Friday, September 16, 2016

Instrument Families of the Orchestra in a Fun, Engaging Learning Experience

In second grade music classes we are learning about the instrument families of the orchestra. This website presents the concept in an engaging and fun way.  
Students are welcome to explore this at home, and can register for a free account.

By creating their own "secret name", password, and hint, students are able to experience all of this for themselves. This is an advantage because we take turns when we are learning as a class.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

And Just Like That, We're Back! Welcome to Music Classes!

And....We're Back!

Our first music classes include getting to know each other, viewing the expectation videos 
(see above), and "setting the stage" for our year together!

Coming Up:
2nd Grade will be starting to work on The Instrument Families of the Orchestra Unit.
1st Grade will start the "African Music" Unit.
Kindergarten begins "Nursery Rhyme " Unit.

I am excited to be starting Year 5 in McFarland! 
It is my goal to teach the children  musical skills and above all the love of music activities 
to grow life long enjoyment of music!