Hello Summerside Families!!
We are charging forward as an academic community into the month of October. Each day brings everyone an opportunity in our classrooms to engage in meaningful learning linked to the curriculum. We started our second round of Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology Classes this week. I stopped in with Mr. Endres’ Music class this week to observe the teaching and learning taking place.
During the next eight days all students will be finishing their first unit of the school year in music. The first unit focused on rhythm reading skills as well as understanding meter signatures. Grades 1 through 3 focused on rhythm reading with half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and quarter rests; while 4th and 5th grade focused on understanding meter and how it relates to writing complete measures of music on the staff.
During the 1st-3rd grade’s final class on this unit they took part in a classroom rhythm composition. These compositions were recorded on the computer program Muse Score. After the students wrote a short composition, it was performed in small groups using drums, cowbell, cabasa, and other various classroom instruments. The compositions were uploaded on a public domain library. Here are the links to check out each classes projects so far: