Third graders have music twice a week for 43 min each and every other week they have an SEL/Music class for 43 minutes on Wednesdays. We explore melody, rhythm. form, expression, and improvisation through singing, dancing, and playing pitched and un-pitched musical instruments. Our focus instrument is learning to play the C Major Diatonic Harmonica (10 hole) and folk dancing. We also explore performance skills & managing performance anxiety through our concert.
Harmonica Concert & Music Performance w/ 1st Graders
December 13, 2019 at 1 PM in Sellman
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
1pm in Sellman (doors open at 12:45pm)
Dear 3rd Families:
Wow - what an amazing start to 3rd grade music. The students have been very busy bees writing their own scenes to be "Tooth Fairies in the 1st Grader musical - "Pajama Party!" The script (with assigned parts - their names in the script) will be sent home in the homework folders this or next week. Please help your kids work on memorizing their lines & lyrics to the songs! I am so very proud of the way your beautiful kids are working together. We started this concert work & harmonica with an SEL check in. We talked about our excitement & anxiety around preparing a huge production. We have worked every week on Performance Anxiety regulation techniques! I have shared some of these in the Google Drive below. Together we have set educational and emotional goals to provide all students with equal access to a safe environment to share their talents with each other & soon....with you! (Concert is January 23, 1 PM in Sellman)
Google Folder Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B11bP4h1WxQHaUFBaHg2cDlsMnc?usp=sharing
Google Folder Contains:
1/ most updated script (with MP3 Folder for rehearsing) & I'll add Harmonica songs once we have chosen them in Dec.
2/ MP3 of songs w/ singers (practice tracks)
3/ SEL strategies we have been incorporating into the practices
Also- we will be adding updates - so this script is the most updated version to use to practice from - so please check back to make sure your child is practicing the most updated version.
Costumes for January 23 performance:
Results from the 3rd MAY DAY Survey:
I'm excited to update you on the 3rd Grade MAY DAY survey results. Almost everyone responded - THANK YOU! And almost everyone volunteered to help with either set up, break down, rehearsals, and/or costume-sewing!! Thank you for your generosity of time & energy!! The traditional costume was voted the costume most of you wanted. I have already met with an amazing team of sewers who are creating new skirts, cummerbunds, ties/scarfs in the traditional style as most were worn out or ruined from 25+ years of use. Thank you sewing team!!