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Ms. Pearson: Music K-3

Hello!  Welcome to Ms. Pearson's Music page, and to the month of APRIL!    I hope you enjoyed the "Peter and The Wolf." There's a lot of learning going on for this teacher!   Please bear with me, and let me know if you have any questions, ideas, challenges.   I'll be posting links, lessons and other news here.  I've also started a Google Classroom page, where I hope to post videos and songs I can safely share from there.     (I'll post the code <here> when it's ready.)    

What??  Music homework?  Yes, it seems strange; but without a music room this year, written activities have been rare; and using technology, never.    A music class flows in "real time" as students respond to me and each other, and as they demonstrate vocal pitch & mechanics, movements, and rhythm skills.    But, spring always includes more paper for skill assessments, and lyrics.  
I hope your students will find my activities fun and not "work!"     I promise there's a lot of purpose in what I select.   

Instead of the spring concert program planned with Mr. Stewart, K-3 lessons will include music about HOPE, Community, and our Nation.   Some will be as links, some as videos of me, and all could be songs we could all sing together anytime.   
It's the music itself that can keep us connected, even if we don't have all gather for a concert in person.        
Stay safe, Stay Hopeful, and SING!       Ms. Pearson  


LOOK BELOW for weekly Lesson plans, printables & links by GRADE


What to do with music homework??

At any time the school hosts a materials exchange, please:

*Mark each page with 1st & last name, and Grade

*Separate from sibling pages 

*Submit all Music items separately from other classroom materials

*Pages may also be submitted by email 

*Music Log pages may be collected as monthly batches in early May, and with final folders at the last school-year collection.  

Thank you!  

Music News Q&A: 

Music Still Connects Us!
Remote Music Learning

Music Storytelling:  Why is the Music Teacher sharing stories? 

Reading to children is super-important for learning music!  You don't even need to sing!   The natural sounds of human voices help build vocabulary & language, and presents patterns & sequences.   Voices, accents, speech inflections and words each offer something unique; just like different instruments, styles, and rhythms do!   

Rhythms of Language support the rhythms of MovementRhyming and moving to sound patterns actually helps balance, coordination.   Simply rocking left & right during music is so important at all ages & stages. So Move! Dance! Rock & roll!

Listening to voices, styles, and sounds all help a child's brain prep for the most basic elements of music:  high/low,   loud/quiet,   fast/slow,  long/short,   sound/silent.   Listening to the world helps kids recognize different qualities and sources of sound,  and awareness of concepts like expression (the happy/sad of notes, and what the musical "story" represents).

Plus...  Rhyming stories present & practice Steady Beat.  Repeating and sequence stories (like Wonky Donkey) reinforce vocal, memory, and predicting skills.  Kids don't even know they're actually learning music... but when we add instruments, movement and music to stories, WOW!   Great things happen.   

It's GREAT to invite your student to find common items to use to keep a beat.  BE CREATIVE!   What can they come up with?   Just ask about the surprising things we use in class sometimes (like bath scrubbies and OJ caps).



Music Confusion:   So now she's encouraging using YouTube and movies? 

Sort of...  There are some really great movies, song and video clips to find.  Just SING!    MOVE!   PLAY ALONG!  And Karaoke versions are fine -- it's reading!  Now's a great time to pull up classics musicals, and sing along. Some of my favorite suggestions:   
*The Muppet Movie(s)    *The Sound of Music     *Mary Poppins      *The Jungle Book     *Charlotte's Web        
*Cars    *Toy Story     *Coco    *Moana    *Sing!   These have a lot of variety in their soundtracks, and their composers.  

Follow my CES Ms.Pearson Music library on YouTube.  Some items are for certain grades, but everything can be explored.  

In times of national crisis, MUSIC bridges generation gaps, state lines, and politics.  Is your child saying the pledge of Allegiance at home?  Follow it with a song like "This Land is Your Land," "My Country 'tis of Thee" or the "Star Spangled Banner."     MUSIC can also bring comfort, courage, and reminders for HOPE. 



 What might we be learning & doing?
Essential skills & activities by grade.  Some will overlap. 
 K  
Rhythm & Rhyme: Musical Language   
 1
Rhythm & Rhyme: Musical Language   
 2
Rhythm & Reading:
Musical Symbols
   
 3
Rhythm & Reading: 
Notes & Playing
   
 Singing

songs may include:
Patriotic song(s) 
Nursery Rhymes medley & lullabies
a movie song

Patriotic song(s)
Nursery Rhymes medley & lullabies
 
a movie song 
 The Star Spangled Banner

a movie song 
an older pop song 

The Star Spangled Banner 

a movie song
an older pop song
Moving  The Wonky Donkey song The Wonky Donkey song The Wonky Donkey song

Movement patterns to match the playing patterns
Movement patterns to match the playing patterns
 Playing Steady beat;
Household items to create instruments
Steady beat; 
Household items to create instruments
Translating symbols into sounds; 
Playing the patterns

Find household items 
Translating "Ta"  "Ti-ti" symbols into playing as sound patterns

Household items 


Listening, Connecting, Responding Donkey: Sequencing & Recall Donkey: Sequencing & Recall  Recognizing "Ta" and "Ti-ti" patterns Translating "Ta"  "Ti-ti" symbols into note values

 Performing My Country 'tis of Thee

My Country 'tis of Thee
 
 The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner 




K-3 Music: 
The main objectives all remain the same -- we'll just include these in new ways!  

*SING*  Hearing, following , and sharing pitche, and keep building on them!

*PLAY*  Reading cues and symbols to create music with chants, games, and classroom instruments

*MOVE*  Experiencing & exploring rhythms, patterns, beats & contexts through movement

*RESPOND & 
CONNECT*  
Art, writing, reading, and using other ways of making a lasting connection to or through music.  

*PERFORM*  
Putting it all together and sharing music with others! This may be for family, friends, pets, "stuffies,"and even social media.  
Subpages (1): Remote Music
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Mar 29, 2020, 7:53 PM