A little bit about the music classroom:
In music class students will sing, move, listen, imitate, explore, experience, analyze, classify, create, share, perform, notate, read, improvise, cooperate, and most importantly HAVE FUN!!!! We strive to create innovative, engaging lesson plans which include singing, playing instruments, and moving in each of our lessons. Music is important here at Dolvin Elementary. Studies show that students who receive music perform better on tests involving reading, math, problem solving, and logical thinking.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I have created a group on www.edmodo.com for second grade students to join at your convenience. At this point we have music lyrics and mp3's uploaded for student practice covering the upcoming musical. I also copies of important documents and dates listed on the website. I feel this is a valuable resource to aid in communication as well as prepare your child for our upcoming performance. Please follow the directions below to join our group!
Go to www.edmodo.com. If you already have an account, please log in and click on the "join" link on the left column. It is here that you simply enter the code oibcs0. I will leave this code online on this page for one week before I take it down. If you do not have a free account, please click on "I'm a Student" and fill out the form. Please include the group number listed above. This ensures that you join the correct group. Continue to check as this page may include several updates. Your child will have access to music and lyrics to practice from at home. If you are a parent and would like to connect to our page, a separate code is listed that will connect you to your child. Please e-mail me directly if you are interested in obtaining this personal code or you may find it listed on the left column of your student's page upon log in. You may only access this code once your child has completed the sign up process.
As usual, please e-mail me if you have questions! firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to this new added way of communication. Also, please consider subscribing or following this blog to constant contact.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I have recently linked the Chorus through edmodo. Please check your e-mail for the code to join our site. I will keep you updated on forms and song lyrics among many other resources. Please go to www.edmodo.com to join. E-mail me for the special code needed to join our group. I look forward to better communicating with you!
Friday, October 12, 2012
Auditions sign ups for the December show, Jinglebell Jukebox, need to be completed by next Tuesday. Click on the chorus tab above or click here to sign up.
To avoid disrupting class time, auditions will be held next Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday in the morning from 7:10 - 7:40. Please come to school early on one of those days to complete your audition.
Practice parts can be found online under the Chorus Lyrics tab. We will have a few CDs available for check out for student practice. CDs are limited and may only be checked out for one night. First come first serve.
Good luck, and let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you, Megan Endicott
Friday, September 28, 2012
Students are given free access to the website to compose, play games, and truly explore music right at their fingertips. For usernames and passwords, please e-mail me at email@example.com. Students are encouraged to visit Quaver and complete various tasks for music tickets. Music tickets earn students prices! Simply go to www.quavermusic.com to let the fun begin.
Challenge yourself with music quests below...
(Thank you Catie Dwinal from Laconia, NH and the Quaver team at http://quavermusicblog.com!)
4th / 5th Grade Students: Meter
3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 2/4? I'm all confused! How about you? follow these directions to learn what all these numbers have to do with meter!
- Metro: Now it's time to bring your meter knowledge to the streets. Head to the Metro and choose a stop. Listen to the music, how many songs are in 4/4 there?
Monday, August 27, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
We look forward to another wonderful beginning of the school year. Please e-mail me if you have questions about music class this year. A special message to all fourth and fifth grade students and parents; we will send home chorus information with students within the first two weeks of school regarding specifics and permission forms. Also, be on the lookout for recorder information. I will post all letters sent home on my website for easy access. I look forward to making beautiful music with you this year!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Our chorus party is this afternoon on the blacktop from 2:30 - 3:30. Pick up will be at the Jones Bridge Road entrance at 3:30. Please see note below for details.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Fine Arts Night is quickly approaching! Our performance of Top 40 will be held at the Dolvin Elementary School cafeteria Thursday, May 3rd. Letters have been sent home with students covering extended rehearsals, morning rehearsals for special roles, and costume suggestions for the performance. I hope to have a link to these important papers soon. Costumes need to be pulled together by next Wednesday afternoon. We plan on extending tomorrow afternoon's chorus rehearsal to 4:00 PM. Permission forms are required for student attendance. Please ensure that you have sent in the proper paperwork. Additionally, we plan to extend chorus rehearsal next Wednesday until 4:00 which will serve as our dress rehearsal. Please send your child's costume to school with them on Wednesday, May 2nd. We will be performing for the school Thursday, May 3rd. This performance will be video taped; therefore, your child will need to bring or wear their costume to school Thursday morning. Our performance Thursday, May 3rd will be at 6:00 PM. Students will need to be in the cafeteria by 5:30 in costume. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
We have several exciting events coming up in the months of March and May! Please mark your calendars with these important updates.
March 3rd - Gladiator Game (more information to come)
March 24th - Choral Clinic (forms will be destributed next chorus rehearsal and will need to be returned by February 22nd)
March 29th - Cluster Concert - Autry Mill Middle School
May 3rd - Fine Arts Night performance of Top 40
Please e-mail me if you have any questions about our upcoming events!