Things are moving and shaking in First and Second Grade Music!
What a great year we are having in first grade music! We have just completed a study of the string, woodwind, and brass families. We will talk about the many instruments of the percussion family beginning in April. We also listened jazz music, talked about important jazz musicians and even did a little scat singing. We love spring in the first grade. We will listen and talk about Vivaldi’s Spring. We will add puppets and scarves to make the music come alive at the end of the unit.
Second graders are singing folk songs and songs from other countries. A favorite is a singing game called Pizza, Pizza, Daddy-O. Notes and rhythms. Peter and the Wolf. The timbre of instruments in the orchestra. The story and the music of the Nutcracker. The National Anthem. Songs from around the world. We are working with the Blue Game to notate quarter notes and eighth notes.
The Beat and the list goes on.