Assignment for April 1st and 2nd, 2020

Assignment for April 1st and 2nd, 2020: 

Create a comic about the life of JS Bach! Using your graphic organizer from last week, or the one below, pick out 6 facts about Bach’s life (2 from each box). Then, illustrate those 6 facts to create a comic page! There are also pictures to help inspire you on the second page of the fact sheet (arrow in the top left corner). For the 7th and last comic panel, draw a self portrait since you are the author and illustrator!

bach facts
Big_Start_Big_End_Comic_Page

Activities/Assignments for April 1st-2nd, 2020

Assignment for April 1st, 2020:

Complete the 3 music note puzzles and use the words you uncover in a sentence! Then, on the blank piece of staff paper, create a puzzle for the 4th grade! I will post some of the puzzles next week for us to try and decipher!

musicnotepuzzle1
staff template

 

Activity for April 2nd, 2020: 

Create your own practice ukulele stick at home following this simple tutorial! What can the ukulele stick do? Well, it can help you practice where to place your fingers to create chords so that when you get a real ukulele you’re one step ahead of the game! I will be creating a new section under 4th grade music next week to show those that make their ukulele stick the first chord we will learn, and show you the strumming motion!

ukulele craft

 

Assignments March 25th-26th 2020

Assignment for March 25th, 2020: 

Read the short biography of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and then complete the graphic organizer. You can print off the graphic organizer or recreate it on a separate piece of paper. Once completed, either send a picture of the assignment to me via email or put in your backpack to be graded later.

jsbio
JSB graphic organizer

Assignment for March 26th, 2020: 

Try your hand at playing this rhythm game on the website “Classics for Kids”. Can you match all the rhythms? You will need to listen to the rhythm first and then click your mouse at the right time! If you’re feeling confident, give it a shot on the advanced mode. How many can you get right?

Assignments March 25th-26th 2020

Assignments for March 25th, 2020:

Listen to the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” by Hawaiian musician and ukulele player Israel Kamakawiwoʻole and complete the attached listening assignment either by printing out the assignment or on a separate piece of paper. Answer each question thoughtfully and completely! You can send me a picture of the assignment or put it in your backpack to be graded later.

ukulele listening pdf

Assignment for March 26th, 2020:

Play around with the composition game on “Classics for Kids”. Can you compose a song with a clear beginning, middle and end? Play your composition for someone in your family!

 

5th Grade Distance Learning Assignments: March 18th-19th 2020

Assignment for March 18th 2020: 

Listen to “Linus and Lucy” by The Vince Guaraldi Trio and answer the questions on the sheet attached. You may print off the listening paper OR answer the questions on a blank piece of notebook paper. Listen as many times as needed to answer the questions. When finished, put your listening journal or answer paper in your backpack to be graded later. The genre of this piece is Jazz.

 

Answer each question thoughtfully and completely!

 

Assignment for March 19th 2020: 

Create a 10 song study playlist of music that you can listen to while you are working at home! You may print off the playlist paper OR write on a piece of notebook paper. Write a 3 sentence summary of your playlist explaining why you picked the songs you did!

 

5th Grade Playlist
Listening Journal 2 5th Grade

4th Grade Distance Learning Assignment: March 18th-19th 2020

Assignment for March 18th, 2020: 

Listen to “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi and answer the following questions. You may print off the listening paper OR answer the questions on a blank piece of notebook paper. Listen as many times as needed to answer the questions. When finished, put your listening journal or answer paper in your backpack. The genre of this song is Classical.

 

Answer each question thoughtfully and completely!

 

Assignment for March 19th 2020: 

Listen to “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi and on a separate piece of paper draw/illustrate a picture to represent what you hear! If you would like your picture showcased on the St. John Website, take a picture and send it to me!

 

Listening Journal 1 4th Grade

 

3rd Grade Distance Learning Assignment

Hello third grade families! On Thursday March 12th, I sent the students home with their recorders and their distance learning assignments. If your student was absent, I have uploaded the assignment and textbook here to my site. If your student did not bring their recorder home or was unable to due to absence, I will ask that you purchase a recorder for your child as it will be necessary to complete the distance learning assignments. I can provide assistance there and help you find a reasonably priced recorder. If you are interested in cleaning your recorder at home, please send me an email and I will give you cleaning instructions.

Recorder Karate

 

remote recorders