​Posted March 20, 2020

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade Students


You can continue to build your music skills by singing and moving.  Any exposure to music is great, but you learn the most when you make music yourself.  Here are some resources that can help you continue to build singing, rhythm, and movement skills.

https://thekiboomers.com/

https://laurieberkner.com/

Recorder Students

Click the link below to get started.
Visual Musical Minds Recorder Playlist
Beginning 3rd grade students, start with Hot Cross Buns on the Visual Musical Minds recorder playlist on Youtube.  For each song you can play independently when you return to school, I will give you a star.
Advanced 4th and 5th grade students, you may begin with any song we have not played in class.  For each song you can play independently when you return to school, I will give you a star.

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students
(Younger students can do this activity as well with some help from an adult or older student.)

(Optional pre-activity) If you have Disney plus, there are two different films that I recommend; the first is Fantasia and the second is Fantasia 2000.  In these films, artists came up with an short animated film to go with a piece of classical music.  Notice how the story evolves and changes as the music changes.

Listen to one of the following pieces of music on Youtube and either write a short story to go with the piece or draw a series of pictures to go with the song that tell a story.  (You will have to look up the piece on youtube yourself.  It would be best not to watch the video as you listen so you can come up with a story all on your own.  You can also look up these songs on any music steaming service you use, such as Apple Music or Spotify.)

Air on the G String J. S. Bach

Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major: Moderato

Claude Debussy: Reflect Dans L’eau

Benny Goodman: St. Louis Blues

Disney Plus Recommendations

For singing and moving with younger students, Little Einsteins is fantastic.  This show encourages melody recognition, movement, and teaches musical vocabulary.

Fantasia

Fantasia 2000