Early Learners (Beginners & Pre-K): In addition to our usual moving, singing and signing, we’ve been taking turns with a few percussion instruments. Students are being introduced to congas, claves, maracas, guiro, shaker, and tambourines, and will get to know them better as we explore together.
Kindergarten & 1st grade students are also taking turns with our percussion instruments. We’ve been listening to Santana’s Oye Como Va and Samba Para Ti as well as selections from Buena Vista Social Club. We’ve also been reviewing pitch names on the Treble Clef.
2nd Grade got their log-in information for Theta Music today! Some are still getting logged in for the first time; we will get everyone completely set up the next time we meet. We’ve also reviewed the treble clef and explored percussion.
Elementary (3rd-5th): We’ve reviewed the treble clef, explored percussion and added a few assignments in Theta Music as we continue to explore timbre. Students may be bringing assignments home if they are not yet compete.
Middle School Students (6th-8th) have a survey to complete (due today), which includes a conversation with their family about our two required concert dates (November 19 and April 28), reading the syllabus, and gathering contact information for any lessons they may take.
Theta Music assignments have also been made; be sure to work on them at home if they are not yet complete.
Remember, all Middle School assignments will be delivered via Google Classroom; be sure to turn your work in via Classroom as well!
All-Stars has begun working on about 7 songs. There is some RHCP, Cake, Joe Walsh, Foo Fighters, and Police in the mix.