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This weeks homework:
Study for the test
Music will look different this year due to covid 19. Our performance groups (Band, Chour, Drama, and Recorders) are not able to meet at this time. We have begun though an exciting new percussion group with the third grade where the students will create and perform various rhythmic activities on percussion instruments and through the use of creative movement. Look for an upcoming video showing their performances on the drum balls!
In the general music classes we are focusing on musical movement activities, musical stories, interative technology, and the normal musical standards that are addressed in music. So far this year we have touched on tone color, musical symbols, register, beat, note reading and note notation.
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: http://www.nafme.org/my-classroom/standards/