It is so hard to believe that we are already in the second quarter of the school year! We have gotten off to a great start in Music! I am so excited about a new music curriculum that we are using! Quaver Music is an interactive program that allows children to experience music on many different levels. Our 6th grade has learned to play the Ukulele! Our school was able to purchase a classroom set so that every child could enjoy learning to play a stringed instrument. The 3rd – 5th grades have used the recorders as a tool to learn the notes and rhythms on the musical staff. I am so proud of the students and hope you will get to see them perform on these instruments very soon.
The pre-school children have enjoyed playing the various instruments in the classroom. They have been introduced to the drums, triangles, clappers, tambourines, and the xylophones. We have enjoyed making music come to life with these instruments while learning terms like, “meter”, “ostinato”, and “steady beat”.
Each grade has special things to do throughout the year. This month we will see our First Grade students roll into the station with the play, The Little Engine that Could Sing! This program gives a comparison between the little engine and the story of the Good Samaritan. It has become an All Saints’ favorite.
Our 4 – 6 grades have already begun to prepare for Lessons and Carols, which will be held on December 6 at 6:00 in the Church. This tradition really brings the true spirit of Christmas to our minds and hearts.
So, as you can see, we are very busy in the music department at All Saints’! Please make plans to attend one of our special programs. We promise not to disappoint!