Alrighty my little music makers, I used our unexpected days off due to Hurricane Irma to finally get some of the new things we've been working on in the Music Room the past few weeks up on the website for you to practice. I'll be adding some of our Focused Listening music and videos as well as a practice video for 3rd thru 5th for our new challenging Body Percussion Routine soon. I'll let you know during class when those are up and posted. Until then, have fun practicing!
I just wanted to take a quick moment to welcome everyone back for a new and exciting school year! For those of you that are new to Partee Elementary School, this website is the place to be to find out about all the latest goings-on in the Music Room as well as finding all the resources you need to practice your music and things we've learned in class. I'll be updating things for this school year over the next few weeks so be patient if what you're looking for is not quite ready yet or you're still seeing things from last year....there are only so many things I can get done in a day! For those of you that are returning students that are familiar with the site, you'll see that some items from previous years are currently or will no longer be available...sorry about that. It just keeps the navigation of the site cleaner. I will try to create an "Archive" section for all the songs and fun activities we've done in the past but for right now I need to finish updating all the areas that haven't had any attention in awhile.
I am looking forward to this being a GREAT year (it's #12 for me at Partee and #22 overall!!! WOW!) and hope that it will be one of the best yet! I hope to see ya back here soon!
This last week has been spent filming all the classes for their Partee Promise Video that is shown on the FYI Morning Announcements show. That's 35 videos total that are now being edited for posting on the Music Room website as well as to hand off to Mrs. Espinoza, our Media Specialist, for viewing on the morning announcements. If you want to get an advance preview of your classes' video before it's shown on FYI, click HERE. You will need to enter a password (it's posted in the music room on the whiteboard) OR you can go to Ms. Breland's eClass page where it will be posted in the Content Area Section under "Important Info." If you don't see your classes' video, please be patient as there is only 1 Ms. Breland and she has lots and lots of things to do...she will try to have all videos posted before Spring Break. See Ms. Breland if you have any questions or can't find the password. Hope you enjoy your classes' video!
Be sure to check out your Grade Level Page for new updates on our current activities. I added a picture album of all the instruments we have been learning about in class so that you can ask for the instrument you want when it's time to go "shopping" for your instrument for the Partee Promise Song video. Be sure to also check out the Discussions Tab on eClass along with the Content Tab to check out some new activities and games I've posted.
If you have any questions you can ask me before or after class or in the morning before morning announcements.
Partee’s Annual Winter Wonderland Concert is just around the corner...
Thursday, December 15th to be exact!
We have been working very hard preparing our music and have a wonderful show ready to present to you. This year the concert will be held in the GYM in order to accommodate our ever growing crowd and allow for the students to also be part of the audience. Below is the important information you need to know if your child is planning on coming back on the evening of December 15th to participate in the concert.
Well I got a little behind in posting a video of the week due to being sick but I have a really cool (and kinda long) video to share with you this week but it's very cool!!! Many of you left me questions in the survey about the Marble Machine Video (it was the 2nd Video of the Week) and this week's video might answer some of those questions. The guy you see is the inventor/builder of the machine. He will show you how some of the parts work and you'll get to hear how the machine sounds if it's not hooked up to microphones. Watch for the words "Room Sound" and "Line Sound" on the screen. "Room Sound" is when the microphones aren't picking up the sound and what you are hearing is like what you would hear if you were standing in the room with him. "Line Sound" is what the microphones pick up which is why he's wearing headphones so he can hear what's coming thru the microphones. Don't forget to either fill out the survey, leave a note on the Padlet, or leave a comment. I hope you enjoy the video!
In honor of Halloween being next Monday, I found a fun video by the group VoicePlay which is an A Capella group meaning they just use their voices to make the music - no instruments. VoicePlay covered the song "Grim Grinning Ghosts" which was written back in the 1960's and is used all throughout the Haunted Mansion attractions at the Disney theme parks. The title of the song actually comes from a poem by William Shakespeare (a very famous playwright you will learn about in High School). Don't forget to take the survey, leave a comment, or leave a note on the Padlet. I hope you enjoy this week's video!
So I found this cool video a few years ago where music and science is combined. It was created by a musician by the name of John Boswell who lives in Washington state. He's a bass player, remix artist, and video creator. He's done several other videos I will share with you thru the Video of the Week posts. I love how he's taken spoken word and mixed it with music to create a song. I hope you enjoy it!
A QUICK UPDATE ON THE OTHER VIDEO POSTS: I just found out that I forgot to set the Padlets so that you could leave a response...they were set to "read only." I fixed that now so if you were trying to leave a response on one of the last 2 padlets and it wasn't working, everything is fixed and you should be able leave a post.
It's Wednesday which means it's time for another "Check This Out!" Video of the Week. Since so many of you liked the one from last week (scroll down in case you missed it) I decided to give you another Wintergatan video to check out. I like this one because you can see how all the different instruments fit together to make the piece of music they're playing. If you keep watching until the very end (it's a long video) you'll get to see how they built the little music box machine the girl is playing at the beginning. I'd love to hear what you think about the video so be sure to leave a comment, complete the survey, or leave something on the Padlet for me. I'm working on responding to your questions from the other two videos. Be sure to look on the Padlets below those videos for the answers.
Hi there! My name is Erin Breland and I'm the music teacher to some really awesome students at Partee Elementary School in Snellville, Ga.