The Montessori & Elementary Christmas Concert last week was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who helped to make it possible. Can’t believe how close we are to Christmas and the end of another year!
Finally, the day has come! Hope you can join us for our Montessori/Elementary Christmas Concert at 6pm tonight! Our students have been working hard to prepare for today. It’s going to be a wonderful evening!
Today in Music, Grade 3 talked about what it means to be in a band, including good listening and following the conductor. They learnt this piece in just one lesson and I’m very proud of how well they are all progressing on recorder!
Recently, we went on a “trip” to Vienna (i.e. the bulletin board outside the Music Room with photos from the HS Vienna Trip) and learnt about the music greats like Beethoven and Mozart. Students then practiced their music ABC’s and played Ode To Joy on their recorders. Great work Grade 3!
Grade 3 have been learning how to play A, G and E on the soprano recorder. We then sang ‘Apple Tree’ played a game. 2 people were the ‘gates’ and whoever was caught at the end of the song had to play a secret code to unlock the gates. If the secret code used the notes A, G and E and had a nice sound (gentle breath and no ‘peekaboo’ holes), the gates would open and they would be free again! The students did such a good job that we ended up creating an extra set of gates! We then finished the lesson by revising La, Sol, Mi (A, G, E) on staff whiteboards.
3W have been learning about ensemble playing and how everyone plays a part in a band. Even when they have measures of rests, it is still important to listen, stay alert and keep counting so they don’t miss their entrance. We are almost finished arranging our pieces for the ES Spring concert in early May and will soon start polishing them. Looking forward to sharing with everyone what we have been working so hard on!