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.
So here's the next video in the "Check This Out!" Video of the Week.
Be sure to answer the survey or add something to the padlet below the video. If you're the first person from your class to respond, I'll have a treat for you next week!
I hope you enjoy this one!
I decided to start a new post on the website called "Check This Out!" Video of the Week. Each week I will post a video I've found that I think you all might enjoy. It could be one that we didn't have time to watch in class or one that we saw in class but didn't have time to discuss further. In addition, I will post a survey to find out what you think about the video and a link to a Music Room Padlet where you can discuss the video with your classmates.
Here's your first video and be sure to tell me what you think after you watch it.
I'm looking forward to an AWESOME year this year and am hoping it will be one of the best yet! For those of you that are new here (or are new to Partee), this is the place to find out all the latest information about what is going on the Music Room. Be sure to visit the tabs you see above for anything and everything you could ever want or need to know about the Music Program at Partee Elementary. I will be updating everything for the 2016-2017 School Year over the next few weeks along with posting updates on here, the "Current News" page.
Be sure to check back often for updates and until then...
We're busy making music in the Music Room!
More detailed information about the concert will be sent home after Thanksgiving Break. In the meantime, students can visit their grade level pages to watch, listen, and sing along with the practice videos I created for our songs.
Remember to always check the Grade Level Pages for practice videos and music for our classroom activities. If you're curious about how I grade students in our performance based class, you can check out the Grading Info page for detailed rubrics. I will be posting more information soon about how we are using Class Dojo in the music room as well.
We've been having a great time the past few weeks jammin' to the Partee Promise Song! Students have been rotating around the room getting to play a variety of classroom instruments. We'll be making our videos soon and using technology (the Socrative Student app) to choose their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd favorite instruments to play for their class video. Since we are a BYOD school, many students have already been bringing their devices with them to class. For students that are allowed to bring their devices, I am recommending they download the free Socrative app (no sign-up needed either) so we can use it more often in class.
Here are a few fun and interesting videos to get you in the holiday mood.
I hope everyone has a fun and safe winter break! See you in 2015!
Thursday, December 11th in the Partee Cafeteria
Please have your child at school no later than 5:45p.m. dressed in a white, red OR green shirt and jeans. The concert will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. with the pledge, the Partee Promise Song and a few words from the PTA. Kindergarten and 1st grade will perform first, followed by 2nd and 3rd grade, and 4th and 5th grade will perform last. There will also be a performance by the Partee Dancing Stars. Students may go shopping in the PTA sponsored holiday shop following the concert. When you arrive at school, please go to the following holding room for your grade.
It's that time of year again where we begin preparing for our annual Winter Wonderland Concert. This year, the concert will take place on Thursday, December 11th. It will be an exciting show with lots of great music! Students can practice their music at home by visiting their Grade Level Page and looking for the practice videos I uploaded of each song. Each grade level has a song that all the student's that came before them have learned and then another one I chose especially for them. I will post more information about the concert as we get closer to the date.
Also, be sure to check out the Partee Promise Videos from last year. You will need a password to access this page but it is posted on the whiteboard in the music room. I have uploaded a few grade levels and have just a few more to go. When we come back from Winter Break in January, we will begin making our new videos for this year.
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.