The second graders reviewed the two songs they learned last week, Jim Along Joe and Do What I'm Doin'. The activities which accompany these songs are so much fun! Then, we continued the instrument family unit by reading about the woodwind family.
The third graders took their notation test this week. They did a fantastic job! Now that they have mastered the notes and symbols on the staff, they are ready to start the recorder next week! If your child is using a sibling's instrument, please have them bring it in on their music days.
They also played a hilarious game, Music Staff Twister! Instead of placing their hands and feet on colored dots (like in regular Twister), letter names are called out and they need to place their limbs on the corresponding lines and spaces! If they fell or got a note wrong, the other team would score a point. It was so much fun!
(this one looks like an awesome breakdancing move!)
Today, the third graders went on a field trip to see the Lexington Symphony perform. You can read our blog post about it (with many photos) HERE.
The fourth and fifth graders completed their tone chime unit, with their final in-class performances of Auld Lang Syne and Take On Me. Next week, they will start the ukulele unit. We were generously given ukuleles by donors through Donors Choose. We are so grateful to have the instruments to use with the students in class!
In chorus, the students worked on their grade level songs as well as the Hand Jive. We will continue next week!
Hope you have a fantastic weekend!