MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH!
Welcome back to a new school year!
It's so nice to be making actual music in the Music Room again after last year of doing music digitally !
If you're new to Partee, we're glad you're here and I hope you have fun exploring all the different things on the website. Remember to check back often as this is the place where you can read all about the latest and greatest happenings going on in the music room.
Music In Our Schools
CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE SHOWCASED ON FYI
CLICK HERE IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR OUR NEW SCHOOL SONG
(Article shared from https://nafme.org/programs/miosm/music-in-our-schools-month-miosm/ )
For more than 30 years, March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation.
The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community, and to display the benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.
MIOSM and the events surrounding it are the ideal opportunities for increasing awareness of the benefits of high quality music education programs in our nation’s schools. NAfME hopes that teachers, students, and music supporters alike will find ways to join in on the celebration through creative activities and advocacy. Learn more about how NAfME works to support music education.
Even though we haven't been able to make music in the music room at school, a lot of students have found out that they can make some pretty cool music at home through technology. Before we ended up having to move our lessons to Digital Learning Days, the 1st - 3rd graders were beginning to use the iPads at school to learn about and practice composing their own short song for us to play on the Boomwhackers.
So here's a little background on the project:
At the end of last year we took some time learning about different note values and we did some fun Boomwhacker activities using what I call our "Recipe Rhythm" words. We learned how different words can represent rhythm and we started making our own "recipes" with food words such as popcorn-lemonade-peanut butter-grape jelly to make a rhythm for example. We brought those words back into use as we started this unit on composing using the Song Maker App in the Chrome Music Lab (see previous post for more info on the site). I was able to demonstrate a few things about our project and each class had an opportunity to write a little song as a group before we had to take our learning completely online.
Over the past two weeks, students have been submitting and editing their creations that we will get to play once we get back to school! I wanted to share some of the awesome compositions students have created and will be adding to these as more are submitted.
There were certain rules students had to follow for their composition. The 3 most important rules were:
1. Each Recipe Rhythm word had to be used at least once.
2. Students were encouraged to use a variety of notes.
3. The composition had to start and end on one of the red colored boxes.
It has proven to be a tricky assignment for some without me being right there next to them to help them out. There has been LOTS and LOTS of video feedback sent out to students!
Here's some of the excellent work I've received so far! I will be posting more soon...
- CLICK ON THE BLUE TRIANGLE UNDER EACH SONG TO HEAR IT -
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Graders recently learned about something really cool call Chrome Music Lab. It has all sorts of fun music technology for students to explore and experiment with. We got to explore a few of the apps within the Lab and will be using the Song Maker app to compose our own pieces of music with a little activity we've been doing called Recipe Rhythms. I'll be posting some of the student compositions here on the website so you can hear what great music everyone creates.
Check out the slideshow below to find out all the
"need-to-know" info about Partee's Annual Winter Choral Concert.
Scroll down to the next post for links to Grade Level pages
to see your practice videos.
The Winter Wonderland Concert Practice Videos are up and ready for you to practice with!
Remember that you can download the videos if they are slow to load on your device. You can view the videos and listen to the music on any device that can access the internet.
Click on your Grade Level below to go directly to your page.
More details about the concert will be shared as we get closer to the Concert date.
At the beginning of every class, we have a mini-Music History lesson where we listen to some music, give our opinion of the music, and then discuss some of the elements we heard. I created a page to share all the amazing and influential African-American musicians we've been listening to and learning about.
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE
I've included several videos and links to other pages where you can learn about the wonderful contributions these incredibly talented musicians have made to the world of music.
Check out the slideshow below to find out all the "need-to-know" info about Partee's Annual Winter Choral Concert.
So now that I've gotten all of the "Back-to-school" stuff like seating charts, setting up my grade book, Class Dojo, AND the Wheel of Names for 29 different classes not to mention keeping track of grades, Class Dojo points, AND Lesson Plans for all those classes, I finally have had a chance to update the Music Room Website! Hallelujah!!! Go check out your Grade Level page up in the "For Students" tab in the menu to preview your music for our Winter Wonderland Concert. We'll be starting to learn all that music soon! In the next few weeks and months I'll be working to update a few of the other pages that haven't been updated in a VERY long time. There will be some new digital activities, games to play and I'm going to try and set up a page dedicated to our SQUILT Music so if you were absent or just want to listen to that song or piece again, you can!
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.