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May the Force be with you!

Mr. Keith Simmons

Elementary Music 2019-2020

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. My name is Mr. Simmons. This is my 24th year teaching music. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

Darth Vader
BB 8 from Star Wars Episode VII

Kindergarten is great with BB 8

" Folk Song Fun" Program will be presented to families at the end of the year.

"Twas' the Night Before Christmas" will be performed at Christmas

We will be learning about two music elements this year:

Melody and Rhythm

Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars

Be Number ONE with Obi Wan

"The First Christmas" will be performed at Christmas.

First Grade students will be learning about the notes on the Treble Clef Staff

Crazy Cat and Dumb Dog from Mr. Everybody's Musical Apartment

The story of Mr. Everybody's Musical Apartment teaches first grade students the proper placement of notes on the treble clef staff.

R2D2

Be true with Grade 2 as we learn with R2D2.

"Yankee Doodle's Dandy Christmas" will be performed at Christmas.

We will be learning how to read notes on the Treble Clef Staff

C3PO

See Grade 3 with C3PO

Third grade students will be writing the letter of the notes written on the treble clef staff. Students will also learn the meaning of all seven music elements

Melody, Rhythm, Harmony, Form, Styles, Timbre and Dynamics

Darth Vader

May the Fourth Be with you in the Fourth Grade!

"Jingle Bell Jukebox the Flip Side" will be performed at Christmas.

Fourth Grade students will be learning about the Elements of Music

Melody, Rhythm, Dynamics, Form, Tempo, Timbre, Harmony and Style

Yoda

Smart I AM says the Fifth Grade

"An Early American Christmas" will be performed by the fifth graders

Fifth Grade will be presenting Constitution Day Program

Fifth Grade students will be performing at Old Fashioned Days this year

Fifth grade students will be applying what they have learned about the 7 music elemements: Melody Rhythm Form Dynamics Timbre Harmony Style

Dance and Drama

Students will have three sessions of Dance and Drama throughout the year

Performances 2019-2020

Old Fashioned Days Fifth Grade

Constitution Day (Fifth Grade)

Veterans Day (Fourth Grade)

Christmas Programs

Kindergarten "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

First Grade "The First Christmas"

Second Grade "Yankee Doodle Dandy's Christmas"

Third Grade ""

Fourth Grade "Jingle Bell Jukebox The Flip Side"

Fifth Grade "An Early American Christmas"

Kindergarten "Folk Song Fun" Graduation Program

Wish List:

These are items that are needed for music this year. Every student needs to have a 1 inch binder and a pack of dividers. Most students already have one, but First Grade students need to bring one with their name clearly written on the cover.

Other items needed are: rolls of paper towels, Expo Markers, and packages of pencils.

I hope everyone has an Awesome Year!!!

we will be doing lots of group work. Kagen strategies will be used to help us learn

May the Force Be with You!!!

Credits:

Created with images by NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Hubble Eyes Galaxy as it Gets a Cosmic Hair Ruffling" • InspiredImages - "darth vader star wars alliance" • hide10 - "メタコレ BB-8、右後ろ" • hide10 - "メタコレ BB-8、右後ろ" • PatLoika - "Obi-Wan Kenobi legendary scale figure." • PatLoika - "Obi-Wan Kenobi legendary scale figure." • gordontarpley - "R2D2 - Star Wars Weekends 2011-Last Day" • Daniel_Sinoca - "r2d2 star wars robot" • ewen and donabel - "C3P0 Model at Comic-Con" • ewen and donabel - "C3P0 Model at Comic-Con" • schleichpost0 - "star wars darth vader cult" • schleichpost0 - "star wars darth vader cult" • oswaldo - "Master Yoda" • oswaldo - "Master Yoda" • IzaRut - "sunset sky clouds" • AndiBlackLemon - "lake nature landscape" • Unsplash - "concert performance audience" • cocoparisienne - "dancer woman girl" • Ayleen Gaspar - "Star Wars Days 2013 at LEGOLAND"

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