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Mrs. Pearson's Music Classes K-3 and Choruses


GRAND Behavior in Music Class

Make good choices
Use kind words
Show respect
Involve yourself
 Care for our room & instruments

Be a STARR in Music! 
Classroom expectations
(per the students in Sept.)

With cabin fever taking over, these reminders help everyone have a better experience in music.  

S:  Safety 
"When safety stops, class stops."  Keep body parts &  germs away from each other; Self-control bodies

T: Tolerance & 
A: Acceptance
Be kind & understanding;
Ignore others' mistakes; but celebrate successes

R: Respect
Listen, follow, cooperate; and leave things alone unless invited

R: Responsibility
Take care of our things; 
Always TRY to do our best! 

There's SO much happening - 
We're Listening, Watching, Repeating, and Trying!  

All classes are learning:
*To sing PITCHES (how high or low)  with listening and following "hand-singing" signals;

*To see & feel RHYTHMS  (how quick or long the sounds are)  by "Ta" and "Ti-Ti"  (single & double)  symbols & chants;

*To play RHYTHMS (the combinations of the sounds)  by following the patterns we SEE, and by using our bodies to move, chant, tap, and dance

*To learn NEW SONGS  (not just for a concert!)  by putting it all together!  

 Echo me, Mirror me, Follow me, Sing with Me! 
* * *

And in each grade...  specific new skills that are the building blocks of a lifetime of music!  

Learning to use our voices, sounds, and simply getting acquainted with each other, the music room, and how music class works.  The simplest of early-childhood songs give us all the "sing-song" notes we need.  

Grade 1
Learning to keep a beat -- independently and together -- and use our bodies in different patterns to "feel and follow."  Left-Right movements, mirroring and echoing, and circle game-songs help prepare many skills.

Grade 2
Learning to identify rhythm symbols (ask about "Ta" & "Ti-ti" & "Ha"), and what music patterns look look and feel like.  We're all learning the same basic set of songs -- our "repertoire" -- that we can all do together in music, at home, playground, but with some variations for each level.

Grade 3
Learning more complex durations, symbols, language, and what the written rhythms look like is much more fun when we use our common "play songs" in new ways.  

For All Grades:
We're all watching our Music Word Wall take shape, and for new Music Minions to appear around the room.  These bright friends have a lot to share!  

Coming Events:

Stay tuned for 

Grading -- in music?
Yes! It's not just about a concert... but the work it takes to getting there

50% Participation:  
What students put IN
*Attitude, Effort, Conduct,  Cooperation, & Courtesy ...  all part of being a music "STARR"!

50% Progressa measure of What they take AWAY 
*Skill checks & benchmarks
*Concert behavior