Your child is taking part in a variety of activities in music class. These are designed to help your child develop musical skills, know, and appreciate many different styles of music.
Singing activities include songs from our American folk tradition, songs from many different parts of the world, patriotic and holiday songs, singing games, chants, and ones we may write ourselves! Your child will listen to music written in many styles and become familiar with many kinds of performing groups. Movement is also a basic part of our program. In addition, time will be spent playing xylophones, glockenspiels, and rhythm instruments. Hopefully, with these various activities, your child will enjoy and learn music! Fourth and Fifth Graders need a pocket folder for class, which was included on their class supplies’ lists.
Reinforcing your child’s learning in school can happen several ways. You can listen to music together, attend community concerts, and encourage your child to take part in school performing groups. You may also wish to borrow CDs and tapes from the library. Ask your child to tell you about some of the music class activities. In this way, music class can be extended into your home.
Sincerely, Mrs. Fraley
MUSIC ROOM RULES: ASSESSMENT:
Enter and leave quietly Five areas are assessed:
Listen 1. Singing
Respect others/property 2. Listening
Interaction sequence 3. Moving
All body parts to self 4. Playing instruments
REWARD: Good music class All students except kindergarten receive progress reports
and behavior grades.
A music citation is sent home to