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.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
All 2nd graders should have received part assignments and/or a letter from the music department with information concerning our upcoming musical. Please reach out if you have any questions. Our performance will be November 19th at 6:30 PM. The doors will open at 6:00 PM. See you then!
Chorus students, please have auditions prepared and submitted by this Friday. I will send a message through Edmodo as well. I plan on making a copy of the CD for check-out. The CD will be available tomorrow morning. I hope this will help with formatting problems. If needed, I am in my room in the morning beginning at 7:10 to help students with auditions and other trouble spots.
Parent information about chorus polo shirts and upcoming December concerts will be coming your way shortly! Please let me know right away if you aren't on the e-mail list.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Dear second grade parents, Please note that we had to change our original performance date from November 12th to November 19th. We would also like to let you know that speaking roles have been selected both from the music department and the classroom. In efforts to keep students spirits high, please understand that we are only able to select 3 main character roles from each classroom. Your children are all very talented,which made the task rather difficult! While not everyone has the opportunity to talk in the microphone, we are happy to say that every child does have a special part, will wear a costume, and have their moment to shine on stage. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Your teachers will contact you this week with those who are speaking and need to create / find additional costumes.
In other news! I am happy to post two different interviews for you from the last two weeks. One with our Fulton County Vanguard Lead Coach, Heather Cox, about personalized learning my classroom and the other with Quaver himself! Both offer a sneak peek into the music room and the type of learning your children are receiving. Take time to look them over and let me know if you have any questions!
Check Twitter or Instagram for a sneak peek into the classroom!
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Students are wrapping up our first unit, rhythm. We have spent the first nine weeks learning about beat, meter, and rhythm. Check Twitter and Instagram for pictures and videos of student work! We will begin our 2nd unit of study, melody. Students will be learning how to read AND sing pitches on the staff. We will tie this in with what we know about rhythm to read and sing actual musical notation! (Even in kindergarten!)
Chorus students should have set up their class Edmodo accounts and may begin practicing their music and submitting auditions for singing solos.
This week, I was offered a wonderful opportunity to take a trip to Nashville, Tennessee to work with the BEST, Quaver! Check back for an update with an announcement about our session over the next few weeks It was so much fun and the team is just incredible! I had a great time seeing all of the brilliant minds at work putting together every element of the Quaver world.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015
You may see WSB news around Dolvin for the next few months as they continue coverage on the award progress.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Also, Spaced Out audition letters and scripts will be coming home this week as well as chorus permission slips. Please e-mail me at Endicott@fultonschools.org if you have any questions.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
We would also like to welcome Kelly Mott, itinerant must teacher to Dolvin Elementary. She is returning to Fulton County after a few years teaching music at an international school in Kenya. We are happy to have her on staff this year!
I would like to also wish Mrs. Evans good luck as she begins her full time music job at River Eves elementary. We will miss you!!!!
Chorus signups will begin next week with our first rehearsal on Thursday September 10th. Chorus meets on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 for interested 4th and 5th grade students. This year, Mrs. Polaksi will be co-directing the group. Welcome! You can find more information about chorus, as well as an online signup form by clicking on the chorus tab at the top of the page.
Our 2nd graders have begun learning music for their musical Spaced Out. Students will begin signing up for auditions this week. You can find more information about the show and audition scripts by clicking on the Spaced Out tab at the top of this page.
I am looking forward to another exciting year together! Please let me know if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
We are pleased to announce that we will be attending a field trip to the Fulton County Music in Our Schools Month Concert at the Cobb Energy Center. A hard copy of the permission slip went home with students this afternoon. I am attaching a separate copy here for anyone who missed chorus and needs an additional copy. These forms are due tomorrow. The field trip will be free for students and chaperones. If you wish to chaperone this trip, please let me know today or tomorrow. We will need at least 10 volunteers. Volunteers will need to have completed the online volunteer process as well as having your driver's licenses scanned. If you have not completed this process it will take 48 hours and will need to be completed as soon as possible. Contact me for more details and I will direct you to the appropriate sources.
In addition, we distributed choral clinic forms. The choral clinic will be Saturday, March 14th, from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm at Mimosa Elementary School. These are due tomorrow. We apologize for the quick turn around. Here is a copy of this form. This is not a required event. The cost is $25 per child to pay for the cost of the workshop, printed music, snacks, a souvenir bag, water bottle, and t-shirt. This will be a wonderful day of learning followed by a performance for the parents.
Please e-mail me if you have any additional questions or need more information.