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1st Grade



Week 13 (June 8th-12th)

 

Dear 1st Graders,

 

Happy last week of school!

 

This week for music:

1. Play a high/low movement game with me and my silly family:

2. Use this week to explore any music assignments you may have missed.

 

Have a wonderful summer! I’ll be thinking of you all!

 

Warmly,

Mrs. Grover

 

 

Week 12 (June 1st-5th)

 

Dear 1st Graders,

I loved your voice map creations. Great work! Please see this week’s instructions below.

 

1. Watch the video for this week’s music lesson:

 

2. Watch the Singing in the Rain Picture Book

3. Find examples of water sounds around your house. They might be inside or outside. If you want to share them, email me with your ideas!

 

 

Week 11 (May 26th-29th)

 

Dear 1st Graders,

Thank you for sending me your thoughts about trumpets! I miss you and I love hearing from you. Watch the video for this week’s music lesson:

 

  1. Find two household items to create two different voice maps.
  2. Practice changing your voice as you follow the maps that you make. 

Send a picture of your voice maps to [email protected]!

 

 

Week 10 (May 18th-22nd)

 

Dear 1st Grade Families,

I love getting emails from you! Thank you very much. Watch this week’s video and read below for your musical challenge:

 

  1. Watch this video of the book Ben’s Trumpet being read aloud Ben's Trumpet 
  2. Listen to these three recordings of different kinds of trumpet sounds:
    1. John Phillip Sousa - March of the Royal Trumpets
    2. Harry James - Trumpet Blues
    3. Charlie Parker - Now's the Time
  3. Answer these questions:
    1. Which trumpet recording do you like best and why?
    2. Which one do you think sounds the most like the trumpet in the book? How can you tell?
  4. Send your answers to me at [email protected] 

 

Week 9 (May 11th-15th)

Dear 1st Graders,

 

Thank you so much for your opera scenes! I really enjoyed looking at them. For music this week…

 

1. Please watch the video below for a Hansel and Gretel song in English and a movement activity:

 2. Then, answer these two questions and send your answers to [email protected]:

    1. What is opera?
    2. If you were going to change the ending of Hansel and Gretel, what would you do? What would happen?

 

 

Week 8 (May 4th-8th)

Dear 1st Grade Families,

 

I’m thinking of you all and hope you’re doing well! First graders, thank you so much for your drawings. For music this week:

 

1. Watch the video here for the conclusion of Hansel and Gretel (**spoiler alert, in case you're worried - Hansel and Gretel are okay in the end**):

2. Act out the story as you watch and listen.

3. Complete A Scene From Your Opera worksheet.pdf and send it to me at [email protected]

 

Week 7 (April 27th-May 1st)

Dear 1st Grade Families,

 

I hope everyone is well and hanging in there! I’m thinking of you all. First graders, thank you so much for your pictures and thoughts about the bird songs. For music this week:

 

1. Watch the video here for a new musical story:

 

2. Act out the story as you watch and listen!

  

3. Complete How your Favorite Character Feels worksheet.pdf and send it to me at [email protected]

 

 

Week 6 (April 20th-24th)

Dear First Grade Families,

 

I’m thinking of all of you! First graders, I loved listening to your favorite songs. Thank you! Below are the instructions for this week:

 

1. Watch the video below with instructions for music this week:

 

2. Listen to these three songs about birds and answer the question that goes along with each one. Can you hear birds in each song?

 

Silver Swan Rag - Why do you think this sounds like a swan?

The Blackbird - What do you imagine is happening in this song?

Spring - from Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Which instruments are playing the part of the birds?

 

3. Choose one song out of the three and complete the draw what you hear.pdf worksheet.

  1. Send your completed worksheet and a picture of your listening journal to [email protected] 
  2. For more bird songs, here is a beautiful bird opera to enjoy on this spring day: Bird Song Opera 

 

Week 5 (April 13th-17th)

Dear First Grade Families,

I hope you are all safe and well. First graders, I loved reading about your forte and piano sounds and looking at your pictures. Thank you! Below are the instructions for this week:

 

1. Watch this week’s music lesson:

 

2. Listen to this piece by Beethoven. It has some good examples of forte and piano: Beethoven Symphony #1 3rd Movement

3. Listen to your favorite song and write down what it is in your listening journal.

4. Then, answer these two questions in your listening journal:

    1. Why is this your favorite song?
    2. Is your song mostly forte or mostly piano? You can draw a picture to go along with your song if you like.

5. Send a photo of your listening journal to [email protected]. I can’t wait to listen to your favorite songs!

 

Week 4 (April 6th-10th)

Dear First Grade Families,

I hope you are all safe and well. First graders, I loved looking at your drawings and reading about your favorite song from Carnival of the Animals! It is wonderful to know what you like and what it makes you think of. Here are the instructions for music this week:

  1. Watch this week’s music lesson: 1st Grade Week 4 Music Home Learning 
  2. Find 4 different sounds inside or outside your home and write them down inside your listening journal. Write down if they are loud or quiet. In music, quiet sounds are called piano and loud sounds are called forte. If you want, you can draw a picture of each sound.
  3. Send a photo of your listening journal to me at [email protected].  I can’t wait to hear about what sounds you discover!

Week 3 (March 30th-April 3rd)

  1. Please ask your child to watch the video and sing along as best they can. 
  2. Play the second video for your child to review the pieces we’ve learned about from Carnival of the Animals. We have not learned every piece and skipped Animals with Long Ears, Cuckoo in the Woods, and The Swan. The video has a visual and the title for each piece in case your first grader forgets which is which. The video is about 20 minutes long, and it is okay to fast forward after hearing a bit of each song. The link is meant to help first graders remember what each piece sounds like. 
  3. First graders: in your listening journal (or the worksheet below) please write down your favorite song from Carnival of the Animals and write a sentence stating why this is your favorite song. You can draw a picture to go along with it if you wish. Feel free to use the attached worksheet. 
  4. Take a picture of your listening journal and send it to me!

Carnival of the Animals Listening Worksheet

 

Weeks 1 and 2

 


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