• Kindergarten

    In Kindergarten music we are focusing on steady beat and how music helps us celebrate seasons and holidays. In November, we will begin preparing for our Annual Kindergarten Christmas Program. The program will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 3PM. 
    We will also attend our first fine arts field trip to the Cincinnati Children's Theatre to see the musical "The Santa Clause." This field trip will take place on Friday, December 14, 2018 11:15-2:00PM at the Taft Theatre. Look for permission slips to go home the 3rd week of November!
    1st Grade
    In first grade music we have been busy preparing for our upcoming pumpkin show on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 3PM. We have learned 5 fall themed songs with movements to perform. We have also worked on listening to music and how music can set tone and mood to create certain feelings. Earlier in first quarter we used a variety of classroom instruments to accompany the sound story "Mortimer" by Robert Munsch. 
     In November we will begin working on our Christmas musical "The Littlest Christmas Tree." Our show will be held on November 29, 2018 at 6:30PM!
    2nd Grade
    2nd grade musicians are finishing up their beautiful papel picado rhythm banners in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Each student created 1 flag on their class banner that included four beat rhythm patterns using quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth notes. Next week we will be playing some fun musical pumpkin games. We also spent time learning the basics of xylophone, glockenspiel and metallophone playing. 
    In November we will be busy preparing for our Christmas show "The Littlest Christmas Tree" with the 1st graders. The show is November 29, 2018 at 6:30PM.
    3rd Grade
    3rd Grade has just finished their instrument version of papel picado for Hispanic Heritage Month. We are going to apply our visual learning of instruments to the sounds and identification by name for each of the 4 orchestra families. We will also be working on our Christmas musical "Twas The Night Before Christmas". Our concert will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30PM.
    4th Grade
    The papel picado project completed by 4th grade students included rhythms using sixteenth notes, eighth notes, eighth rests, half notes, half rests, quarter notes and quarter rests. These projects are on display in the homerooms. We will begin working on our Christmas musical "Twas The Night Before Christmas" with 3rd and 5th grades. Our program will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30PM. We will also continue to study of rhythm identification, notation and composition.
    5th Grade
    Our students are looking forward to their Veteran's Day program "Stars and Stripes" to be held on November 9, 2018 at 3PM. We will be presenting a varied repertoire of patriotic music as well as written word to salute the Veteran's of our community. Please come to support the students!
    Mid-November we will begin working on our Christmas musical "Twas The Night Before Christmas". We will also be working on recorder learning high C and D.


    Feel free to contact me anytime you need to discuss anything at jard@vikingmail.org or (513)864-1460.