In first grade, students finished the Peter and the Wolf listening map activity. Each part of the map included a fun activity, such as drawing the different characters and identifying different instruments. Here is list of all the character in the fairytale. Each character in the story represents an instrument and has a musical theme:
- Bird: flute
- Duck: oboe
- Cat: clarinet
- Grandfather: bassoon
- Wolf: French horns
- Hunters: woodwind theme, with gunshots on timpani and bass drum
- Peter: string instrument
The second graders learned two new instrument families this week: the brass family and the string family.
Common Brass Family Instruments:
Common String Family Instruments:
Next Friday, Jan. 27th, our third grade students will take a field trip to Carey Hall to watch the Lexington Symphony perform. We will leave at 9:15am and will be back by 11:30am. Dressing up is highly encouraged! We will also have our recorder test on Tuesday and Wednesday so don't forget to study! Everything that you need to know is on the study guide!
Our fourth graders practiced playing chordal accompaniments to, "Auld Lang Syne" while the fifth grade students practiced playing chordal accompaniments to the famous 80's hit, "Take On Me." Here is a video of Mrs. Weinberg's class performing, "Auld Lang Syne" while Mrs. Warford's class is singing the song:
In chorus, both grade levels completed the fun food song, "Fugue for Fast Food." Fourth grade students also finished learning their grade level song, "Peter Piper."
We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!