• August 28

    All the music classes did age-appropriate music, rhythm, or mallet technique practice while singing the verses in this lovely book about inclusiveness.  If you are looking for a new book for your home library, this is a good one!

    "All Are Welcome" by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

    All Are Welcome

    September 12

    In preparation for starting recorder, fourth graders are ramping up music literacy by learning to read music from a five-lined staff.  To reinforce this concept, we learn a song, The Staff Has Five, and also  language arts and art connection projects.

    The Staff Has Five

    The Staff Has five, it has five lines, E-G-B-D-F, E-G-B-D-F.                                                                                           

     In between each line there lies a space, F-A-C-E, spaces spell face.

     Staff spaces Staff lines Student sample





    September 19.

    The kids are so excited to be playing recorder in class.  So far, we have watched a few YouTube videos of recorder performances, emphasizing the different sizes of recorder and the beautiful tone that can be made from professional grade as well as school grade recorders.

    Enjoy these resources as a family.

    Here is the link to the letter that was sent home with students interested in purchasing a recorder to practice at home: Recorder Letter

    The Recorder Family

    Learn more about the recorder:

    The Origins of the Recorder

    Videos about the recorder:

    The Recorder Family — This group uses many different sizes of recorders

    Super Mario World - Recorder Quartet — These recorders are the same ones we use in class