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ALL NJES STUDENTS can access our FREE online Music curriculum by going to www.quavermusic.com.  Once on the site click on "student interactions."  This will bring you to a login where students are to type their homeroom teacher's code.  After students are logged in they can select a variety of Music games and activities for FREE!  Teacher's codes are on the cover page of the Music Packets that were sent home on Friday, March 13th.  If you are unable to find the code they will be posted in the Music google classrooms or you have email me for them.

Email me if you have any questions.
Posted by katie.madrid@k12.wv.us  On Mar 25, 2020 at 12:18 PM
  
NJES is using "Google Classroom" as the main virtual learning tool.  Google Classroom is a better way to receive grade level as well as Related Arts (Music, Art, Library, & P.E.) assignments, return them once completed, and ask questions.  All students at NJES have a grade level code they are to use to access their Music assignments.  You will be receiving your code for the "Music google classrooms" via email or your homeroom teacher if you haven't already.

Feel free to email me with any questions.
Posted by katie.madrid@k12.wv.us  On Mar 25, 2020 at 12:16 PM
  
First graders have two Music assignments as well as an option to go to quavermusic.com for some online music fun!

The first assignment is a review of the music symbols they have studied this year.  It is called, "Clap A Rhythm."  On "Clap A Rhythm" students are to practice clapping the notes and rest pictured.  Then they are to fill the empty spaces/measures with their choice of notes and/or rest equaling to 4 beats.  The beat value of each symbol is as follows:  Quarter notes (ta) = 1 beat, Quarter rest = 1 beat, Paired Eighth notes (tee-tee) = 1, and Half Note (ta-ah) = 2 beats.  Once they are finished they will have composed 20 measures of Music!  

The Second assignment is an opportunity for students to have they very own personal instrument at home.  It is called, "Make a Shaker."  Using the household items listed and following the directions first graders can make a homemade shaker.  This will act similar to maraca or egg shaker.  Once the shaker is constructed they can use it to play their 20 measure musical composition on the "Clap A Rhythm" paper. 
 
Posted by katie.madrid@k12.wv.us  On Mar 20, 2020 at 5:56 PM
  
2nd Graders have two assignments.  Like 1st Grade they will be practicing their music composing skills with the assignment, "Clap a Rhythm."  On "Clap A Rhythm" students are to practice clapping the notes and rest pictured.  Then they are to fill the empty spaces/measures with their choice of notes and/or rest equaling to 4 beats.  The beat value of each symbol is as follows:  Quarter notes (ta) = 1 beat, Quarter rest = 1 beat, Paired Eighth notes (tee-tee) = 1, and Half Note (ta-ah) = 2 beats.  Unlike first graders second grade may also choose to use a set of four sixteenth notes in their measures.  We call 4 sixteenth notes beamed together tee-kah-tee-kah which are equaled to 1 beat.  Once they are finished they will have composed 20 measures of Music!  

The Second assignment is an opportunity for students to have they very own personal instrument at home.  It is called, "Straw Flute."  Using the household items listed and following the directions second graders can make a homemade straw flute or it's real name, a recorder.  This will act similar to a recorder since you blow into a hole, cover holes with your fingers, and hold it pointing towards your feet.  Once the flute/recorder is constructed they can use it to play their 20 measure musical composition on the "Clap A Rhythm" paper.


 
Posted by katie.madrid@k12.wv.us  On Mar 20, 2020 at 5:53 PM
  
The Kindergarten Music Packet for Weeks 1 & 2 include directions for them to make music by composing their own musical rhythm, make a shaker instrument, as well as check out fun music games and activities from our online music curriculum. 

 1. Time For Music- 
In this assignment students can practice clapping notes and rest on the paper and then create their own rhythm pattern in the blank boxes.


 2. Make a Shaker-
Using the instructions and suggested materials kindergartens can make a homemade shaker instrument to play while at home.  Once it is constructed students can use their shaker to play the rhythm they composed on the "Time for Music" sheet.


Posted by katie.madrid@k12.wv.us  On Mar 19, 2020 at 9:44 PM
  
Hello NJES Students and Families!  I sure do miss everyone!  To be sure we stay connected I will be posting Music announcements, assignments, links, and videos here for you to make music at home during this time we are out of school.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me via email katie.madrid@k12.wv.us or through Livegrades.  I will be excited to see you again once we are back at NJES, but until then happy making music at home with your loved ones!!
Posted by katie.madrid@k12.wv.us  On Mar 19, 2020 at 9:28 PM
  
 

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