Thursday, August 23, 2012

How does that song go?

We all forget song lyrics, especially if we haven't sung the song in a while, or in years for that matter.

The website below includes many songs that are used in the regular classroom and in the music classroom.  This particular page features folk songs.  We sing many of the songs listed on this link:

This website is very helpful if you or your child find yourselves singing at home and forgetting the lyrics to particular songs.  There are also short musical excerpts to listen to if you or your child need a reminder of the melody (melody: a series of pitches that move up, down and stay the same; the main part of the song).

Have fun singing!

A Wonderful First Week!

This has been a great first week in the music room!  We have been busy learning about the music class expectations, how to sit correctly when we sing, and how to move to the steady beat of a piece of music.  See the grade level pages for more information about what we've been doing this week.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Note for Parents and Guardians

Thank you for visiting the So La Mi music blog!  For your child's protection, no student's personal information will be posted to this blog.  Names will not be posted, nor will faces.  Recordings of performances may be posted as well as examples of student work, but identifying factors will be removed prior to posting.  This is to comply with the privacy notice of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act).  This document can be found here:

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Thank you, again, for visiting and taking an interest in your child's musical development!

Ms. Benson

Almost ready!

The music room is coming together!  There are still some things to be done and added, but here are some pictures that show what we have so far:

Welcome to Music!

iCan iPods
Learning targets for each grading period will be posted on these.

Yearly learning targets

More photos to come!