Music

Learning

April, 2019/Music Class Contents

Effective Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

During the week of April 1, SAS students from Kinder to 8th grade levels will practice during music class songs for the First Friday School Mass scheduled on 04.05.19. During the second full week and a few other days of classes in April this year (April 1-5, April 8-12, April 15-17, and April 29-May 03) students will spend time practicing the songs for the next May Crowning mass to be celebrated on 05.03.19. As an ongoing task, all classes from PK2 to 8th grade will spend time learning/reviewing new and old music theory concepts related to symbols such as staff, 4-beat pattern and counting whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes and rests. As time permits, during these two weeks students will learn/review about the concepts of pitch, intonation, rhythm, tempo and dynamics. Students from 3rd grade and up will start reviewing the C scale and solfeggio system (Do, Re Mi...,) and will also continue to drill the simple straight 4-beat pattern. Different activities on each of these objectives will be assessed -including classwork, homework, quizzes and tests until the end of the 4th Quarter, including vocal/instrumental responses.

Grade Level

Class Activities

PK, Kinder, 1st and 2nd Grade

Sing/Play all school mass songs included in the 4th quarter. Count and play 4-beat rhythm patterns.

Elementary School: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Sing/Play all school mass songs included in the 4th quarter. Count and play 4-beat rhythm patterns. The eighth and the sixteenth note. Drill straight 4-beat pattern at the drums.

Middle School: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

Sing/Play all school mass songs included in the 4th quarter. Count and play 4-beat rhythm patterns. The eighth and the sixteenth note. Drill straight 4-beat pattern at the drums

All Grade Levels

Apply newly acquired and old vocal/instrumental skills on bells, drums, Orff and hand percussion instruments to the performing style of the songs included in school masses.

All Grade Levels

Implement pre-mid-post assessment activities including a diversity of questioning, exit tickets, quizzes, testing grade evaluations, and music performing tasks related to the objectives.