Thursday, October 14, 2021

 October Musical Moments


Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Autumn



Students in first and second grade artfully moved their body and scarves to Vivaldi's, Four Seasons: Autumn. They were so excited to make two scarves float like leaves.  The music room was aglow with energy and autumn colors.  What a beautiful sight!


Monday, October 4, 2021

 

Music Centers

This week students have been working with music centers. The puzzle center was really popular!









Wednesday, September 29, 2021

 September Musical Moments


Greetings from the music room!  Students at JES & UCS have been working hard at practicing music skills and being creative!

Shake & Freeze

Kindergarten has been playing, Shake and Freeze!  This is a movement and listening activity.  When the Tambourine shakes, students shake a body part (like a hand for example).  When the tambourine stops they freeze like a statue.  Kindergarteners are so good at this!  This activity could be played at home.  Just find something that makes a sound and play the game.  It's a lot like freeze dance except only moving one or two body parts at a time. Ask your musical kindergartener to teach you. 

Marsh Music

First and second graders have read the story, Marsh Music, written by Marianne Berkes and illustrated by Robert Noreika. This book is about the choir of peepers outside making music at night.  Next week students are going to improvise with frog and grasshopper guiros to create their own night music! I can't wait to hear how magical their song will be.


Frame Drums

Third and fourth grade students have been working with the frame drums. They have been working on an AB piece called, Two is Company. This activity includes a poem and a drumming section.  The poem is about how many friends can walk, side by side, on the sidewalk safely.    Students got the opportunity to play the drumming pattern with many friends.  They rocked it out! Ask your third or fourth grader to teach you the poem.  They know it by heart.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Welcome to Music!

Welcome back for 2021-2022 school year!

I'm so excited to announce that students are making music back in the music classroom.  

Just in these few short weeks students have been making music together in many ways.  They have been keeping the beat, reviewing rhythm patterns,and performing on frame drums or egg shakers.

Stay tuned for more musical updates to come.

Musically yours,
Mrs. Bolio-Gallaspie

The Music Room is ready at UCS!  


The Music Room at JES is ready!


 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

 JES Music Kits

Students at JES will receive an individual music kit this year.  This kit will include manipulatives to use during music class time.  As other manipulatives are needed they will be added to each student's kit.  

                                        
                                             3rd & 4th Grade Kit                     K, 1st & 2nd Grade Kit

Music Kits for kindergarten, first and second grade students include:  
  • A scarf
  • Pair of rhythm sticks
  • Egg shaker
  • A beatbuddy (stuffie)  
Music Kits for third and fourth grade students include:  
  • A cup
  • Pair of sticks
  • A pair of plates
  • Rhythm cards (not pictured)

These are the expectations for the music kits:

  1. Only use your own Music Kit and supplies.

  2. Keep all supplies in your bag until needed.

  3. Return all items to the bag when done.

  4. Handle all items with care.






Monday, August 31, 2020

Welcome Back!


Welcome back to JES Music!  I am so excited to see all of your smiling faces again.  This year I will be visiting you in your classroom when it's time for music.  When I arrive I will be bringing my Music Mobile!  You can see it in the picture above.   I can't wait to make music with all of you! 



 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Today, May 16th, is concert day for the Bellas!
School concert is at 1:30 p.m.  The evening concert is at 6:30 p.m. We are excited and ready!