Wednesday, May 27, 2020

5/27 Goodbye Post

To all those students I won't see again next year -
I will miss you! I wish you peace and happiness as you move forward. Best of luck as you continue your education at another school. You all will do well!

To all my students -
I wish you a blessed summer! I've missed you all these last few months. It has been difficult on all of us. Teaching music is part of why I live and breathe.

Here is a goodbye song and a blessing all in one. Take care and I'll see some of you again in the fall! ❤

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

5/26 Fun Quarantine Song

I found this cute song on YouTube. Any of you who have watched "The Little Mermaid" will recognize this song. It's "Under the Sea" but some words have changed to make it "In Quarantine." Enjoy!

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Friday, May 22, 2020

5/22 Fabulous Friday 2nd & 3rd Grade Music Lesson

It's Friday! Woo-hoo! 
Sorry, I didn't record myself for today's post. It's been a busy week for me! I have been watching this teacher's YouTube videos during the quarantine and I've been getting lots of ideas. I think this song and activity are a lot of fun - and challenging! Good luck!!

Can you believe I'm STILL getting comments without names?? 
You MUST make sure your name is in your comment so I can give you credit for today's music class!

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

5/21 Thoughtful Thursday

Happy Thursday!
I have 3 videos for you to watch today.

1. I Love You, Lord - the words are your prayer today.

2. We Are the World
Here is some information about the history of this song (quoted from Wikipedia):
"We Are the World" is a charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is the eighth best-selling physical single of all time.
The song was released on March 7, 1985, as the first single from the album. A worldwide commercial success, topping music charts throughout the world and becoming the fastest-selling U.S. pop single in history. The first ever single to be certified multi-platinum, "We Are the World" received a Quadruple Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The promotion and merchandise aided the success of "We Are the World" and raised over $63 million (equivalent to $147 million today) for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US.
Following the devastation caused by the magnitude 7.0 M earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, a remake of the song by another all-star cast of singers was recorded on February 1, 2010. Entitled "We Are the World 25 for Haiti", it was released as a single on February 12, 2010, and proceeds from the record aided survivors in the impoverished country.
In March 2020, Richie suggested that a third remake should be made to communicate a message of global solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic and raise funds for aid efforts.

3. We Are the World/Heal the World by the Voices of Hope Children's Choir (Virtual Choir)
This is a remake of the original "We Are the World" plus part of another song "Heal the World."

If you watch all 3 videos (tell me so in your comment) you get credit for 2 music classes!
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

5/20 Wonderful Wednesday Recorder Performance

Happy Wednesday! Since some of you have handed in your recorders already, I thought it was best to just have you watch a recorder performance. This group is called "Woodpeckers" and they are playing a piece by Vivaldi. It appears the recorders used are 2 alto recorders, 1 tenor and 1 bass. The recorder you are learning to play is the soprano. Notice how all these recorders are bigger than the soprano recorder? I think this performance is fun to listen to and watch.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

5/19 Terrific Tuesday PreK-1st Grade Music Lesson

Hi boys and girls! Since today is my last Tuesday post and I ran out of time to make a video for you, I am attaching a video by a music teacher from New York. The song is easy to sing and fun to do. All you need is a small blanket or a towel. Have fun singing and moving!

And now, here's a book for you to listen to. 

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Monday, May 18, 2020

5/18 Movement Monday

This is going to be my last Monday post. The school year is almost over and next Monday is Memorial Day so there isn't "school" that day. As always on Mondays, it's time to get up and move!

And, here's another video of my family and friends singing "I Saw the Light." If you have an instrument nearby play along!

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