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K-3 Music

Serving Marblhead, Kinoshita, Vista Del Mar, Las Palmas, Clarence Lobo and Ambuehl Elementary Schools.

Professional Site: https://MrsEvans.me

 

NEWS! Updated: 1-8-2018

  • Kids of all ages, check out the music Games on the Music Fun page!
  • If you have world instruments or other rhythm instruments you would like to donate to the music program contact Mrs. Evans at shevans@capousd.org.

  • Parent Open House will be Monday, April 16 during your child's music time in the MPR.  Details to follow.

General Music Class Info.

I will post what each class is learning every week in AT A GLANCE (see below).

I have found great success in developing my students' inner ear, sense of relative pitch as well as proper vocal development and posture through the use of fun vocal exercises like Brrring, Sirens and Solfege (hand positions to DO RE MI FA SO LA TI DO scale). We sing some songs using our hand positions too and the end result is impressive. Please ask your children to demonstrate : ).  

Check AT A GLANCE Archives for earlier date entries

In 2017-18 due to the combining of TK and K classes the K classes this year and the 1st grade classes will both learn the K core curriculum and then the first graders will get the 1st grade core curriculum the second semester.

AT A GLANCE

January 2018

Week 18

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups and review all music concepts. We sang the school song, Betty Martin, Thunder and Rain, listened to Slavonic Dance, sang Grizzly Bear, moved to Turtles, Fleet-footed Animals, and Squirrels and Bears.  We ended with 2 movement pieces, Freeze and Move It.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups and solfege hand sign work with SO MI and LA to the songs Look at Me and The Clock. Introduced lesson focus sentence: Music can be “p”, “f” or < (soft, loud, or getting louder).  We sang I’m a Little Teapot in all three DYNAMICS and then learned the American folk song When Johnny Comes Marching Home. We ACTIVELY LISTENED to American Salute by Morton Gould that uses the theme of When Johnny Comes Marching…in the piece.  The students listened to the song and identified the number of times the song was played by making a tally using Popsicle sticks.  We discovered Morton Gould used it eight times in American Salute.  Each time was a different variation.

Week 19

ALL CLASSES—NO SCHOOL

Week 20

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups and review all music concepts. Students were introduced to their next music concept Music can be High and Low.  Students used their voices to imitate the pitches and their bodies to demonstrate high and low (hands up for high and in their lap for low). Through the use of a high/low picture chart and much discussion students discovered that a man’s voice is low and a woman’s voice is high and that a piano is both high and low.  Mrs. Evans used her pop up puppet, a balloon and bells to demonstrate high and low pitch.  We sang a classic song “I’m Bringing Home My Baby Bumblebee” with high and low voiced stings and a buzzing vocalization at the end. Students caught their own bees and kept them safe in their “cave-like” hands complete with a peephole as they performed the song.

FIRST GRADE—Opening Warm-ups and SO MI LA song called The Clock. We sang The Fishing Song, Poor Hand is Shaking.  We reviewed American Salute and When Johnny Comes Marching Home. Review concept sentences and introduce Music Can Be Fast or Slow.  This is TEMPO. We learn The Mulberry Bush. Then we sing it using either fast or slow TEMPOS on each verse.  We ACTIVELY LISTEN to Igor Stravinsky’s Russian Dance and identify the FORM as Fast, Slow, Fast. We perform Form the Corn.

December 2017

Week 15

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups and reviewed all music concepts. We sang Hello, Hello, Rhythms All Around1-2 Buckle My Shoe and Ten Little Fingers.  We did a rhythm stick activity called Tap Your Sticks.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups and review all music concepts.  We learned a Spanish song Animales, performed a rhythm stick piece Tap Your Sticks, moved to Sleep Bunny and Hunt the Cows.

Week 16

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups and reviewed all music concepts. We sang Rhythms All Around and we learned about the specific sounds that shaker eggs make.  We sang with our eggs to Shake, Shake, Now My Shaker’s Up, Silly Sam and Up So High.  We concluded with a animal passing activity called Alabama Gal.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups and review all music concepts.  We sang Star Light on solfege. We reviewed our music concept Music can be High and Low.  We sang the Bumblebee Song HIGH/LOW.  Mrs. Evans introduced new concepts MUSIC CAN HAVE A STEADY BEAT and MUSIC HAS TAs, TI-TIs and RESTS using Animales, a SPANISH SONG, Fanga, for BEAT and Sleeping Bunny for RHYTHM. If there was extra time we sang Down By the Bay.

Week 17

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups and reviewed all music concepts. We sang Hello, Hello, Rhythms All Around.  We moved to Leroy Anderson's Sleighride. We ended our time doing a paper plate skate to the Skater’s Waltz, an old classic.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups and review all music concepts. Mrs. Evans reviewed new concepts MUSIC CAN HAVE A STEADY BEAT and MUSIC HAS TAs, TI-TIs and RESTS using Animales, a SPANISH SONG, Fanga, for BEAT and Sleeping Bunny for RHYTHM. We ended our time doing a paper plate skate to the Skater’s Waltz, an old classic.

November 2017

Week 12

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups, review all music concepts. Then the class played the large circle activity Here Sits the Monkey in the Chair where every child gets to give a monkey away. If there was extra time we sang Form the Corn and Standing Like a Tree.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups and review all music concepts. Students were introduced to their next music concept Music can be High and Low.  Students used their voices to imitate the pitches and their bodies to demonstrate high and low (hands up for high and in their lap for low). Through the use of a high/low picture chart and much discussion students discovered that a man’s voice is low and a woman’s voice is high and that a piano is both high and low.  Mrs. Evans used her pop up puppet, a balloon and bells to demonstrate high and low pitch.  We sang a classic song “I’m Bringing Home My Baby Bumblebee” with high and low voiced stings and a buzzing vocalization at the end. Students caught their own bees and kept them safe in their “cave-like” hands complete with a peephole as they performed the song.

Week 13

KINDERGARTEN and FIRST GRADEOpening warm-ups. We reflected on Thanksgiving and being thankful!  Students ACTIVELY LISTENED to a piece called December Snow, first identifying what people or place the music was related to (Native American Indians) and then identifying PITCH that stays the same in the piece.  They traced the MELODY with their fingers.  Some classes if technology was available saw the interactive listening map with the snowflake moving to the MELODIC map as well as the Native American pipe player.  Using the yarn ball each child shared one or two things he/she was thankful for and we incorporated some of the answers into the song, Giving Thanks.  Next we sang the tune Five Fat Turkeys with motions including the mad cook who couldn’t seem to find the turkeys! We concluded on the floor in a circle activity focusing on STEADY BEAT and passing pumpkins to friends.  Mrs. Evans shared what was in one of the special pumpkins.

Week 14

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups and review all music concepts. We sang the School Song, Say Hello, Can't Sit Still, Body Rock, Animal Action (movement) and watch the first 12 minutes of Sillyville.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups and review all music concepts. We sang the School Song, Say Hello, Can't Sit Still, Body Rock, Animal Action (movement) and watch the first 12 minutes of Sillyville.

October 2017

Week 7

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups, review all music concepts. Then we watched a creative iPad app present Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns featuring, Royal March of the Lions, Roosters, Turtles, Wild Horses, Elephants and the Aquarium. We sang Hello, Hello and Riding our Ponies.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups, review all music concepts. Then we watched a creative iPad app present Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns featuring, Royal March of the Lions, Roosters, Turtles, Wild Horses, Elephants and the Aquarium. We sang Hello, Hello and Riding our Ponies.

Week 8

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups and Teddy Bear and Starlight sung to SO MI pitches.  Introduce the new concept sentence Music can be FAST or SLOW along with the fast/slow picture chart.  Discuss the difference between squirrels and bears in the wintertime.  Introduce the fast/slow songs Did You Ever See a Squirrel? and Did you Ever See a Bear?,  We sang Form the Corn, and What Are You Wearing?.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups and Teddy Bear and Starlight sung to SO MI pitches.  Introduce the new concept sentence Music can be FAST or SLOW along with the fast/slow picture chart.  Discuss the difference between squirrels and bears in the wintertime.  Introduce the fast/slow songs Did You Ever See a Squirrel? and Did you Ever See a Bear?,  We sang Form the Corn, and What Are You Wearing?.

Week 9

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups and Teddy Bear and Starlight sung to SO MI pitches.  Review new sentence Music can be FAST or SLOW along with the fast/slow picture chart.  Sing Squirrels and Bears.  Read the book The Tortoise and the Hare and discuss the story.  Move to Fast and Slow compilation (where the TEMPO changes often).  Sing Form the Corn and ACTIVELY LISTEN to Turtles and Fleet-Footed Animals from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups and Teddy Bear and Starlight sung to SO MI pitches.  Review new sentence Music can be FAST or SLOW along with the fast/slow picture chart.  Sing Squirrels and Bears.  Read the book The Tortoise and the Hare and discuss the story.  Move to Fast and Slow compilation (where the TEMPO changes often).  Sing Form the Corn and ACTIVELY LISTEN to Turtles and Fleet-Footed Animals from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Week 10

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups and Starlight sung to SO MI pitches and reviewed all music concepts. We moved to Turtles while standing, and played our pianos on Wild Horses. We sang If Your Happy and You Know It, Eency Weency Spider with plastic spider rings, 1-2 Buckle My Shoe and Ten Little Fingers.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups and Starlight sung to SO MI pitches and reviewed all music concepts. We moved to Turtles while standing, and played our pianos on Wild Horses. We sang If Your Happy and You Know It, Eency Weency Spider with plastic spider rings, 1-2 Buckle My Shoe and Ten Little Fingers.

Week 11

KINDERGARTEN—Saw Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!  Students experienced Mrs. Evans’ “magic pumpkin”, learned a speech piece, Pumpkin Patch, and then we labeled different lines with different DYNAMICS that they learned including the addition of “p means soft”.  The lesson continued with a Pumpkin Patch activity where all the students turn into creative, standing pumpkin faces (Jack-0-Lanterns). Next Mrs. Evans read the story Spookley the Square Pumpkin that highlights the importance of our unique individualities and giving our best to others.  We closed with a circle activity where we passed pumpkins to the steady beat to Steady Pass the Pumpkin.  Mrs. Evans showed the students her special pumpkin with characters inside.

FIRST GRADE—Saw Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!  Students experienced Mrs. Evans’ “magic pumpkin”, learned a speech piece, Pumpkin Patch, and then we labeled different lines with different DYNAMICS that they learned including the addition of “p means soft”.  The lesson continued with a Pumpkin Patch activity where all the students turn into creative, standing pumpkin faces (Jack-0-Lanterns). Next Mrs. Evans read the story Spookley the Square Pumpkin that highlights the importance of our unique individualities and giving our best to others.  We closed with a circle activity where we passed pumpkins to the steady beat to Steady Pass the Pumpkin.  Mrs. Evans showed the students her special pumpkin with characters inside.

August-September 2017

Week 1-No School

Week 2

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups as listed above, learn part 1 of a school song (see home page), Welcome Song, Pete the Cat book, I’m Rocking in my School Shoes, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, What are You Wearing? and What’s Your Name? yarn ball toss.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups as listed above, review the school song (see home page), Welcome Song, Pete the Cat book, I Love My White Shoes, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, What are You Wearing? and What’s Your Name? yarn ball toss.

Week 3-No School

Week 4

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups learn part 2 of a school song (see home page) and moved to Who Wants to Dance? We are working on our hand positions for SOL and MI solfege. Introduced the first music concept sentence based on opposites: Music Can Be Loud or Soft. Discussed a loud/soft chart of pictures, learned a loud/soft song called Hey Betty Martin and changed our hand positions with the words of the song. Added different animals as we sang the song.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups learn part 2 of a school song (see home page) and moved to Who Wants to Dance? We are working on our hand positions for SOL and MI solfege. Introduced the first music concept sentence based on opposites: Music Can Be Loud or Soft. Discussed a loud/soft chart of pictures, learned a loud/soft song called Hey Betty Martin and changed our hand positions with the words of the song. Added different animals as we sang the song.

Week 5

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups, reviewed the first music concept sentence based on opposites: Music Can Be Loud or Soft. Reviewed the loud/soft chart of pictures, the loud/soft song called Hey Betty Martin. Students were introduced to the loud/soft song Hear the Thunder and Hear the Rain Drops and reinforced the words with movements.  They ACTIVELY LISTENED to Slavonic Dance by Antonín Dvořák identifying with their hands when the music was loud or soft. Then we did some movement to Shake Your Sillies and Hooked on Swing.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups, reviewed the first music concept sentence based on opposites: Music Can Be Loud or Soft. Reviewed the loud/soft chart of pictures, the loud/soft song called Hey Betty Martin. Students were introduced to the loud/soft song Hear the Thunder and Hear the Rain Drops and reinforced the words with movements.  They ACTIVELY LISTENED to Slavonic Dance by Antonín Dvořák identifying with their hands when the music was loud or soft. Then we did some movement to Shake Your Sillies and Hooked on Swing.

Week 6

KINDERGARTEN—Opening warm-ups, review all music concepts.  Introduce new concept ‘F’ Means Loud.  We talked about music language is based on Italian and they saw where Italy was on a map. After reviewing other loud/soft songs the children learn the song Grizzly Bear, Grizzly Bear. We act out the song recognizing the one word that is loud: “mad”. If there was extra time we sang This Little Light and If You’re Happy and Alabama Gal.

FIRST GRADE—Opening warm-ups, review all music concepts.  Introduce new concept ‘F’ Means Loud.  We talked about music language is based on Italian and they saw where Italy was on a map. After reviewing other loud/soft songs the children learn the song Grizzly Bear, Grizzly Bear. We act out the song recognizing the one word that is loud: “mad”. If there was extra time we sang This Little Light and If You’re Happy and Alabama Gal.

 

 

THE ELEMENTS of MUSIC

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Welcome to our K-3 Music Website!  I hope you will find a wealth of information here and music FUN!  

Mrs. Evans

My Email: shevans@capousd.org

Mrs. Sharon Evans

Mrs. Sharon Evans
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