Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Inside Music Project

Creative music composition is currently happening in the music classroom with the fourth grade classes! We are using a music composing website called, Music First to write our own music for our recorders for the first time with iPads. This is not only a great way to incorporate new technology into music classes, but a fun way for students to create their own music compositions themselves at school and at home. With their own usernames and passwords to access the Music First website, students are able to compose music with iPads, or small hand-held devices or even on computers. They can even hear their music played back for them after they compose. 

This is exciting technology for the music room here at Meadow View, and as you can see, the students are having so much fun with it! :)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dancing Fun Outside

Today was such a beautiful day, that we decided to take our music classroom outside! We thought it would be fun to do our dancing out on the freshly cut green grass...and it really was fun, as you can see! :-) 

Here are some pictures of the second graders dancing up a storm outside!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Spring Concerts for 5K & 3rd Grades

The Meadow View Spring Music Concerts were held last week for the Kindergartners, and Third grade classes. The students and I worked so hard to learn all of our songs, dances and instrument parts for the performance. I thought everyone did such a wonderful job at the concerts, and we hope that all the parents and family members did as well! :)

A few pictures from our performances last week...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5K Bluebirds Fly Through Windows

The Kindergarten classes had a large concert rehearsal at Meadow View today. We've been practicing our songs, dancing and instrument parts for our upcoming Spring Concert, this Friday, May 13th at 10:00 a.m. These are a few pictures of the students doing their Bluebird dance in circles. They did such a great job, that I had to take some pictures! :)

We hope to see all of you at our Spring Concert on Friday!!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Music First Composition

The fourth graders are learning how to compose music for their recorders for the very first time! :) This is the website for the Music First website where you can compose your very own music. Please click on the link below to access the Login page.

Have fun composing, fourth graders! :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mr. Beethoven is a Cool Dude

The Second Graders thought they could make Mr. Beethoven look even cooler than he already is. He sits up on Ms. Clark's piano and watches the students in music class everyday. Now, with sunglasses he looks so cool, and he's ready for summer vacation too!! :-) 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Recorder Music Composing

This week in music, the fourth graders are finishing up our Recorder Karate unit, and moving into composing music for their recorders for the first time! Students were given a paper with the music staff and asked to compose music for their recorders using the notes and rhythms that we've learned in the Recorder Karate program in music. Next week, we will be composing music digitally using the iPads and music software called NoteFlight. 

Composing for the recorder

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Opera Field Trip Fun

Today the third graders and I got to go see an opera performance at the Oconomowoc Arts Center! We got to see Jack the Beanstalk performed by the Florentine Opera of Milwaukee. We have been learning about the opera for the last few weeks in music class, and today was the opera experience come to life! :) We had a great time as you can tell from the pictures below. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

MDV Music Learning Celebration

Last week, Meadow View hosted it's annual Learning Celebration. During the celebration of learning, the first grade students get to visit the music room with their parents to show them what we are currently learning in our music class. Since our Winter Concert only a few weeks ago, the students have been learning a fun, but tricky song that is accompanied on the Orff instruments. The song is The Itsy Bitsy Spider, and here is the video that I showed to everyone who visited the music room that night. It showcases all of the classes of first graders learning, and playing the song while playing the instruments at the same time. 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider...enjoy! :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Warm Weather? Time for Dancing Outside

We took our music room outside today because of the beautiful almost 75 degree temperatures! We were dancing and singing to the song, Willowby. Wow, it's only March 8th too. Amazing!!