Thursday, January 22, 2015

Recorder Karate - Black Belts already?!?!

Every January, 4th and 5th grade students begin Recorder Karate.  

In Recorder Karate, students must learn 9 songs.  Each song is a little more difficult than the previous one.  Each song is assigned a color, and when they can play the song for me without error, they earn that color of belt (string to tie around their recorder). 

They also get to sign their name on the corresponding poster on the wall.

This is the 3rd week of Recorder Karate.   And, we already have 3 BLACK BELTS!!!!!  The 3rd week!!!  THIRD!!

One is a 4th Grader (who has never done Recorder Karate before), and the other two are 5th graders.  However, this year's songs are not the same ones they played last year.  So, they had to learn 9 new songs.

I am so incredibly proud of the these hard working girls.  They did this with NO help from me.  They practiced at home and came in a played all of the songs for me!  Way to go!!

Did I mention that it is only the 3rd week of Recorder Karate?!?!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ella sings with Elvis!

Every January is Elvis month.  I have several videos posted on the Elvis tab at the top.  So, if you would like to see them, click there.  But, I found something new that I thought you might enjoy!

Ella is a 20 month old that loves Elvis!  

Here is the same video matched up with a video of Elvis singing!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Cappella

This week's Word of the Week is A Cappella.  
A Cappella is music using only voices.  
Here is the video that we have been watching in class to demonstrate it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Musical Mateys sing at the Capital!

The Secretary of State's office recorded us singing at the Capital in December and uploaded it to their site!  Here is a link to it!

You can also click here for the pictures that they took of us!  After you click the link, scroll down to the bottom of the page (look for the purple shirts!)