4th and 5th grade Champions reviewed note names and values this week in preparation for our upcoming recorder unit!
Kindergarten Champions reviewed the difference between steady beat and rhythm, and used classroom instruments to play a new rhythm.
All third, fourth, and fifth grade students at IC Imagine will be playing recorders in their general music classes this year. I will be making a bulk order of high quality instruments for anyone that would like to purchase one for their Champion. If you are interested in purchasing a recorder for your student, please go to orgsonline to place your order. Each recorder is $5.50, which includes a zippered case, neck strap, and the instrument. You may pay for the recorders online from now through Tuesday, January 24, then the order will be placed.
Champions are not required to purchase a recorder, but it is heavily encouraged. If your student has their own recorder, they will be able to take it home to practice, as well as use it in class. If they do not have their own, they will use a classroom recorder and will not be able to take it home with them. If your student already has their own recorder from last year they are certainly welcome to use that again this year.
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. I am eager to begin this exciting musical unit with your Champions!
This week our Kindergarten students are using the song “Hunt the Cows” to help us learn about sections of music that are the same and different. Champions also used the woodblocks to keep the steady beat as the “farmers” woke up the “sleepyheads!”
First and second grade Champions are learning about the musical words staccato and legato, as well as musical form. They used scarves to activate the listening lesson with the piece “Syncopated Clock” by Leroy Anderson.