Vocal Music News June 2016

In the Vocal Music Room, all classes have been completing assessments in rhythm, listening skills and music reading skills. Students are learning to listen carefully and also to read basic notation symbols. The kindergarten students and first graders are playing circle games to reinforce their rhythm skills. Second graders just completed a unit on the musical folk story "Peter & the Wolf." Third and fourth graders are learning Spanish and Caribbean folk songs this month - and accompanying them with bongos, claves and other festive percussion sounds. Fifth graders are practicing songs for their upcoming graduation ceremony. It is a busy season of review, measuring skills and introducing new musical styles to explore.