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This weeks homework:
Study for the test
This year in Music we are learning about note names and values, melody, and rhythm and are applying all of this new knowledge to interpretating and playing music on our clasroom instruments. We are also focusing on musical movement activities, musical stories, interative technology, and the new national musical standards that are addressed in music. (See web link below)
The third grade recorders have been learning their new songs for the Spring Concert and fourth grade instrumentalists have joined the school Band in January. Chorus members and the school Band have received their spring concert selections and have begun practicing their music to get ready for the Spring Concert. (Future date to be determined). Enrichment club for Teams A & B is still meeting on Mondays and Creative Kids for Teams B & C on Tuesday. Both groups meet during their recess time.
Drama members are working to present their play “On Safari” in May. Look for details of the dates and times for their performances to come in the future.
Position Statement on Arts Education
The Connecticut State Board of Education believes that every student needs and deserves a high-quality, comprehensive education in all of the arts, including dance, music, theatre and the visual arts. The arts play an essential role in the daily lives of citizens in our society, and are essential to the expression of human experience. An understanding and appreciation of the arts, as well as the ability to participate in creating and performing the arts, are essential attributes of an educated person. There is also strong evidence that students educated in and through the arts achieve at higher levels in other areas of the curriculum and in their adult lives.
National Standards for Music Education: https://www.nationalartsstandards.org/