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, August 31, 2014

Welcome back!

Welcome back to school!  We are so excited to start this new year.  This summer Mrs. Evans earned her Orff Level 1 certification.  With both Mrs. Endicott and Mrs. Evans Orff Level 1 certified, you will be seeing a lot of new and exciting activities in the music room this year.  We hope to infuse our new lessons with technology to create a real world music classroom in which students are moving, playing, creating, singing, composing, collaborating, and sharing, among many other great opportunities.  Our first music unit is Music is a Language. Students will be learning about steady beat, meter, and rhythms.  We will be including more music notation identification and writing this year, so be looking for a packet of student work at the conclusion of our 9 week unit.

A few important announcements to note... We have already begun learning music for our second grade performance of "Spaced Out".  This exciting musical parallels the second grade unit on space and is sure to please the audience! Students have been signing up for special roles in music class and may have brought home a script to practice. Auditions begin next week on your child's music day.  Please click on the Spaced Out tab above for more details.  Our performance will be October 2nd in the Dolvin Elementary Cafeteria.  Please e-mail us if you have any questions.  We are excited to share concert etiquette information for the students and parents in the next following weeks.

There have also been several questions regarding this year's 4th and 5th grade chorus.  Letters will be sent home this week with details.  This year, chorus will be moved from Mondays to Thursdays due to Mrs. Evans' schedule from 2:30 - 3:30.  We will hold our first rehearsal Thursday, September 11th.  All paperwork should be submitted no later than September 10th. You are welcome to complete your form online by clicking here.  Again, please direct any questions to the music department at endicott@fultonschools.org or evansac@fultonschools.org.

For constant updates, we encourage you to follow our blog, Twitter @EndicottSpot, and Instagram @dolvinmusic.  You can click the links on the right column of the main page.  

We look forward to another great year! Be checking regularly as we hope to post student work soon!

Thank you!