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Music - Ms. Daigle

NOID1Q02231Welcome! I hope that you're student is ready to be immersed into the world of music! Ukuleles, recorders, boomwhackers, drumming, dancing, singing, games, and theater are just some of the activities that I love to teach in class. Music is my passion and I absolutely adore sharing my love for it. The Christmas Pageants and Spring Concerts happen twice a year and showcase every grade's voice. If you have any questions, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





March 2018


Image result for joust the musical Spring is around the corner- How very exciting! I enjoy teaching Christmas songs for the December concerts, but there’s nothing like the spring musicals; and this year everyone is in for a special treat. The 3-6 grade classes will be involved in “Joust: A Mighty Medieval Musical.” All songs are new and have never been hear before. To top that off, all grades will be playing a musical instrument. Boomwhackers and recorders to name a few! It’s sure to be a hit!

Prek-3 grade will be singing one of my favorite children’s concerts, “How Does Your Garden Grow”.Image result We put on this concert two years ago, but there will be plenty of new twists this time around! This is such a perfect concert for little ones as it encourages them to grow up with kindness and respect for others. Plus, how perfect will it be to hear pre-k singing “Lavender’s Blue” and “Daisy, Daisy;” both nursery rhymes from the 17th and 18thcentury. True golden oldies you could say!

Third grade is doing really well with recorder! It’s time to learn a new notes this month – “C!” Fourth graders will begin to review C & D this month in addition to learning their part for the spring musical!

Fifth grade will be closing up their ukulele unit this month just in time to begin their classical composer projects! Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical time era composers will be chosen by the students. Each will create a unique Google Slide presentationDaisybell.jpg using the iPads in class.

Sixth grade is finishing up their composer projects and will be presenting them this week with their partners (if they have them.) They’ve created wonderfully put together Google Slides for their classes to learn about their chosen Composer-of-Today!

The younger kiddos will be spending a lot of time learning their songs for the concerts, as there are a handful of words! We will dive into these spending as much time as they can handle learning their songs. We will also be exploring ribbon dance in first and second grade and movement songs like “I don’t Want to be a Chicken,” “Hokey Pokey,” and many other favorites will be explored for pre-k and K!


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February 2018

Image result for music valentines day pngHappy February! Spring is approaching that means that the Spring concerts are coming up! All students will begin to learn their songs for their concerts. This year has begun to inspire me to teach the young kiddos classic songs such as "Lavendar Blue," "Playmate," "Que Sera," "Daisy, Daisy" and many more. I'm in the midst of searching for an upbeat super fun Spring concert for the 3rd-6th grade group. Let's get those guys singing even louder and prouder than the stunning Christmas pageant we had in December.

Sixth graders will be continuing the research for their "Music of the NOW" songwriters. They will present them in class using Google Slides either before February vacation or after depending on how in depth they want to go on their projects. The fifth graders just picked up ukulelles at the end of January. They have learned chords C7 and F by sharing ukuleles with a partner in class. They are reading and learning by an awesome book that helps them understand time signatures and keeping a steady beat. Very soon they will be playing chords above sheet music. C, G7, and many more chords will also be learned.

Third and fourth grade will continue their recorders. Third gracers are on pages 7 & 8 and fourth graders are just about to review note "C." We learned 3/4 time last month - they are really starting to feel the waltz time! Dynamic markings (piano/forte) , and muiscal symbols (Fermata, breath marks) will be further learned and practiced as well.

First and second graders will be introduced to the time signature using the song “All You Need Is Love” (Perfect for February!). 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 will be introduced. All of these time signatures focus on the quarter note receiving one beat (easy to clap to!) and show that different beats per measure can make songs or parts of songs sound very different. They will also be introduced to sight reading rhythms involving quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, and half rests.

Pre-k and kindergarten will be continuing to learn movement games with “Splish Spalsh” and “Hop Till You Drop!” They're progressing quickly with call and response on the drums too! They're just so smart!


January 2018

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Let it snow, let it snow, let is snow! Happy New Year folks – Welcome back! There is lots of exciting things in music class this month, let’s take a look!

The 5th and 6th graders most favorite project is in the works - Ipad Composer Projects! Students will pair up and research a composer's biography, choose their favorite song, and describe why they enjoy that song. 5th graders will be researching their favorite romantic, baroque, classical, or renaissance composer on the ipads and will be creating their very own presentation! 6th graders will be doing the same, but this time with contemporary composers – Gershwin, Berlin, Loesser, Rogers and Hammerstein – just to name a a few!

The 3rd and 4th graders were a little behind in learning recorders due to the backup of the century on their blue colored recorders. All is well now – but sadly those who ordered blue will receive green recorders. 4th grade will be reviewing B, A, G, and C in both 4/4 time and 3/4 time. 3rd grade will be learning the beginnings of recorder this month. B, A, G, practicing quarter, half, whole, and eighth note rhythms, and muich more! Students will also be learning the Rondo theme with a fun activity called "Candy Rondo" (that of course involves candy)

1st and 2nd graders will continue practicing rhythm – this time with the drums – the bug ones! I have slowly introduced boomwhackers and reading notes that are color coated by playing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” last month. We will continue our learning by playing both “Twinkle Twinle Little Star” and “London Bridge.”

Prek and K will begin to learn how to draw music notes and continue to practice call and response on the drums and boom-whackers. They’ll even color their own boom-whacker sheets to write a song! As well as learn some new fun movement games and learn more form Mr. Bubbles!

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