Monday, April 22, 2013

Camille Saint- Saens

This month, we have been learning about the Camille Saint-Saens.  He is the Musician of the Month. 

He was born in 1835 and died in 1921. He was a composer, conductor, teacher, and a child prodigy! His most famous work was The Carnival of the Animals. 

We have also been learning about Instrument Familes.  Second graders were hard at work on a "cut and paste" activity.  Students had to cut out the instruments and glue them into their family!


Monday, April 1, 2013


Mr. Scott (our music intern this semester) is teaching us about Harmony.  Here is a video of a 3rd grade class singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat in a 3 part round!

I "mustache" you a question. . .

Our new bulletin board. . .
Ask your parents if they know these musicians!  Here are the answers:
1.  Stevie Wonder - blind singer/piano player
2.  John Williams - movie composer
3.  One Direction - pop sensation!
4.  Michael Jackson - "King of Pop"
5.  Bobby McFerrin - acapella singer (Don't Worry Be Happy)
6.  John Philip Sousa - "The March King"
7.  Elvis Presley - "The King of Rock and Roll"
8.  Ludwig van Beethoven - composer
9.  Petre Tchaikovsky - compser (The Nutcracker)
10.  Taylor Swift - country music singer/songwriter
11.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - composer
12.  Johann Sebastian Bach - composer



Each week in Kindergarten, we learn a song for a letter of the alphabet.  This week we are on W!  And the song is Worms!  We listened to the song, learned the words, and then we sang the song.  THEN . . . we ATE worms! 

Well, they were actually gummy worms!  :) 

Join Band!

This week, Ms. Welty came to talk to all 5th grade classes about joining band next year in 6th grade. 

(Wow.  Mrs. Stahl's desk is sure messy!)
If you are a 5th grader and are interested in joining band next year, don't forget the fill out the note that Mrs. Stahl gave you and return it this week.  Ms. Welty will return the week after Benchmark to begin testing.

Recorder Karate!

It's been a while!  I've gotten busy and haven't posted much recently!  Here is what we've been up to.

4th and 5th grade have been hard at work on Recorder Karate.  Recorder Karate is a program where students earn "belts" to tie on their recorder by correctly playing a song for Mrs. Stahl.  There are 9 songs and when they can correctly play all, they earn their black belt.  We currently have 5 black belts!  (three 5th graders and two 4th graders). 

One of my 4th grade classes performing Old MacDonald -
(purple belt).