• Learning Remotely

    Good day, everyone!! I am really missing you all!! I hope you are staying well, keeping active, singing, reading and playing games! Here are your music lessons for the tenth week of remote learning!  Do what you can and please share with your family! I look forward when we can be together again!!
    All 'written' lessons or videos, should be emailed to me  ldavis@wtps.org  - include your name and your classroom teacher's name. 

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                                              TALENT SHOW is ON!!!! (virtually, of course!) 
                                    Date to send in Videos has been extended to May 29th
                            Send your videos to -> Flipgrid.com/bellstalentshow
     
     
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    GRADE 1 Week 10  This week, we will have fun with articulation...can you say the word ar-ti-cu-la-tion? Articulation is the way you say your letters and words, the clearness that you speak.
     
    1. Try practicing with this silly tongue twister: Say the words very slowly with much care to the way you move your lips. This takes alot of slow practice - take your time and be patient. Look in the mirror to see the way you lips move.  Wally Winkle wriggles his white, wrinkled wig.
    3. Enjoy listening to Mrs Wishy Washy - that feels like a Tongue Twister too!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-hDiJHB918  (cut + paste into your browser)
    4. The second time, you will say the words along with the reader - paying attention to your articulation!
    5. What do you think Mrs. Wishy Washy's reaction is when the animals jump back into the mud? Write your reflection and send to ldavis@wtps.org 
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    Week 9   
    1. Word search fun: https://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/music/word-search.htm
    Copy and paste this link into your Browser.  Print out the Word Search
    Find the words on the list
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    Week 8 -  Let's Get Moving! Have fun!! BrainDance - Hokey Pokey Style
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeIcKjKAfNQ  <- cut + paste into your browser
    Illustrate yourself doing your favorite move and email to ldavis@wtps.org
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    Week 7 -
    1. Meet George and he will take you through some of the instruments of the orchestra! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Jc4sP0BEE Listen carefully to each instrument and imagine what instrument you may want to play when you get a little older!
     
    2. Now we will go back to the Carnival of the Animals by composer, Camille St Saens.
    This week you will enjoy listening to another part, called the Royal March of the Lion. Remember how music can tell a story without words - you will hear the marching of the lion, and then you will hear the R-O-A-R of the lion - some of the roars will have a long sound and some roars will be short. 
    Listen to Royal March of the Lion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A7U8pZJgbI and everytime you hear the roar of the lion, you can raise your hand. (I like to close my eyes when I listen so I can really concentrate on the imagining and listening part.
    Movement: Listen to the music a second time, and this time, you will walk, keeping a steady beat, pretending to be that majestic lion walking through the jungle, it will be fun to Pantomime the roar (without making any sound - let the music do that) .  You will be telling the story with your movement and pantomime! :)
     3. Illustrate the music Royal March of the Lion drawing most majestic-looking lion and email to Mrs Davis ldavis@wtps.org 
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    Week 6 - This week you will enjoy a Listening and Drawing Lesson.  I am always so amazed how music can tell a story with instrument sounds, melodies, note patterns, expressions like fast or slow and loud or soft, and the speed of the music. All this story-telling without words!
    To do this lesson, you will need: a piece of paper and crayons or colored pencils
    The music you will listen to is called Aquarium from a larger piece of music called Carnival of the Animals by a French composer, Camille St Saens.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyFpZ5MZ7kk
    Please close your eyes to listen and use your imagination to see the beautiful and colorful fish move in the water.  You will also be able to imagine the way the water sparkles, and even the way the sun glistens on the water.  
    After you have listened the first time, listen again, and this time be inspired to draw the fish swimming + moving in the water.  You may listen a few more times to finish your drawing. Please email me your drawing, include your name and your 1st grade teacher's name. ldavis@wtps.org
     
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    Week 5  ***CHECK out Bells teachers - "I Got That Feeling"  and Dance with us!!

    https://www.wtps.org/cms/lib/NJ01912980/Centricity/Domain/1683/I%20got%20this%20feeling%20Final%20II.mp4

     1, Rhythm Reading - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHad-I5AJT0  Read and clap the rhythms as they are shown on the screen, remembering to keep a steady beat

    2. Write 5 rhythms that have 4 beats each - remember to used your 'beat lines!  Please email your work to Mrs. Davis ldavis@wtps.org

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    Week 4   I hope you are enjoying your music lessons and activities! Today's activity is all about movement, keeping a steady beat and hearing a change in the music where you will change your movement.  Part one - please keep a steady beat following the people in the video; on part 2 you will hear the music change and the people in the video are swinging in pairs.  If you do not have anyone to pair up with, you can always skip in place or even in a circle, 
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    Week 3 - Let's get moving -> 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nKq4jm4LD8   Can you also create your own movement for this very fun song?   Make sure you are keeping a steady beat!

    Week 2 - The Four Seasons - "SPRING"  by Antonio Vivaldi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3nSvIiBNFo  A Listening Lesson -This is very famous music that you may have heard before. Today, you will learn, how music, without words, can tell a story, through the sound of the instruments, the melodies and rhythms, and the loud and soft sounds. Through this beautiful music you will hear Spring arriving - the birds tweeting, the storm and the sound of the water in a stream.  Listen carefully and use your imagination to hear all the sounds of Spring.
    The first melody you hear, will be one that you hear several more times.  Everytime you hear the main melody, draw a flower - to celebrate Spring!  Maybe you can hear the tweeting of the birds, the music will be a little softer - draw birds, or maybe the storm - the music will be loud and you will hear the sound of the bass fiddles - draw lightning!
    The music tells the story of Spring, without words and to think of this, is really amazing!!
     
    Week 1 - Please Keep practicing writing rhythms using these notes - ta, ti-ti, rest and half note.  Organize rhythms using 'beat lines' just like we do in class.  GETTING Creative - 'write' rhythms using popsicle sticks + pipe cleaners (like we did in class), crayons, markers, toothpicks, or any other interesting materials you can find around the house!  Remember to clap each rhythm that you create!  You can even take a photo of your rhythm and email me the photo!!
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    GRADE 2  -  Week 10 -
    1. Listen to Cows in the Kitchen, noticing the repeated word patterns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNUlqVv9U78o
    2. Join in on the story telling.
    3. Create another verse about a different animal, and ask someone at your house to video you singing your newly created verse.
    4. Send video to ldavis@wtps.org
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    Week 9
    1. Word search - search for the music terms/vocabulary, instrument names in this Word Search. (across, down, diagonally)
    You can play on line Copy link and paste in Browser to play
    https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1172550/
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    Week 8 - Let's Get Moving! Hip Hop Style!! 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeIcKjKAfNQ <- cut + paste into your browser
    Illustrate yourself doing your favorite move and email to ldavis@wtps.org
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    Week 7 -
    1. Meet George and he will take you through some of the instruments of the orchestra! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Jc4sP0BEE
    Listen carefully to each instrument and imagine what instrument you may want to play when you get a little older!
     
    2. Now we will go back to the Carnival of the Animals by composer, Camille St Saens.
    This week you will enjoy listening to another part, called the Kangaroo.  Close your eyes and you will be able to hear the hopping sound  of the kangaroos...they seem to be hopping up and down the keys of a giant piano. Then the music gets very soft, and the kangaroos have stopped their hopping and are looking around, deciding with way to hop next.
    Close your eyes as the music tells the story of the kangaroos...can you imagine through the sounds of the melody when the kangaroos are hopping and when they are looking around? 
    Movement: The second time you play the music, you are going to be the kangaroo, hopping and looking around, just as the kangaroos do in the music.
    Illustration: Make an interesting illustration of your kangaroos hopping and looking around - please email to ldavis@wtps.org with your name and your teacher's name :)
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    Week 6 - This week you will enjoy a Listening and Movement Lesson.  I am always so amazed how music can tell a story with instrument sounds, melodies, note patterns, expressions like fast or slow and loud or soft, and the speed of the music. All this story-telling without words!
    To do this lesson, you will need: a scarf or piece of fabric - preferably something that is light (not heavy like a winter scarf)
    The music you will listen to is called Aquarium from a larger piece of music called Carnival of the Animals by a French composer, Camille St Saens.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyFpZ5MZ7kk
    Please close your eyes to listen + use your imagination to see the beautiful and colorful fish move in the water.  You will also be able to imagine the way the water sparkles, and even the way the sun glistens on the water.  
    Also, please notice the way the melody moves high, low, high, low, high, lower - you will hear this pattern a few times.
    After you have listened the first time, listen again, with movement this time. Take your scarf and move it gently through the air, moving the way the melody is moving. You may want to listen to it a few more times - because it is so beautiful.  
    Please write your response to this music - how it made you feel, and what kind of movement you did to go with it. Please email your response to ldavis@wtps.org and include your name and your 2nd grade teacher's name.
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     Week 5  *** CHECK out Bells teachers - "I Got That Feeling"  and Dance with us!!
     We are going to continue practicing writing notes on the staff that spell words. Take a piece of paper - regular size. Hold your paper horizontally -and draw 5 lines -this is the staff.  You may have to draw a staff on the other side of the paper, if you need more staff space. If you remember how to draw the Treble clef, please draw it. Do you remember the names of the lines? Starting from the bottom  E G B D F and the 4 spaces from the bottom are F A C E. 
    Now this week, I am going to give you words to write on the staff and you can carefully draw your notes on those lines and spaces to spell the words.  Here we go:  C A B   B E D. E D G E. 
    F E E D. B A G. 
    And here's the challenge: C A B B A G E. Send me your work  via email -> ldavis@wtps.org
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    Week 4 - I hope you are enjoying your music lessons!  This week you will focus on singing.  Using videos, you can echo sing the melodies that you hear>>>let's go!
     
    You can continue with this familiar song - Do Re Me from The Sound of Music 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lU6X13icO0.   OPTIONAL: You can use this song for inspiration in making an illustration about this song - Do you want to send it to me? ldavis@wtps.org
     
    ***CHECK out Bells teachers - "I Got That Feeling"  and Dance with us!!

    https://www.wtps.org/cms/lib/NJ01912980/Centricity/Domain/1683/I%20got%20this%20feeling%20Final%20II.mp4

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    Week 3 - https://www.classicsforkids.com/games/note_names.php  Here is a fun practice game for naming the notes on the staff.  Have fun! 
     
    Now let's get moving -> 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nKq4jm4LD8 

    Can you also create your own movement for this very fun song?  Make sure you keep a steady beat and be creative!!

    *There needs to be no response to Mrs. Davis for these videos – but I always welcome practice work either rhythm patterns or staff work sent through email

    Week 2 - 

    This week, we are going to focus on the STAFF - the home of the pitches.  The staff consists of 5 lines and 4 spaces.  Do you remember the phrase that helps you remember the 5 lines - [Every Good Boy Does Fine  - or Every Grizzley Bear Deserves Fish - E G B D F Here is a new helping phrase - Empty Garbage Before Dad Flips
     The names of the spaces spell a word - F-A-C-E. 
    Now take a piece of paper (81/2 x 11) and draw a staff (use a ruler) and practice drawing the notes on the staff - first the line note and then the space notes.
    Do you remember how we were drawing notes on lines and spaces to make words?
    Can you write notes that spell the word EGG CAB  BEG  BED  BAD...remember to be fussy on how you make the notes on your staff.  You will probably want to start a second sheet of paper. There are so many more words you can create with your notes - like CAGE  BADGE  EDGE  ACE  Maybe you can think of more on your own.  Please email me your staff work.  ldavis@wtps.org
    I can see how you are doing!
    Please visit - https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html for fun and Staff games!
     
    Week 1 - Please keep practicing writing your rhythms using these notes - quarter note, rest, ti-ti, (eighth notes, ti-ki-ti-ki, (sixteenth note, half note, whole rest)  Use beat lines to organize your rhythm patterns.  Remember to clap the rhythms or play them on an instrument!
     
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    GRADE 3 --  Week 10 Letter to parents of in-coming 4th grade students about learning a string instrument + joining Bells' Orchestra
     

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    Visual & Performing Arts Department

    Elementary Orchestra Program Sign-up

    Dear Incoming 4th Grade Students & Parents,

    Casey Corigliano

    VPA Supervisor

    Spring 2020

    As you are looking forward to your 4th grade year, we are excited to offer you the opportunity to join our Elementary Orchestra program! Our instrumental music program is a regular part of our school curriculum and every 4th and 5th grade student is given the opportunity to participate in the orchestra. Being a member of the orchestra, like chorus and band, offers many educational and social benefits. Additionally, it can lead to the development of what may prove to be a lifetime interest, activity and appreciation for music.

    Our orchestra program is offered one day per week at each elementary school. On a certain day, students will meet once for a small group lesson and as a full ensemble usually at the end of the day. Students will miss some of their other class time to participate in the program but this is done on a rotating basis as all of our teachers are extremely supportive of the music program, recognizing its strong relationship to student success.

    Normally, we would host an assembly in your child’s school where they would have an opportunity to see and hear the instruments. Due to our remote learning scenario, we have created several videos of the instruments that are being offered in an effort to help your child choose the instrument that interests them the most. Links to those videos are on the next page of this letter. Next, we will ask that you complete an online registration form that will officially sign the student up for the program beginning in September.

    On the next page of this letter, there are links to the instrument videos. Upon review, please complete the Elementary Orchestra Registration Form to sign up for our program. We ask that all registrations be completed by June 8th, 2020. Information regarding music rentals can be found here. Securing an instrument is not required to be completed in order for students to register and can be done over the summer. We will reach out to you with more details on instrument rentals after your register. If you have any questions, please reach out to one of our elementary instrumental teachers listed below depending on the school your student attends. All of the information in this letter and more is available on the Visual and Performing Arts Supervisor page on the district website. We very much look forward to having you become a part of our award-winning orchestra program in our district!

    Musically Yours,

    Casey Corigliano

    Supervisor of Visual & Performing Arts Washington Township Public Schools

    Elementary Orchestra Faculty

    Click on the name of your teacher to go to their webpage

    Ms. Lisa Sebastiani – Birches (lsebastiani@wtps.org)
    Mr. Evan Smith – Bells, Hurffville, Thomas Jefferson, Wedgwood, Whitman (esmith@wtps.org)

    JOINING THE ORCHESTRA!

    Start with this: What is an orchestra?
    Now, click on the various instruments to learn more about how each one looks and sounds!

    Sizing your child for an orchestra instrument is very important before you rent. Please check out this sizing guide for more information.

    Violin

    Viola

    Cello

    Double Bass

     
    1. Since you may be thinking of learning an instrument to play in the Orchestra in 4th grade, check out this video on the different sounds the string instruments can make. and also how music can tell a story with the sounds of the instruments and patterns of notes and also expression
    2. Write your reflection on the sounds of these instruments and your thoughts of possibly learning an instrument in 4th grade and email to ldavis@wtps.org
     
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    Week 9
    1. Word Search Lesson
    https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/168/musical-terms/
    Copy link and paste into Browser to view. This word search can be played on line! Enjoy finding all the words listed
    2. Create your own Word search using music vocabulary, instrument names, composer names - 10-15 words. Follow directions when you get to the page
    Word Search Maker : https://thewordsearch.com/maker/
    Enjoy finding your words! Send it to a friend!
    3. Email me the link to your newly created word search  -  ldavis@wtps.org
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    Week 8 - Let's get moving! Hip Hop Style!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng3jxSaSayA   <- cute + paste into your browser
    Illustrate yourself doing your favorite move and email to ldavis@wtps.org
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    Week 7 - 
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUXSVnGsYyY. Love Train - Have fun listening - dancing and singing!!
     
    2. Practice tapping this rhythm...see the repeat sign at the end - that means go back to play again.  This is a recurring rhythm that you will hear in Fossils music - a piece from Carnival of the Animals, by composer Camille St Saens
     
     
     
     
     
     practice playing this rhythm
     
    3. Now here is the music of Fossils - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGI-hYVslPU   
    Listen, keeping a steady beat, while you enjoy the video.
    Listen a second time, playing this recurring rhythm along with the music. I would suggest to use a 'found sound' instrument from you house - like wooden spoons.
    4. Writing rhythms: Write 5 rhythms - 4 beats each - that use the sixteenth note (ti-ki-ti-ki pattern) and practice clapping or tapping.  Email rhythms to Mrs. Davis ldavis@wtps.org + include you name and teacher's name
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    Week 6 - This week is a Rhythm Reading Lesson.  You will be reading 5 different rhythms from a video that is provided.  --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOblXebJoMY
    The rhythms include quarter notes, quarter rests and eighth notes. Easy, right? Sure!
    The fun part is you get to be creative and perform your rhythms with found sound instruments - that means instruments that you can create with stuff around the house. You will need to play with 5 different sounding instruments.* (each rhythm will be played 4 times before moving to the next rhythm + instrument) - So, get ready for this lesson by going around the house looking for things that make cool sounds.
    Take a photo of your 'found sound' instruments and email to ldavis@wtps.org with your name and your 3rd grade teacher's name.
    *there are suggested instruments like a drum, guiro, cow bell, maraca and stick - but please create your own instruments!
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    Week 5 -  ***CHECK out Bells teachers - "I Got That Feeling"  and Dance with us!!
     We are going to continue practicing writing notes on the staff that spell words. Take a piece of paper - regular size. Hold your paper horizontally -and draw 5 lines -this is the staff.  You may have to draw a staff on the other side of the paper, if you need more staff space. If you remember how to draw the Treble clef, please draw it. Do you remember the names of the lines? Starting from the bottom  E G B D F and the 4 spaces from the bottom are F A C E. 
    Now this week, I am going to give you words to write on the staff and you can carefully draw your notes on those lines and spaces to spell the words.  Here we go:  C A B   CAGE  BADGE
    E D G E. F E E D. B A G. 
    And here's the challenge: C A B B A G E. Send me your work  via email -> ldavis@wtps.org
     
     
    Week 4 - I hope you are enjoying your music lessons!  This week you will focus on singing.  Using videos, you can echo sing the melodies that you hear>>>let's go!
     
    You can continue with this familiar song called Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lU6X13icO0.    OPTIONAL: You can use this song for inspiration in making an illustration about this song - Do you want to send it to me? ldavis@wtps.org
     
    Here is a fun song to practice your rhythms with - it will get more challenging as the tempo gets faster!  ->   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXZWgOf2lSA 
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    Week 3 - Time for movement!  -> 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nKq4jm4LD8     Can you also create your own movement for this very fun song?  Make sure you keep a steady beat and be creative!!

    Please keep writing your rhythms, too!  I welcome seeing your rhythm practice sent to me via email.

     
    Week 2                    Diddle Song re-write please do - send to ldavis@wtps.org  - Thank you!    
                                                     Diddle Diddle Dumpling, my son John
                                                     Went to bed with his brit-ches on
                                                     One shoe off and one shoe on
                                                     Diddle Diddle Dumpling, my son John
     
    Week 1 - This week - let's start practicing rhythm writing - please create rhythms in 4 beat patterns - start with a meter of 4/4.  You may use beat lines to organize each rhythm. Please use these notes: quarter note, rest, ti-ti, (eighth notes) ti-ki-ti-ki, (sixteenth note) half note, half rest, whole rest.  Use bar lines between each measure, to divide one measure from the next.
    Write 10 measures and remember to clap the rhythms that you create! I would love to see the work you are doing!  Please send email to ldavis@wtps.org
     
     
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    GRADE 4 -   Week 10   I hope you have been thinking about what instrument you may choose to learn and participate in 5th grade Band! 
    *Please click on this link to hear the sounds of Band instruments  https://www.wtps.org/Page/13707 
    *Dr Bushong tells you about joining Band - copy and paste link into your Browser https://youtu.be/svxB5K1_pNo
     
    *How music effects the story scene of a movie
    1. Watch this scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn9V0cN4NWs (cut and paste in your browser)
    2. In your opinion which of the music selections matches this scene the best and what is your least favorite selection and why. 
    3. Write your reflection and send it to ldavis@wtps.org
    Week 9- 
    1. Word Search Lesson
    https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/168/musical-terms/
    Copy link and paste into Browser to view. This word search can be played on line! Enjoy finding all the words listed
    2. Create your own Word search using music vocabulary, instrument names, composer names - 10-15 words.
    Word Search Maker : https://thewordsearch.com/maker/
    Enjoy finding your words! Send it to a friend!
    3. Email me the link to your newly created word search  -  ldavis@wtps.org
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    Let's get moving with a Meghan Trainor song "Better when I'm dancin' 
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6PmB6tMBOc <- cut + paste into your browser  
    Illustrate yourself doing your favorite move and email to ldavis@wtps.org
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    Week 7 - 
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUXSVnGsYyY. Love Train - Enjoy this awesome music - dancing and singing as you listening!!
     
    2. Practice tapping this rhythm...see the repeat sign at the end - that means go back to play again.  This is a recurring rhythm that you will hear in Fossils music - a piece from Carnival of the Animals, by composer Camille St Saens
     
     
     
     
     
     practice playing this rhythm
     
    3. Now here is the music of Fossils - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGI-hYVslPU   
    Listen, keeping a steady beat, while you enjoy the video.
    Listen a second time, playing this recurring rhythm along with the music. I would suggest to use a 'found sound' instrument from you house - like wooden spoons.
    4. Writing rhythms: Write 5 rhythms - 4 beats each - that use the sixteenth note (ti-ki-ti-ki pattern) and practice clapping or tapping.  Email rhythms to Mrs. Davis ldavis@wtps.org + include you name and teacher's name
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    Week 6. Listening lesson Please go to --> https://www.classicsforkids.com
    This famous music is called "Spring" from a larger piece of music called "The Four Seasons", composed by Vivaldi
    Please listen to the music. -> https://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/composer_profile.php?id=79  The music tells the story of Spring arriving - you will hear birds singing, the stream water moving, the breeze moving the trees and even a thunderstorm - close you eyes and use your imagination!
    Read about the composer - Antonio Vivaldi
    Answer these questions - Email your answers to ldavis@wtps.org, include your name and your teacher's name
     
    1. Antonio Vivaldi was born in what country? 
    2. His father taught him to play what instrument?
    3. Vivaldi became a priest. How did he get nicknamed "Red Priest"?
    4. Vivaldi spent all of his time, teaching and writing music. A person who writes music is called a ___________
    5. What instrument family did you hear in 'Spring'? (choose one answer) Percussion. String. Woodwind. Brass 
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    ***CHECK out Bells teachers - "I Got That Feeling"  and Dance with us!!
     1. Practice reading rhythms, using this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf5rcXhGPps Instead of clapping, maybe you can create an instruments using something from your home
     2. Practice writing rhythm patterns in 4 beat measures. Your meter will be 4/4.  Divide your measures using bar line. Write 10 measures, at the end make a repeat sign.  Practice clapping gthe rhythm piece you just created, remembering to repeat.  Email me -> ldavis@wtps.org your writing assignment
     
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    Week 4 - I hope you are enjoying your music lessons!  This week you will focus on singing.  Using videos, you can practice echo singing the melodies that you hear>>>let's go!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrPp01NoUHA&list=RDFngUEjwsZM0&index=11.   If you ever want to make a video of you singing, please do! https://flipgrid.com/davis7493 
     
    You can continue with this familiar song, using your hand signs for the pitches 
     
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     Week 3  
     
     Pitch - Sound - Science --> Something fun for you to try!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nKq4jm4LD8

    This is my favorite video that I've come across so far -  ColdPlay song - Viva la Vida performed by Mirko and Valerio - You will love this!  

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTPhHVWclow  Please write a reaction or response to seeing this performance and send to ldavis@wtps.org

    Week 2 - 
    Fourth grade students will be preparing for our song flute unit!  YEA!! We need to review the names of the lines and spaces of the Treble Clef - Can you draw the Treble Celf?
    It would be fun to practice. Make yourself some staff paper, using a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 size paper.  Draw 5 lines, evenly spaced and you now have yourself at STAFF!! Practice drawing a Treble Cleff . Review the names of the lines - Every Good Boy Does Fine OR Empty Garbage Before Dad Flips - -> the lines and the spaces spell FACE  Practice carefully drawing the notes on the lines and naming each one, and practice drawing notes on the spaces and name each one. 
     
     Can you write notes that spell words, like EGG CAB  BEG  BED  BAD...remember to be fussy on how you make the notes on your staff, so you can read them!  You will probably want to start a second sheet of paper. There are so many more words you can create with your notes - like CAGE  BADGE  EDGE  ACE BAGGAGE  Maybe you can think of more on your own.  Please email me your staff work.  ldavis@wtps.org  so I can see how you are doing!
    Please visit - https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html for fun and Staff games!
     
    Week 1 -Practice writing rhythms using these notes - quarter note, rest, ti-ti, (eighth notes) ti-ki-ti-ki, (sixteenth note) half note, half rest, whole rest.  Use 4/4 meter; use bar lines between each measure. Write 10 measures and remember to clap the rhythms that you create!
     
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    GRADE 5 -    Week 10
     
    How music effects the story scene of a movie
    1. Watch this scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn9V0cN4NWs (cut and paste in your browser)
    2. In your opinion which of the music selections matches this scene the best and what is your least favorite selection and why. 
    3. Write your reflection and send it to ldavis@wtps.org
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    Week 9
    1. Word Search Lesson
    https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/168/musical-terms/
    Copy link and paste into Browser to view. This word search can be played on line! Enjoy finding all the words listed
    2. Create your own Word search using music vocabulary, instrument names, composer names - 10-15 words.
    Word Search Maker : https://thewordsearch.com/maker/
    Enjoy finding your words! Send it to a friend!
    3. Email me the link to your newly created word search  -  ldavis@wtps.org
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    Week 8 -   Let's get moving with a Meghan Trainor song "Better when I'm dancin' 
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6PmB6tMBOc <- cut and paste into your browser
    Illustrate yourself doing your favorite move and email to ldavis@wtps.org
     
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    Week 7
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUXSVnGsYyY Love Train Enjoy this awesome music - singing and dancing as you listen!
     
     
    2. Practice tapping this rhythm...see the repeat sign at the end - that means go back to play again.  This is a recurring rhythm that you will hear in Fossils music - a piece from Carnival of the Animals, by composer Camille St Saens
     
     
     
     
     
     practice playing this rhythm
     
    3. Now here is the music of Fossils - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGI-hYVslPU   
    Listen, keeping a steady beat, while you enjoy the video.
    Listen a second time, playing this recurring rhythm along with the music. I would suggest to use a 'found sound' instrument from you house - like wooden spoons.
    4. Writing rhythms: Write 5 rhythms - 4 beats each - that use the sixteenth note (ti-ki-ti-ki pattern) and practice clapping or tapping. Email rhythms to Mrs. Davis ldavis@wtps.org include you name and teacher's name
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    Week 6. Listening lesson Please go to --> https://www.classicsforkids.com
    This famous music is called "Spring" from a larger piece of music called "The Four Seasons", composed by Vivaldi
    Please listen to the music. -> https://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/composer_profile.php?id=79  The music tells the story of Spring arriving - you will hear birds singing, the stream water moving, the breeze moving the trees and even a thunderstorm - close you eyes and use your imagination as you listen!
    Read about the composer - Antonio Vivaldi
    Answer these questions - Email your answers to ldavis@wtps.org, include your name and your teacher's name
     
    1. Antonio Vivaldi was born in what country? 
    2. His father taught him to play what instrument?
    3. Vivaldi became a priest. How did he get nicknamed "Red Priest"?
    4. Vivaldi spent all of his time, teaching and writing music. A person who writes music is called a ___________
    5. What instrument family did you hear in 'Spring'? (choose one answer) Percussion. String. Woodwind. Brass 
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    Week 5   ***CHECK out Bells teachers - "I Got That Feeling"  and Dance with us!!
     
    1. Here is a great video with fun ideas for body percussion.  Learn 4-5 patterns and use them with your favorite music 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ocaxLQ4ig8&list=RDFngUEjwsZM0&index=41
    2. Send me a video of you performing your body percussion patterns on -> https://flipgrid.com/davis7493
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    Week 4 - I hope you are enjoying your music lessons and activities.  If you ever want to make a video of you singing, please do! https://flipgrid.com/davis7493 
     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk6EWhK-5xw Practice singing this week ...please sing along with the video 2 times (at least)

     
    You can practice your singing using your hand signs with this familiar song:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lU6X13icO0
     
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    Week 3 - Pitch - Sound - Science --> Something fun for you to try!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nKq4jm4LD8

     Please write a reaction or response to seeing this performance and send to ldavis@wtps.org    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTPhHVWclow

    Week 2 - practice writing rhythms using these notes - quarter note, rest, ti-ti, (eighth notes) ti-ki-ti-ki, (sixteenth note) half note, half rest, whole rest. ALSO, use newer rhythms such as: syncopation and uneven patterns.  Use 4/4 meter; use bar lines between each measure. Write 10 measures and remember to clap the rhythms that you create!  You can email me the rhythms that you write and mail to ldavis@wtps.org  I cannot wait to hear from you!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRSJijhRIOs  Here is a fun, interactive page to practice your syncopation rhythms with! 
     
    Please clap the rhythm of Alabama Gal to find each measure that has a syncopated rhythm.
     
     
     Do you remember the game - "The minister's cat is a _________________ cat - say the chant, keeping a steady beat; you can add in an adjective word that starts with a letter 'a, the next person says the chant and adds an adjective starting with a letter 'B' and so one!  It's alot more challenging than you think!!  Have fun!
     
     
     
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    CHORUS - Practice singing these melodies:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILWEcq1E6lk&list=RDFngUEjwsZM0&index=7
     
    Have fun with these exercises - you may even want to do them in front of a mirror!!       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5ibRYDBFTw
     
    HAVE YOU RECORDED YOUR VOICE YET? -> You can record your favorite chorus song with YOU singing!! https://flipgrid.com/davis7493 and I will be able to hear your beautiful voices! 
     
     
     
     
        
     
     
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