Dear 1st Students and Parents:
I am hoping all of you are safe and feeling well! As WES is now in distance learning mode of teaching, I have created a Music Lesson webpage.  Please check this page every Monday and Thursday that our school is in-session online by noon to find the newest music lesson at the bottom of the page.  1st receives music twice a week and every other Wednesday. The Wednesday lessons are every other week, so I will add extra bonus music lessons which are optional.
Lesson one is to prepare the students for our end-of-the-school assembly. Please note this 1st lesson should be reviewed every week so that your student is able to memorize these songs.
Please let me know if your child or you have any questions or any issues seeing this website.
Take care,
Dr. Kara Ireland D’Ambrosio

1st Grade Music ProgramTop of Page

First graders have music class 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.  We also explore performance skills and managing performance anxiety through our spring concert. 

2018 Musical Performance — "Pajama Party"Top of Page

Wednesday, January 13, 2019
1pm in Sellman (Doors open at 12:45pm)
Please note, the performance is rather short, so please don’t be late!

Dear 1st Families:
Wow - what an amazing start to 1st grade music. The students have been very busy bees working hard to learn the songs & dances to the 1st Grader musical - "Pajama Party!"    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 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! 

Google Folder Link

Google Folder Contains:
1/ most updated script (with MP3 Folder for rehearsing)
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 Jan 13:
Please wear  your favorite full covering PJs!!  &  Bring in your Cozy Special friend (stuffed animal) that you are ok leaving at school for a couple weeks.  Stuffed animals are due to Music Room by Jan 11, please.