Music Game and Mrs. Reed’s Recorder

We are going to play a recorder game at Nowlin. If you can tell me the name of the note Recorder Dude is fingering you could win a treat. Only one winner per photo.

Also, the recorder in this picture belongs to Mrs. Reed. She got this recorder when she was 9 years old. The recorder is 49 years old. How old is Mrs. Reed?

Which note is Recorder Dude fingering?
This is the recorder Mrs. Reed got when she was 9 years old. Notice that her last name is different now.

Where will you find Mrs. Reed during conferences?

I am available for conference in person or by phone. Since I am in three different buildings you will not find me in your building for all 3 of the conference dates. Here is my schedule for your convenience:

  • Nov. 7 – Maples Elementary School
  • Nov. 12 – Nowlin Elementary School
  • Nov. 14 – Maples Elementary School

I will not be able to be in the Becker building but would welcome Becker parents to call or stop by Maples or Nowlin to meet in person. You may also communicate with me through Google Classroom.

For all parents, you are always welcome to email me or communicate with me through Class Dojo. I am very eager to work with you for the success of your child.

Where is Mrs. Reed?

Redford Civic Symphony Concert

The Redford Civic Symphony Orchestra has bern keeping three of Dearborn Music teachers buys this year. We just performed our first concert of the season: Theme from Gladiator, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.

Three of Dearborn Music educators play in the Redford Civic Symphony Orchestra concert: Mrs. Reed on flute, Ms. Holmes on clarinet, and Mr. Kwiecien on bassoon.
Three of Dearborn Music educators play in the Redford Civic Symphony Orchestra concert: Mrs. Reed on flute, Ms. Holmes on clarinet, and Mr. Kwiecien on bassoon.
Mrs. Reed’s flute is poised across some of her sheet music for the concert.
Mrs. Reed’s flute is poised across some of her sheet music for the concert.

Recorder Basics Class

Nowlin 4th and 5th grade students will be participating in a Recorder Karate Challenge as we learn about the basic skills necessary to play an instrument well and musically. Letters have been sent home and also posted to ClassDojo with the information necessary to reserve a recorder for your child. Contact Mrs. Reed if you have any questions.

If you need a new Recorder Letter order form here is a PDF for you to print and return.

Recorder Karate belt levels and requirements and posted on a display bulletin board outside of the music classroom. Recorder Dude is also on the board and has fingers that can be positioned to show various fingerings on the recorder.
As students earn their belt for each level they will sign our Karate Challenge Board.

Rhythm Testing Using Icons

These rhythm sticks have Eyes grouped together to represent note values.
These rhythm sticks have Eyes grouped together to represent note values.
The flip side of the sticks has the answer to the rhythm.
The flip side of the sticks has the answer to the rhythm.
We are using fun Fall Themed images to create rhythms. The 4th and 5th grade will say Pumpkin for the one without the face and Jack-o-Lantern for the one with the face.

Practice clapping and saying these rhythms at home so you are ready for the rhythm assessment.

Nowlin Honors Choir – First Rehearsal

Nowlin Honors Choir will begin this coming week, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 7:45-8:30 a.m. We will be rehearsing in the music room (room 28). It is not too late to join. If you need a parent permission form you can find one to print from home by reading my previous post “Nowlin’s Got Talent”. You can also come see me on Tuesday morning to get a form. Come and join the choir – let’s have some musical fun together!

If you have already returned a permission form you have been added to my Honors Choir Google Classroom. Please log in to your school gmail account and accept my invitation to join the class. Important information will be posted there.

“Nowlin’s Got Talent!”

We will be offering an Honors Choir option for Nowlin Students in grades 3, 4 & 5 this year. Rehearsals will be in the music room (28), Tuesday mornings, 7:45-8:30. Attached is the parent permission letter which is necessary for a student to join the choir. Please print the letter and return the letter to your child’s homeroom teacher or the office. They will make sure your permission letter gets to the correct hands.

Permission Letter (click here)

Does your child love to sing? This is the perfect group for your child to join!