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about 1 year ago

Welcome to my Classroom


2018 SPRING CONCERTS:

APRIL 5 - FOURTH GRADE 

APRIL 25- THIRD GRADE 

MAY 3- GRANDPARENT'S DAY

MAY 15- FIFTH GRADE  

I love teaching students music at the intermediate level because that's when the spark of endless possibilities is ignited when we learn how to read music. Let your light shine brightly for all the world to see! Music makes us smarter and more appreciative of the world around us. Music incorporates MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, ENGLISH, SOCIAL STUDIES, PHYSICAL EDUCATION and APPRECIATION FOR THE ARTS into each and every lesson. 

Third Grade Music

about 1 year ago

Current Assignments

Discover music elements(rhythm, melody, dynamics) in classroom songs we sing and listen to.


Fourth Grade Music

over 2 years ago

Current Assignments

READING MUSIC BASICS: Treble Clef line / space notes and simple rhythms
Date Assigned: 08/30/2016Date Due: 06/15/2017

Category: WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON

 

Past Due Assignments

RECORDER INSTRUCTION-Practice!

Date Assigned: 09/16/2015Date Due: 06/15/2016
Quarter 1= Day 1 recorder begins approximately three weeks into each quarter(Exact date TBA.) Students will receive a school owned recorder to use for the remainder of the first quarter. Students who own their own recorders need to bring them to school at this time.  
Quarter 2= Day 2 music/recorder 
Quarter 3= Day 3 music/recorder  
Quarter 4= Day 4 music/recorder 
A recorder music packet, "Recorder Karate"  will be given to each student to learn new notes, rhythms, and songs when they receive their recorders. Students are to bring recorders and packets home to practice on days in between their music/recorder day.

Chorus

about 1 year ago

FIFTH GRADE CHORUS SPRING 2018 CALENDAR

CHORUS DEAR FAMILIES AND STUDENTS,

HERE ARE THE CHORUS PERFORMANCES SCHEDULED SO FAR FOR OUR SPRING SCHEDULE:


CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW DAY!   WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 - MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH CONCERT AT THE VIEWMONT MALL

  • WE WILL SING AT CENTER COURT (near Ulta) 6:30-7:00 P.M.

  • CHORUS ARRIVES 6:00. OTHER SCHOOL MUSIC ENSEMBLES  WILL BE PERFORMING BEFORE AND AFTER US, SO PLEASE BE COUGAR CONSIDERATE.

  • ATTIRE: WHITE TOP AND DARK BLUE OR BLACK PANTS OR SKIRT.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17-WILKES BARRE SCRANTON PENGUINS HOCKEY GAME, MOHEGAN SUN ARENA WILKES BARRE.

  • THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS, WITH OUR CHORUS STUDENTS LEADING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE START OF THE GAME.

  • ALL SINGERS ARE ASKED TO ARRIVE BY 6:20 P.M., GAME TIME IS 7:05 P.M. PLEASE MEET MRS. WHITAKER AT SECTION 119 AT 6:20. TRAFFIC IS HEAVY, PLEASE PLAN TRAVEL TIME.

  • FAMILIES PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION AND SUPERVISION FOR EACH STUDENT.

  • VV TOP OR WBS PENGUINS TOP (IT IS A BIT CHILLY, SO  SWEATSHIRTS,HOODIES OR LONG SLEEVE TOPS) AND ANY BOTTOM IS SUGGESTED.

  • TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS TO BRING HOME MARCH 12. 

FRIDAY, MAY 4- RAILRIDERS BASEBALL GAME WITH THE SINGING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

  • THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL VALLEY VIEW INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL STUDENTS, WITH THE FIFTH GRADE CHORUS LEADING THE SINGING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

  • VV TOP OR RAILRIDERS TOP WITH ANY BOTTOM IS SUGGESTED.

  • FAMILIES PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION AND SUPERVISION FOR EACH STUDENT.

  • EVENING GAME TIME TBA

  • TICKET ORDERS WILL GO OUT IN MARCH  AND ARE DUE BACK BY APRIL 20. ALL STUDENTS NEED A TICKET ALSO.

TUESDAY, MAY 15- THE FIFTH GRADE CHORUS  AND GENERAL MUSIC SPRING CONCERT AT VVHS AUDITORIUM

  • WE WILL REHEARSE ON STAGE THE DAY OF THE CONCERT. SHOW STARTS AT 7:00 P.M., CHORUS ARRIVES 6:15.

  • TICKETS WILL BE SOLD THE WEEK OF THE CONCERT AND AT THE DOOR.

  • CONCERT ATTIRE:  SPRING OUTFITS- NO JEANS.


Fifth Grade Music with Mrs. Whitaker

over 2 years ago

Current Assignments

Chorus please pick up consent forms, concert and performance schedules in the music room

Date Assigned: 08/31/2016
Date Due: 06/15/2017


Reading music = Performing music! If you can read it, you can sing or play it on bells and piano!

Date Assigned: 08/31/2016
Date Due: 06/15/2017

Category: WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON