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Friday, December 18, 2015

Weekly Review 12/14 - 12/18

This was a very busy week in music!  I first want to congratulate all Fourth and Fifth Graders for an amazing job at the Winter Concert this Wednesday!!

The first graders also had an exciting performance.  We have been teaching them what it means to be a part of the community, and how you can bring people together through song.  As a gift to the school, the students took part in a Winter Sing-A-Long during their music class on Thursday and Friday.  A big thank you to the older siblings who came down, as well as the parents who took time out of their day to join us!

The second graders finished watching The Nutcracker.  They really enjoyed watching the New York City Ballet dance along to music composed by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky.  It's amazing to see the strength and coordination necessary to do ballet - the performers are truly athletes!

The third grade students reviewed verse and refrain form.  A popular wintertime song in verse and refrain form is Jingle Bells!   They learned this tune back in first grade, but this week they learned a dance to go along with it!  The Jingle Bells Mixer is a fun circle dance performed with partners.  They did an amazing job!  For their second music class, they had a great time with Music Mad Libs.  We will post their hilarious songs on the blog soon :)

After all of their hard work preparing for the Winter Concert, the fourth and fifth grade students deserved a break.   For their second music class this week, we watched a video of the performance for self-assessment purposes.  Next week, we will be taking them out to the playground to celebrate!

We hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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