Monday, March 31, 2014

Rhythm Unit I CAN statements

With the conclusion of our rhythm unit, these are the "I CAN" statements for the first and second graders.
The Kindergarten kids had a brief introduction to the quarter note, quarter rest, and beamed eighth notes, and learned about clapping and "saying" the rhythms (ta, shh, ti-ti)  They also were "composers of rhythm".
While many of the same music concepts are taught each year, I use some different activities to deepen the students' knowledge, understanding and application as they progress through CE/MPS.

Here's a sneak peek at our next concept... Note Reading on the Treble Clef Staff!

I've found that Go Animate is a great tool for creating engaging content delivery!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

reVoiced entertained the Elementary Campus

reVoiced delighted our K-2 audience!
Here are the details from Anne Nichols for their upcoming performance on Saturday, March 15!

 Saturday, March 15 at 7:00 PM the McFarland Music Department
welcomes reVoiced! the latest and greatest a cappella sensation! These 5
gentlemen have been members of numerous a cappella ensembles, including
The Cat's Pajamas and Rockapella!  
For ticket purchases, go to [ ] and
look for reVoiced!  Tickets are on sale beginning February 1 through March
15 at noon.  Tickets will also be available at the door, beginning at 6:00
PM on March 15.  Price: $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for Students and
Seniors (60 and over)  A portion of the tickets sales benefit the
McFarland K-12 Music Department.