Check out all the exciting things happening in the Monaco Music room! Kindergarteners and First Graders are working on being Tuneful, Beatful and Artful by singing, speaking, dancing, playing Click, Rattle and Scrape family instruments and listening to songtales. As we move into winter, we will be starting to prepare for our holiday performance which is scheduled for December 18th at 5:30pm. Please mark your calendars and join us for "The Gift of Song" where we will present our work for you!
Second graders have been eager to learn to read rhythms and melody and play the ukulele! Be on the lookout for some Take Home Pages for some of the songs we have been learning to read music notation, and ask your child about their ukulele learning as well.
Hello and welcome to another exciting year at Monaco Elementary! I am so happy to be Monaco's new music teacher and we are already having lots of fun in the music room! In all grade levels, we have been working on classroom rituals and routines, pre-assessing skills, and diving in to our first music units. Students in Second Grade will begin reviewing rhythms and learning Ukulele this fall. We will be working on a reward system called "Rainbow Ukulele" where students can earn colored beads for their progress. Every student will have a ukulele to play at school, but if you would like to purchase one for home, please follow this link. Kindergarten and First Graders will begin the First Steps in Music curriculum which consists of a multi-part musical "workout" that helps students become tuneful, beat-ful, and artful musicians.
This year, students in music will be graded on three categories: Participation (40%), Classwork(20%), and Assessment (40%). The participation grade consists of a 5-point daily grade average which I will post in Infinite Campus weekly. Classwork and Assessments will be posted individually as soon as I have them graded.
Thank you for welcoming me to Monaco and I look forward to working more with your family and your kids!