Monday, May 4, 2020

Second Grade Music Journals Available Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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 Journals will 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!

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Kindergarten Week of 4/13/20: "Marching On Parade"

Hi Kindergarteners!

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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Mr. Peltier Shares "Take On Me"

So this is what music teachers do at home when working remotely!

Mr. Evan Peltier is my music colleague at Colchester High School. He posted this video on Facebook and I asked him permission to post it here. The song is "Take On Me" with toy instruments. Enjoy!

*Credits:  "Take On Me" originally by Norwegian synth-pop band A-ha, first released in 1984.

Monday, April 6, 2020

"I Will Sing Hello" (in Spanish)

Kindergarteners, here's a song for you. Learn this song and then teach it to everyone at home!

Access the song here:  I Will Sing Hello (in Spanish).  Remember to keep a song in your heart!

"I Will Sing Hello" (in Spanish)
Words and Music by Cheryl Lavender
Copyright © 2019 by Hal Leonard LLC
International Copyright Secured  All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Sun Is In My Heart

Hello Friends!

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!!

Friday, March 20, 2020

A Message From Ms. Mutz

Hello Students,

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!

💓Ms. Mutz

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!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

On With The Snow! Our musical success...

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.