The Fourth and Fifth Graders are working on their own musical compositions. This is in response to the exciting new changes to the National Core Music standards, which now emphasize creating music. Each student has been given a worksheet to help them structure their projects and they have been introduced to a Chrome app called, Soundtrap, which gives students a very easy way to put sounds together.
You may download the worksheet by clicking here.
Keep checking in! I’ll be posting many of the fourth and fifth graders’ compositions!
Sometimes everything really does work out perfectly! We had no string instruments when we began our orchestra program this year. Fortunately, I was able to borrow ten violins that were being used by Woodmere Elementary School’s SUN Program. This November we got the violins we requested and a week later the owners of the violins needed them back.
However, we are now needing to get the contracts and the $75 instrumental rental fee to the district as soon as possible. You may turn these in at the school’s main office and they will put them in my box. I sent home contracts with the violins, but I have more copies to send home in case those got lost. Just let me know. ~~~~ Dr. Bob