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Friday, May 20, 2016

Weekly Review 5/16-5/20

This has been a great week!  It was nice to finally get some sunshine! Here's what we were up to in music:

First grade students started violins!  You can learn more about the violin unit HERE.  We taught them about the different parts of the instrument, and the function of each:

  • Scroll
  • Pegs
  • Peg Box
  • Strings
  • Nut
  • Fingerboard
  • Neck
  • Body
  • Ribs
  • Bridge
  • Sound Post
  • F Holes
  • Tailpiece
  • Chin Rest
  • Button
  • Parts of the bow: frog, stick, tip, grip, screw, hair
See if your child can point to each part on the violin picture above!

Here is Mrs. Rzasa teaching the violin parts and some of our first grade students with their violins.

Our second graders are busy rehearsing for their Memorial Day Assembly on Wednesday, May 25th at 10am in the Cafeteria. Your child will be sing and dancing as part of their presentation. Students are encouraged to wear "Red, White and Blue" and may accessorize as they please! We hope to see you all there!

Sadly, this was the last week of centers for our third grade students. Mrs. Rzasa and I are still available to test or help out any student on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. We will be preparing for our 3rd grade recorder and violin for the next two weeks. Don't forget to practice your belt songs, Juba Jive, and March of the Droids!

Our fourth and fifth grade students revisited their composition projects. Fifth graders are composing music to the book, "Where the Wild Things Are" and fourth graders are composing music to the book, "Rainbow Fish."  In two weeks, they will be performing for our first and second grade students. Remember to bring your band and orchestra instrument to music if you are using them for the compositions.

Our fifth graders also selected their "moving up" song! We will begin rehearsing the song next Thursday and Friday.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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