ECE students have been working hard on their singing voices and learning how to use their voices expressively while singing or speaking rhymes. ECE students will have their Winter Music Program December 20 at 3:40 pm in the Auditorium. I look forward to seeing many families supporting their students at this event. Kindergarten has also been practicing how to use their singing voices as well as demonstrating how to sing solos with simple songs and games. We will soon be studying how we can do different things with our voice like sing, speak, shout or whisper. First grade students have been busy counting, playing and applying rhythms that they have learned in class to songs, instruments and noticing rhythms in the world around them. 2nd grade is just starting a unit on Instrument Families where we will discuss and try out different instruments noticing defining characteristics that put them into different instrument families such as Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion. Our 4th and 5th grade violin students have been doing well transitioning to playing with their bow rather than just plucking the strings. They are also preparing an Ensemble Performance for January 16. Be on the lookout for more information at the date gets closer.
Kindergarten students will be performing a Holiday Performance on December 20 (Belknap & Rana/Laikos) and 21 (Dock & Velarde) at 1:10pm for friends and family prior to winter break. Be on the lookout for more information from their homeroom teachers and we will see you there!