Soundtrap Schedule for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Music Students

Grades 3-5 will be working with the program Soundtrap to create their own songs throughout the year. This way, all future music classes will help students get new ideas for their songs. The program only allows for a number of “seats” in the class at a time. I have paid for enough seats for two classes at a time. Every student will be able to access Soundtrap during all of their recorded and live music lessons. Third and fourth grade students will continue to have access after their scheduled class until the following day. Both fifth grade classes will have access all weekend. The schedule for long-term access is as follows:

Monday – Hoslclaw and Robbins

Tuesday – Trinchero and Langton

Wednesday – Bannon and Hoslclaw

Thursday – Robbins and Trinchero

Friday – Langton and Bannon

Saturday – Herkert and Keefer

Sunday – Herkert and Keefer

Songs for the Superpowers on the Month

Thank you for all of your song suggestions! These are the songs I have matched with the Superpowers of the Month:

MonthSuperpower of the Month
SeptemberCommunity (Safe, Respectful, Responsible) – Mumble Grumble, De Colores
OctoberPatience – What About Us? – Pink
NovemberFlexibility – Let It Be – The Beatles
DecemberCuriosity – Into the Unknown – Frozen II
JanuaryGrowth Mindset – Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
FebruaryUpstander – Lonely – Alan Walker, Steve Aoki
MarchGratitude – The Best Day – Taylor Swift
AprilKindness – True Colors – Trolls – Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick
MayMindful – End of the World – Billie Eilish
JuneNo new word. Recap on our superpowers for the year

Welcome!

WELCOME BACK, FOREST PARK FOXES!!

 

Let’s begin this year right by you giving me input about your favorite songs by filling out the survey, linked to this page.  Your choices may be matched with the Words of the Month and will get sung A LOT over the school year.  Information about the music your family likes could help us choose great music for the school’s International Festival.  The link is below and below that is a list of this year’s Words of the Month, so you can use this survey to tell me about songs that address the ideas behind these words:

Link to the Survey

2020-2021 Super Powers (Words of the Month)

This year instead of having a “Word of the Month,” we will have a “Super Power” of the month.

Month Superpower of the Month
September Community (Safe, Respectful, Responsible)
October Patience
November Flexibility
December Curiosity
January Growth Mindset
February Upstander
March Gratitude
April Kindness
May Mindful
June No new word. Recap on our super powers for the year

Working from Home

Hello Forest Park Community,

It was so strange to be working together and then suddenly having to stay home and change all of our plans.  The third and fourth grade field trip to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall has been cancelled this year, but we will have the option to do the very same program, The Orchestra Sings, next year.  The materials we were using to prepare for this program are available at forestparkmusic.blog.

Meanwhile, I will be making music activities available for all grades through Seesaw (K-2nd Grades) and Google Classroom (3rd-5th Grades).  You will see me leading the activities videoed in my favorite room in the house, the Music/Yoga Studio. Third and fourth graders will mostly be working in Sountrap while the K-3rd graders will be doing other activities and sharing what they do with their computers’ cameras and microphones.  These activities will be lots of fun and you won’t want to miss any of them.

We are experimenting with these ways of sharing music and sound and I’m looking forward to seeing how you all respond to what I will be putting out there on the Internet for you.  Our goal is to have fun playing with sound and movement. I’m looking forward to the pure joy of seeing and hearing your recordings.

Yours Truly,

Dr. Bob

2020 International Festival Expectations for Students

Permission and Expectations for Participating in the Music Performances of the International Festival at Forest Park Elementary – Friday, January 31st at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Dear Parents:

All Forest Park students are invited to participate in the music performances of the International Festival, which will happen in the gymnasium from 6 – 8 PM.  I will be running the sound that night and will not be able to manage students like I would in a classroom situation.  The children will be managed by parent volunteers who will guide them from the music room to the performance area in the gymnasium.  Therefore, both students and parents need to commit to some guidelines in order for the students to participate effectively:

  1. Everyone should leave and enter the gymnasium quietly.  Performances and videos will be occurring continually from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
  2. Children will not be allowed in the gym unless accompanied by an adult.
  3. Students will be prepared to perform by reviewing the songs at: forestparkmusic.blog
  4. Student participants must conform to performance expectations as outlined in class, which are adapted to this event as follows: a) Follow the directions of the adults through all transitions quietly and safely. b) Keep eyes on the director (me) throughout the performance for important cues. c) Keep hands, feet, objects, etc. to yourself. d) Perform with your best effort. e) Support only the appropriate behavior of others during the performance and the transitions.
  5. Any “clowning around” during the song or event is distracting and appears disrespectful to the music and other performers and will not be allowed.

The participating students will come to the music room according to the following schedule and will follow the directions of parent volunteers who will bring them to the gymnasium for their performances.  After each performance the students may join their parents in the gymnasium and leave to enjoy other parts of the festival or stay to watch another video or performance.

Performance Schedule:

Music RoomGymnasium
6:00Kindergarteners arrive.Video Showing of Interview about Vietnam with Vinh Tran
6:10Kindergarteners sing and dance Trống Cơm.
6:15Kindergarteners join parents.
6:20First Graders arrive.Video of Iranian Art and Persian Classical Music
6:30First Graders sing Hamoomie
6:35First Graders return to their parents.
6:40Second Graders arrive.Video Showing of Interview about Brasil with 
Eduardo Queiroz
6:50Second Graders sing Vou Te Contar and Cidade Miravilhosa
6:55Second Graders join parents.
7:00Third Graders arrive.Video Showing of Interview about Mexico with 
Monse Lozano
7:10Third Graders sing/play (on recorder) Cielito Lindo and La Llorona.
7:15Third Graders return to their parents.
7:20Fourth Graders arrive.Video Showing of Interview about Slovakia with 
Denisa Warden
7:30Fourth Graders play Theme from Dvorak’s New 
World Symphony (on recorder) and sing Hej 
Sokoli.
7:35Fourth Graders join parents.
7:40Fifth Graders arrive.Video Showing of Interview about Kenya with 
Susan Labeja
7:50Fifth Graders sing/play Jambo Bwana and 
Ochimbo.
7:55Fifth Graders help stack chairs and return to their parents.

Keep the first two pages and return the signatures below to Dr. Bob.

By signing below, I am committing to the expectations as stated above:

Student’s Signature  ____________________________________

Parent’s Signature  _____________________________________

Kindergarten – Vietnam

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Trống Cơm (pronunciation)

 

Trống Cơm (traditional)

 

Trống Cơm (funky)

 

Trống Cơm

 

Tình bằng có cái trống cơm

Khen ai khéo vỗ ố mấy bông mà nên bông

Ố mấy bông mà nên bông.

 

Một đàn tang tình con nít

Một đàn tang tình con nít

Ố mấy lội, lội, lội sông

Ố mấy đi tìm, em nhớ thương ai.

 

Đôi con mắt ố mấy lim dim

Đôi con mắt ố mấy lim dim

Một bầy tang tình con nhện.
Trống Cơm lyrics on ChiaSeNhac.com

 

Ố ố ô ô mấy giăng tơ

Giăng tơ ô mấy đi tìm, em nhớ thương ai

Duyên nợ khách tang bồng

Duyên nợ khách tang bồng.

Trống Cơm (dance)

First Grade – Iran

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Persian Classical Singing and Art

Hamoomi (pronunciation)

 

Hamoomi

 

Googoosh – Hamoomi (Ghadimi)

yek hamoomie man besazam
chel sotoon  chel panjereh
janam chel sotoon chel panjereh
kaj cola khan toosh beshineh
ba yaragh o selseleh
janam ba yaragh o selseleh
(A) hamoomie (A) hamoomie
raheh hammomet kojast
janam raheh hammomet kojast
kiseyeh makhmal bebafam
sangeh pash royesh talast
janam sangeh pash royesh talast
dell migeh boro boro
na! pass beyah beyah beyah
dell migeh boro boro
na! pass beyah beyah beyah
boro boro keh khob shenakhtamet
khob shod keh del nabakhtamet
boro boro keh khob shenakhtamet
khob shod keh del nabakhtamet
asemoneh pour setareh
cheshmak bazi mikoneh
janam cheshmak bazi mikoneh
dokhtar amoom pesar amoom
nam-zad bazi mikoneh
janam nam-zad bazi mikoneh
(A) hamoomie (A) hamoomie
raheh hammomet kojast
janam raheh hammomet kojast
kiseyeh makhmal bebafam
sangeh pash royesh talast
janam sangeh pash royesh talast

dell migeh boro boro

na! pass beyah beyah beyah
boro boro keh khob shenakhtamet
khob shod keh del nabakhtamet
boro boro keh khob shenakhtamet
khob shod keh del nabakhtamet
boro boro keh khob shenakhtamet
khob shod keh del nabakhtamet
boro boro keh khob shenakhtamet
khob shod keh del nabakhtamet
boro boro keh khob shenakhtamet
khob shod keh del nabakhtamet

Second Grade – Brazil

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Vou Te Contar (pronunciation)

Vou Te Contar

Wave

Antônio Carlos Jobim

Vou te contar, os olhos já não podem ver
Coisas que só o coração pode entender
Fundamental é mesmo o amor
É impossível ser feliz sozinho

O resto é mar, e tudo que eu não sei contar
São coisas lindas que eu tenho pra te dar
Vem de mansinho a brisa e me diz
É impossível ser feliz sozinho

Da primeira vez era a cidade
Da segunda o cais e a eternidade

Agora eu já sei, da onda que se ergueu no mar
E das estrelas que esquecemos de contar
O amor se deixa surpreender
Enquanto a noite vem nos envolver

Da primeira vez era a cidade
Da segunda o cais e a eternidade

Agora eu já sei, da onda que se ergueu no mar
E das estrelas que esquecemos de contar
O amor se deixa surpreender
Enquanto a noite vem nos envolver

Wave

Antônio Carlos Jobim

I’ll tell you, the eyes can no longer see
Vou te contar, os olhos já não podem ver

Things only the heart can understand
Coisas que só o coração pode entender

Really is love
Fundamental é mesmo o amor

It is impossible to be happy alone
É impossível ser feliz sozinho

The rest is sea, and all I can’t tell
O resto é mar, e tudo que eu não sei contar

These are beautiful things I have to give you
São coisas lindas que eu tenho pra te dar

The breeze comes softly and tells me
Vem de mansinho a brisa e me diz

It is impossible to be happy alone
É impossível ser feliz sozinho

The first time was the city
Da primeira vez era a cidade

Monday the quay and eternity
Da segunda o cais e a eternidade

Now I know, from the wave that rose in the sea
Agora eu já sei, da onda que se ergueu no mar

And the stars we forgot to count
E das estrelas que esquecemos de contar

Love is surprised
O amor se deixa surpreender

As the night comes around us
Enquanto a noite vem nos envolver

The first time was the city
Da primeira vez era a cidade

Monday the quay and eternity
Da segunda o cais e a eternidade

Now I know, from the wave that rose in the sea
Agora eu já sei, da onda que se ergueu no mar

And the stars we forgot to count
E das estrelas que esquecemos de contar

Love is surprised
O amor se deixa surpreender

As the night comes around us
Enquanto a noite vem nos envolver

Vou Te Contar (Accompaniment)

Cidade Maravilhosa

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