Friday, November 18, 2016

A Turkey Ran Away Game OUTSIDE

Yesterday, November 17th, was SUCH a beautiful day outside that I just had to take my music classes outside to enjoy the weather! We just learned the Thanksgiving song, A Turkey Ran Away, and we learned a fun circle tag game that we played with the song. Instead of staying inside we took the song and game outside, to enjoy ourselves even more! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! :-)


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MDV Celebrates Veteran's Day

Last Friday was November, 11th, Veteran's Day. At Meadow View, we celebrated the day with a school-wide assembly in the gym. The 4th grade Boy Scout troop added to the assembly with their flag ceremony at the beginning and the end of the ceremony. The 4th grade students sang 2 songs, The National Anthem, and This Land is Your Land  for the school and parent audience. The entire school then sang together the songs, You're a Grand Old Flag, and America the Beautiful. Miss Delaney Cowles also added a nice touch to the ceremony by playing the song Taps on the piano with Miss Clark. All the students did a wonderful job performing and honoring our veterans. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pick a Pumpkin Playing & Singing

The 2nd graders at Greenland did a beautiful job playing the Orff instruments and singing the song, Pick a Pumpkin today! I really wanted to share the video so you can see and hear what we've been up to in the 2nd grade music classes so far this year. Enjoy! :)



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Another Beautiful Day at Meadow View

I was outside yesterday afternoon for bus duty an took this picture with my phone. I thought it perfectly captured the beautiful autumn day here at Meadow View! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pumpkin Dance for First Graders

Today the 1st graders learned a new song and circle dance called, The Pumpkin Dance! They have partners and they do a body percussion game together as they sing the song. Great job 1st graders, and Happy Halloween! :)


Friday, October 21, 2016

Listening & Rhythm Reading in 3rd Grade

The 3rd graders have been learning how to read rhythms in music for the past few weeks. To make learning even more fun, we added a rhythmic poem and game to the mix. We said the poem Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater along with patting a steady beat and students came up to the front of the class to hold up rhythm cards that the class then clapped outloud together.
They next looked at a listening map for the piece of music, In the Hall of the Mountain King by the composer Edvard Grieg. We talked about the scary sounding music, and about the life of the composer Mr. Grieg.

Happy Halloween, everyone! :)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Now Starring: Great Singers

I put up a brand new bulletin board outside of the music room today. Here it is! Look closely to see if you've heard any of these wonderful singers before! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

5K Little Pumpkins Playing Together

The 5K kiddos started learning how to play the Orff instruments with the song, The Five Little Pumpkins in music class today. They were very excited as you can see from their big smiling faces! Good job playing kindergarteners!! :) 

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!!