Monday, October 3, 2016


This week in music class 3rd and 4th graders started learning recorders!  This is Mrs. Stahl's favorite thing that we do all year!!  

A recorder is a small instrument that comes in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles.  

Here is a snippet of Mrs. Young's class playing their very first song!

I also found this video that I thought you might enjoy!!

And,  I think Mrs. Stahl needs this shirt!  

Thursday, September 22, 2016


This week our Word of the Week is Tempo!  Tempo is the SPEED of the beat.  We are watching these videos to help us learn about Tempo!

We are also playing a passing game called Pass This Shoe.  We pass the beanie babies (not shoes. . . ) to the beat.  Then, the tempo changes and we pass at a different tempo.

(That is my super fabulous intern Emily Walters leading the activity.)

And, then we do the Chicken Dance.  It also has changing tempos!

It was a SUPER fun week in Music Class studying TEMPO!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Do Re Mi!

This week our Word of the Week is Major Scale!  We will be learning about the notes of the Major Scale by watching the video below:

Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music 

We will also be singing and playing handbells along with the song.

Then, we will watch this song:
Whacky Do Re Mi

And, if we have time, we will play BOOMWHACKERS along with it!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

New videos!

I've just added 2 new videos on the "Fun Videos" tab above!  The Music Show Episode 1 and Episode 2 that we watched in class!

I've also added a tab for Pirates! The Musical!  Click the tab above to listen to the first 2 songs Pirates All Are We and Stowaway!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!  I am looking forward to a great year at Dover Elementary

This week we are learning about Steady Beat!  Here is the video that some of you will be watching in class.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Musical Mateys Spring Concert!

The Musical Mateys performed last week and did a FABULOUS job!  I am so proud of their hard work!


Here are a few of backstage pics from the concert!

Monday, April 25, 2016

WOW (Word of the Week) Review!

Every week we learn a WOW (Word of the Week).  This week is a review game that I borrowed from an amazing music teacher in Nebraska, Mrs. Kristin Lukow!  Here is the word wall with all of our words!

There are 50 words, and 50 definitions.  We mix them all up, spread them out across the room, and they set a timer to see how long it takes the class to put them all back together!  When we are finished, it looks like this:

They have really impressed me with their times!

2nd Grade     
Massengale - 9:07             Widner - 8:56

Williams - 7:18

3rd Grade

LaRue - 5:59              Fields - 4:27

Race 4:48                  Collins 5:33

4th Grade
Aday - 5:59                 George - 4:35

Hudson - 4:12                Arivett- 4:34

5th Grade
Williams - 3:08          Condley - 3:51

Hughes - 4:11


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Instrument Families

We have been learning about instrument families this month.  Here are the videos that we watched in class!  First, the Woodwind Family of Instruments!

Brass Family of Instruments:

Percussion Family of Instruments:

Friday, January 8, 2016


Today, January 8, 2016, is Elvis' 81st birthday!

Here are a few videos to help us celebrate!