Choir Concert (arts an academics night)

Greetings parents/guardians
If your son/daughter is in the Jefferson choir, please know that there was an error on the schedule that went home. The concert will be on Thursday April 25th at 6:30pm. I apologize for the confusion. Please let me know if you have any questions. You should receive a note about this change in schedule on Friday. Thanks

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Recorder order & choir Application

Greetings –
Last week you should have received 2 forms from me: a recorder order and a choir application.

We have begun our study of the recorder in class using our "arms" to practice how to play and use the proper air. Within the next few weeks we will begin using the actual instruments to reinforce concepts that we have been studying here in class.

Jefferson Choir:
The Jefferson choir is beginning on Feb 6th at 8:30am. This is an opportunity for ANY student in 4th or 5th grade with a love of making music, to get a little extra. Please know that this is NOT required and that by singing up you are committing to 12 weeks of rehearsal as well as a concert on May 2nd. All you need to do is turn in the completed application and you are in!! Please let me know if you have any questions.

I am attaching both forms to this email and will still take either one until the end of this week.

Recorder Letter 2016.pdf
Choir application 2018.pdf

Music assignment coming home

Greetings!
This week you should see a homework assignment come home from the music room. This is a rhythmic composition assignment where students needed to use previously learned information as well as the new rhythm of four 16th notes to complete. This was used as a summative assessment for 16th notes. After the work was performed with claps, we took our compositions to the xylophones and improvised a melody using the rhythm we wrote.

Please:
1. have your child perform it for you with light claps and rhythm language
2. sign the paper
3. make sure your student returns it to the music room for credit.

Thanks so much for your help with instruction reinforcement at home. Even this small chance to perform what they have written for you at home make a big impact.

I am also attaching a copy of the assessment to this email in case you do not see it come home. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Rhythm-16th notes.pdf

Assignment coming home

Greetings!
Sometime this week you should see a homework assignment come home from the music room. This is a melodic composition assignment where students needed to use previously learned information to complete. The pitch set of do re mi sol and la  was a review from 3rd grade and It is being used as a diagnostic assessment.

Please:
1. have your child perform it for you with light claps and rhythm language
2. sign the paper
3. make sure your student returns it to the music room for credit.

Thanks so much for your help with instruction reinforcement at home. Even this small chance to perform what they have written for you at home make a big impact.

I am also attaching a copy of the assessment to this email in case you do not see it come home. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Melodic – DRMSL(review)

Rhythm Composition homework coming home

Greetings!
Today or monday you should see a homework assignment come home from the music room. This is a rhythm composition assignment where students needed to use previously learned information to complete. It is being used as a diagnostic assessment of compound meter (6/8) which has a different feel from simple meter (4/4).

Please:
1. have your child perform it for you with light claps and rhythm language
2. sign the paper
3. make sure your student returns it to the music room for credit.

Thanks so much for your help with instruction reinforcement at home. Even this small chance to perform what they have written for you at home make a big impact.

I am also attaching a copy of the assessment to this email in case you do not see it come home. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Rhythm-compound meter (review).pdf

Song Transcription assignment coming home

This week you should see a homework assignment come home from the music room. This is a Song transcription assignment where students needed to use previously learned information to complete. It is being used as a diagnostic assessment.

Please:
1. have your child perform it for you with light voice with words

2. have your child perform the song in solfege language

3. sign the paper

4. make sure your student returns it to the music room for credit.

Thanks so much for your help with instruction reinforcement at home. Even this small chance to perform what they have written for you at home make a big impact.

I am also attaching a copy of the assessment to this email in case you do not see it come home. Please let me know if you have any questions.

staff-paige’s Train.pdf

Turning in Homework

When your Student turns in their homework this year, they will need to make sure it gets in the correct folder for their class. Please go over this with your child before you send the work back to school with them. It is VERY important that they place it in the correct folder to receive credit for their work. See the Photos below for an example of what this looks like. Thanks!!