I am currently on sick leave due to an October diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. We are trusting in the Lord for direction on this.
My long term substitute is Mrs. Lessmeir. Her school email address is email@example.com - if you would like to contact her. She said that she would send to me pictures to update what is happening in Music class. So, I will try to update this spot periodically. Here is a picture of our grade 1-12 students at the Veteran's Day Program today.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Our 3rd Grade Students worked very hard to create short tone poems just before the end of the school year in May. First, they had to make up a story by signing in to a Wiki site where they were asked to add two sentences to the story from their class. It was fun to watch the story line develop! After each of the 4 classes finished their own story, we had students make up and record a short musical theme to fit each character in the story. Next, we chose one student to narrate the story as I recorded them. Then, I asked them to draw a picture of one of the characters or scenes in the story line. Next, I took digital photos of each drawing and cropped the characters out. By this time the school year was over. I told the students that I would put everything together and put their finished Tone Poems on a DVD to give to them.
If you would like to preview the results of the Tone Poem Project, you may click here to watch and listen to the Tone Poems.
MR. ANDERSON'S CLASS TONE POEM! (June 30)
MRS. RABBE'S CLASS TONE POEM! (June 25)
MISS CARLSON'S CLASS TONE POEM! (June 21)
MRS. MALAKOWKY'S CLASS TONE POEM! (June 16th)
All in all, a very fun project!!!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Watch this CBS video clip about how young children's lives are being changed by learning to connect with classical music at a very young age. The new conductor of Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel, has a plan!
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Please comment on what you think!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Last night, Lori Line and her "Fab 5" performed here, in Windom, at the BARC auditorium. WOW! What a program!! For all who were able to attend, it was a musical rainbow of Styles and all of their amazing talent that inspired all. One of her "Fab 5" performers, Robby Nordstrum, is a senior in high School and a most talented violin player! This is Lori Line's 21st year of touring.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Here is a VERY simple way to to compose a nice sounding piece of music using the basic idea of sequence. I use it with my 2nd and 3rd grade classes. Second grade students are introduced to the concept of sequence and we compose a couple "Class" pieces. After reviewing the idea of sequential patterns, 3rd grade students can make one of their own sequence pieces. FUN!