Elementary Music

Course Description

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Friday Books - 
Don't Forget the Bacon by Pat Hutchins
Big Max by Kin Platt illustrated by Robert Lopshire
The Sailor's Alphabet illustrated by Michael McCurdy
The Little Brute Family by Russell Hoban illustrated by Lillian Hoban
Paddle-to-the-Sea (Chapters 1-6) by Holling Clancy Holling
There's No Such Thing As a Dragon by Jack Kent
Paddle-to-the-Sea (Chapters 7-12) by Holling Clancy Holling
The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting

Paddle-to-the-Sea (Chapters 13-19) by Holling Clancy Holling
Neville by Norton Juster, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Paddle-to-the-Sea (Chapters 20-end) by Holling Clancy Holling
June 1, Kindergarten & 1st Grade
"Sunday Best" End of the Year Song - Field Day Challenge

Watch the class video below for the Music Field Day Challenges:
"MCS End of the Year Song Challenges" page (to the right)
"MCS Freeze/Bug Moves" page (to the right)
"MCS Sunday Best" page (to the right)
May 25th, Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Sing along with the Norwegian Sailors from Wagner's opera The Flying Dutchman.

-Sailors Chorus sung by the Victorian Opera Chorus


-"Sailors Chorus Words" Page > to the right
May 18th, Kindergarten & 1st Grade
-Click on the class video and watch > https://youtu.be/eaMStStProo
-"Bounce High, Bounce Low" Coloring Page & Treble Clef Lines & Spaces Page (both to the right)
May 11th, Kindergarten & 1st Grade
-Click on the class video and watch > https://youtu.be/K-40Ravpemc
-Draw some "A's" on the Treble Clef (with note heads and staves). The "Treble Clef" page is to the right or draw your own. I have also posted a picture of my own work.
-"Sunday Best": New End of the Year School Song by the group Surfaces (Lyrics are to the right)
May 4th, Kindergarten & 1st Grade
-Click on the class video and watch >
-I Knew You Were Treble - Video >
-"Treble Clef" Page and "Mr. A lives on the Staff" Page to the right >
April 27th, Kindergarten & 1st Grade
-Click on the class video and watch >
-Magic Flute - Act I Video >
-Magic Flute - Act II Video >
-Papageno Playing His Magic Bells Video >
April 20th, Kindergarten & 1st Grade
-Click on the class video and watch >
-Magic Flute Coloring Pages (one to the right and one with the link below) - choose your favorite
-Magic Flute Videos
    Papageno and Papagena
April 13th, Kindergarten & 1st Grade 
-Click on the class video and watch > 
-Write your own opera - "Theater Sheet" is to the right >
-"Mr. A lives on the Staff" image is to the right >
-Chrome Music Lab/Song Maker
-Twinkle Variations Video on Piano
-Twinkle Variations Video on Harpsichord
Mr. A
Who is Mr. A? Mr. A is a tuning fork, and he sings "A." His scientific name is A-440/A-1. A-440 is the standard pitch on the piano with the frequency of 440 Hz. A-1 refers to the first "A" above middle "C" on the piano.
Each week I ask a student to sing A-440/A-1 before I play the tuning fork. I am trying to train the pitch into their psyches. After the student attempts to sing A-440/A1 (many of the students are now able to sing an "A" before hearing it), Mr. A sings to the students, and then the class sings his name, A-440-A1 on the pitch "A."
We begin each class this way.