Instrument Play on Snow Days!

Instrument Play on Snow Days!

Hello!

 

This time of year presents a particular challenge since 5th grade Instrumental is once a week at all 7 of my buildings.  With our snow/ice/cold weather days, I have not seen some of my students in 3 weeks!!  Please encourage students on days off to review and work on material that they are familiar with in their band and string books:

Band– in books up through Page 11

Strings– in books up through Page 14

Progress for Classes so far

Progress for Classes so far

Hello!

Since we are coming up to a long weekend, I thought I would include a list of what pieces the 5th graders should be practicing.  For the most part, all 7 of my buildings are working on the same pieces, with a couple of exceptions:

ALL BAND CLASSES ALL BUILDINGS:

1) Ode to Joy

2) Old MacDonald

3) We Will Rock You

4) Let’s Go Blue

ROCKET PERCUSSION (RIVER OAKS):

Separate materials will be handed out this Tuesday

HOWE STRING CLASS:

1) Kookaburra

2) German Folk Song

3) Allegro (Roman Suzuki Book 1)

ALL OTHER STRING CLASSES:

1) Are You Sleeping?

2) Polish Tatra Song

3) Double Stop Technique

4) Bile ‘Em Cabbage Down

New Schedule Beginning AFTER WINTER BREAK

New Schedule Beginning AFTER WINTER BREAK

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My schedule had to shift because of a great problem–LARGE CLASS SIZES 🙂 This full schedule will not change until January 2019 (after Winter Break) except for River Oaks that changes next week:

MONDAYS: HOWE-5th GRADE BAND/STRINGS

NOWLIN-5TH GRADE BAND/STRINGS

MILLER-5TH GRADE BAND/STRINGS

TUESDAYS: GEER PARK (AM)- 5TH GRADE BAND/STRINGS

STUDENT TEACHING ART-RIVER OAKS/BRYANT

RIVER OAKS PERCUSSION-AFTER SCHOOL

WEDNESDAYS: RIVER OAKS-5TH GRADE BAND/STRINGS

 HAIGH-5TH GRADE BAND/STRINGS

THURSDAYS: SALINA (ALL DAY)-5TH GRADE BAND/STRINGS/DRUMMING

FRIDAYS: STUDENT TEACHING ART-RIVER OAKS/BRYANT

Sharing is FUNdamental!

Sharing is FUNdamental!

Hello!

I give all of my classes at the beginning of class a chance to share a piece, or a few measures of something they have worked on over the week.  This builds a sense of pride/accomplishment, and promotes others sharing in class.  Students playing individually is the fundamental was for me to assess their progress.  If students are encouraged to share it turns the formative assessment into FUNdamental instead of just a requirement 🙂

Encourage your child to share this week and next week 🙂