Wednesday, July 23, 2014

STEM vs STEAM

<a href="http://education.arts.ufl.edu/stem-vs-steam-girl/"><img src="http://education.arts.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/UF-MAAE-STEM-STEAM-IG-GIRL.jpg" width='500'></a><br

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fourth & Fifth Grade Music Choices


Fourth and Fifth Graders at SPARK have several choices to make about the courses they'd like to study for Music. See the tabs at the top of the page for videos of performances by each ensemble!

You may indicate your choices here:

The choices and additional information are listed below.
5th graders who were in Band or Orchestra last year will be automatically re-enrolled in their chosen ensemble.

Ensemble Descriptions:


  • Band--choose from Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, and some percussion
  • Orchestra--choose from Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass
  • Extra Art/Music/Spanish--attends EXTRA Art, Music, and Spanish classes on a rotating schedule
  • Advanced Chorus --Performs with the Chorus AND attends after school rehearsals on Fridays until 4:30pm
  • Chorus Performer--Learns Chorus music during Music Class, performs in concerts
  • Chorus Non-Performer--Learns Music during Music Class, but does not choose to perform

The Music@SPARK performance uniform for Band, Orchestra and Chorus is:
    • The Green Music@SPARK polo
    • Black pants/skirt/shorts/
    • black shoes/socks

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Need Something to Do? Watch These!



    ...just in case you were looking for something to do this summer. Watch this a few times! It will help you with your Flashcards!


    Also, these are some choirs Ms. Turgeon will see this summer at the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia with the Atlanta Young Singers:



    Sing together with thousands of international singers on the large open air stage in Me┼żaparks, it has space for more than 11 000 singers and 25 000 visitors. “Singing together brings nations together” will come true in this event. 

    Photo: World Choir Games 2014 – Countdown to register

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Sing together with thousands of international singers on the large open air stage in Me┼żaparks, it has space for more than 11 000 singers and 25 000 visitors. “Singing together brings nations together” will come true in this event. 

Come to the World Choir Games 2014! 

http://www.interkultur.com/competitions-festivals/world-choir-games/riga-2014/registration-information/




    15,000 people singing together!



    Friday, June 6, 2014

    See you at Summerfest!

    Although we don't have an official gig for Summerfest I plan to be there listening at the Kidstage around 12pm-1:00pm on Saturday!  Y'all come by and say HI!

    Also, AC members, come by and sign our LGPE Superior Plaque!

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars and Instrument Showcase



    Ms. Turgeon with Chorus/AC members and Mrs. Joanie Michaels, AFAEE Board Member!


     M'organ in his Music@SPARK wear


    I am so, so proud of our Chorus and AC for their fine performance at Callanwolde on Tuesday, May 20th.

    Click here to view or download the concert program




    And some FANTASTIC Option 2 & 3 projects!



    It is an honor and a joy to teach these SPARK kids! Thanks for all you do!
    Ms. Turgeon

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    Music@SPARK Chorus & AC PLUS Instrument Showcase!

    Music@SPARK Chorus/AC—The Science in Musicconcert: Sun, the Moon, and the Stars (click for the program) Tuesday, May 20th  at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center's Amphitheater at 6:00pm (call time 4:30pm in uniform) 

    980 Briarcliff Road. Park in the main parking lot and go down the stairs to the Amphitheatre

    The weather forecast is sunny and 80’s for Tuesday! YAY! 

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    Instrument Showcase! If you completed an Option 2A project please plan to bring your instrument to show and demonstrate it to the audience members starting at 5:30pm! If you are unable to attend you are welcome to ask an AC/Chorus member to bring and demonstrate your instrument for you!

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    THREE POINTER!

    If THIRD GRADE PARENTS complete this SURVEY, your child will earn 3 bonus points!

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Music@SPARK Spring Concerts! Save the Dates!

    Save the Dates!

    Music@SPARK Band—Monday, May 5th at Inman Middle School 6:00pm (call 5:30pm in the Band room)

    Music@SPARK & Mary Lin Orchestra—Wednesday, May 7th in the Mary Lin Gym at 6:00pm (5:00pm call time for 5th graders, 5:45pm for 4th Graders)

    Orchestra String Fling-Friday, May 9th in the Grady HS Auditorium at 7:00pm

    Music@SPARK Chorus/AC—The Science in Music concert Tuesday, May 20th  at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center's Amphitheater at 6:00pm (call time 4:30pm in uniform)  The concert will be relocated to SPARK if the forecast for Tuesday is greater than 70% chance of rain or bad weather on Monday, May 19th.

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    1-2-3 Project


    Download & Print the 1-2-3 Project sheet here

     Your project should relate to the following Science Topics:
    Grade 3
    Science Units:  
    Habitats of Georgia
    Rocks and soils 
    Fossils
    Heat Energy
    Magnets 
    Interdependence of Man – Pollution/Conservation
    Grade 4
    Science Units:
    Ecology
    Weather
    Forces and Motion 
    Stars and Solar System
    Sound and Light
    Grade 5
    Science Units:
    Cells and Microorganisms Classification Genetics Electricity/Magnet ism
    Chemical and Physical Changes
     Earth


    You must only choose ONE project activity. Projects are worth 15 points (out of 100) toward your Fourth Quarter Music grade.
    You're welcome to choose the project that works best with your schedule, upcoming projects, and other obligations. Please plan to dedicate 30 minutes a week toward completing this project.




    Yes! A tune-able upright washtub bass!




    Instrument is not really 3rd-5th grade appropriate. 






    Malachi's 5th grade project 2012
    Where do I find songs?
    see the links or playlists below OR do a search for "science songs about ____________"


    From RESA:
    Symphony of Science: Scientists’ speeches autotuned into something compelling!



    Hip Hop Songs for learning:
    flocabulary.com (sign-in required)
    Student username: student7275
    Student password: student7275


    Third Grade Songs and Playlist
    Igneous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary


     
    Fourth Grade Songs and Playlist


    Did you know NASA created a musical for kids?? Here are some songs!

     


    Space Science


    Fifth Grade Songs and Playlist 





    Scroll to the next post for Chorus songs for The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars concert.