It’s so wonderful to have a music room this year. The students and I are really enjoying this room and our Smart Board. We are able to do so much more in a designated space.
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade
Kindergarten, first, and second grades are working on playing rhythm instruments. They are studying basic music notation so that they can recognize and play a given rhythm on instruments. We are playing a variety of musical games to reinforce these concepts.
Fourth grade students are working on their note reading so that we can continue playing the recorders. Please have your 4th grade child bring in his/her recorder. In November, the 4th grades will be working on a “Lewis and Clark” play that they will be sharing with other classes.
The third grade classes will begin to read music this year. They will be learning to play the recorders in third grade so note reading will be put into practice. They will also be working on a play called “Pilgrims” in October and November.
Our fifth grade classes will be playing the many instruments that we are so fortunate to have here at Booth Hill. We will be studying “William Tell Overture”, by Rossini, and we will perform an accompaniment on the xylophones, metallophones, and basses. We also studied the classical piece “In the Hall of the Mountain King”, by Grieg, utilizing the many percussion instruments we have. The students love to explore and play the instruments.
Our 5th grade school chorus will begin soon. Our winter concert will be on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Booth Hill School and our spring concert will be on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. at Booth Hill School.
We are off to a wonderful start in music. The students are very excited and very talented.
A program that I run at Booth Hill School is our Walking Program. This year the theme is “Bob’s Walking Adventure” Classes will be walking throughout the year either around the building or around the perimeter of the playground. I will keep track of the miles. We will end our program at the Kid’s Marathon that is held in May at the high school.
~ Mrs. Lemoine