Attention Second Graders at Union Memorial School:
Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Distribution Day at Union Memorial School, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. out in front of the school -- that's UMS!!
Music Journalswill be available for curbside pick up! Ms. Mutz added all the songs up until our last day of being in school, so there is a lot of new stuff in there. It is all songs/activities that we have done this school year.
Every Second Grader Has A Music Folder To Be Picked Up!
This week for your music activity please watch "Marching On Parade"*. You may even recognize the voice of the man singing -- that's John Jacobson!! He is the one who wrote "Holiday Hop" and also the musical "On With The Snow!" While watching this video, practice keeping the steady beat by marching in place, or marching around the room while you sing! You could also practice keeping the beat on your lap, clapping your hands to the beat, snapping your fingers to the beat, or make up different ways to keep the beat. Do you know what instruments the animals were playing?
When you visit this site you will see the song we learned last week: "I Will Sing Hello" (Spanish). Did you sing along? Did you teach the song to a family member?
*Essential Elements Music Class Interactive - used with permission.
I have been thinking about all of you. I miss seeing your faces and hearing your voices! I miss having us walk together and find the beat, listening to a melody I play on the recorder, singing all of your names and learning new songs...
Each day is a new day. I try to learn something new every day. Today I would like to share with you a poem that is being told by my friend, Peter Amidon. It is called "The Sun Is In My Heart", and it is from the Waldorf Book of Poetry, by A.C. Harwood. Peter will say the poem four times, each time in a different way. Try to join in, ok? Do the motions and say the words along with Peter. Enjoy!!
Greetings from my home to yours. I'm sad that I did not get to see you before schools closed on Wednesday, March 18. I will be updating this music blog -- I am way behind in posting, so please check back often. If you look around on this blog you will see one page called Music Websites for Kids. I will update this list as there are a growing amount of new resources out there to keep music in our lives while we are not in school.
Keep a song in your heart!
This is my dog, Lacey. Her best friend is her stuffed sloth. I did not position the sloth -- Lacey did that! She does look a little spoiled, doesn't she!
All students at UMS performed in the musical On With The Snow, by John Jacobson & John Higgins, on February 11-12, 2020. There were two performances so that half the school could perform one night and the other half performed the other night. It really is two completely different performances since there are different children performing each night. I love setting up our concerts this way -- more students have the opportunity to take on a speaking part, movement part, or props helper. These shows are widely popular, so the number of students attending is high.
If parents have some great photos from these performances and are willing to share, please email me, Ms. Mutz, so I can include them here.