Students are receiving the Write, Read, Sing, Play project information during the week of January 24. WRSP is an application of skills project and we will do parts of the projects in class; however, students will still need to complete unfinished classwork, practice, and memorize their song parts outside of class. Students MAY work with a partner, but each partner must complete his/her own project sheet.
Deadlines (all components must be complete by the end of class on these dates, no late work will be accepted)
Tuesday, March 7: Fellows & Naman
Wednesday, March 8: Barrett & Badger
Thursday, March 9: Smiley/Lockwood, Neal/Lockwood, Mckie, & Thurman
Friday, March 10: Latimore/Lockwood, English/Lockwood, Butler, & Redel
Here We Sit
Words of Wisdom
Hey, Hey, Look at Me
Cat and Dog
Old Dan Tucker
One Potato, Two Potato
Who Has the Penny?
The project sheet has all of the steps students should take listed IN ORDER. Students should have their songs completely written out by the end of this week (Jan 24), and they should have had their work checked by me. As we are completing components of the project I write down the grade on each student’s project sheet—for example the title is Write, Read, Sing, Play, so once a student successfully completes the “Write” part of the project (copying the music onto their sheet) I write a 3 on top of Write on their sheet.
- Each component of the project is worth 3 points, and the reflection on the back is worth 3 points for a total of 15 points for the project (extra credit if they do an extra instrument, another language, or something extra with the project).
- I have keyboards in my classroom that the students will use for the Play portion of the project 4th and 5th graders may also play on other instruments (including band, orchestra, guitar, ukulele, etc). Don’t worry if your child doesn’t take lessons and/or if you do not have an instrument at home. There are lots of free apps with keyboards--my favorite is Musical Pro (Android) but any with a functioning keyboard is fine to practice with. Students should practice with proper finger positioning and not play just with one finger.
- If your child needs coaching they may come by the Music room for help: Third Grade during lunch time on Thursdays or Fridays OR they could stay after school (times TBA)
- Fourth and Fifth Graders may come during lunch/recees or after school (times TBA)
- Students who stay after school should be picked up at the carpool lane at 3:30pm. Be sure to send a transportation change to your child’s teacher if they plan to stay.
- Please encourage your child to play/sing for me live—if they perform live I can fix mistakes on the spot and get the check-offs over with quickly. I will hear them in private, so nerves should not be a problem.
- If your child has questions please check out this entire blog post first, because I think I’ve posted information that covers most questions here.
Below is a helper video. You should be able to find everything you need on this post!
Deadlines & Things to Note:
- Students may perform their project and turn in this Reflection & labeled song sheet any time between now and your Music class day during the week of March 6. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DEADLINE to complete your performance parts! Start getting ready now!
- As we get closer to the deadline there will be limited class time available. If we run out of class time your child may need to come sing/play during lunch or recess.
- I prefer a live performance so I can give immediate feedback and allow kids to keep polishing their work. I go by "Angry Bird Grading" for this project, so kids can keep trying until they receive 3 stars for each component.
- Don’t forget to turn in the Reflection and your labeled song sheet!
D Major Scale
G Major scale
F Major scale
all of the keyboard notes on the staff
Music Georgia Performance Standards Covered in this project:
- M_GM.1 a. Sing melodies expressively using appropriate head voice accompanied and unaccompanied.
- M_GM.1 c. The student will sing from memory multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters, and cultures including at least one song in a foreign language.
- M_GM.2 a. Perform melodic patterns on an instrument from a major scale with appropriate technique.
- M_GM.2 b. Perform instrumental parts while other students sing or play contrasting parts.
- M_GM.3 a. Read rhythmic patterns including quarter note, quarter rest, eighth note, half note, dotted half note and whole note using traditional symbols in 2/4, ¾ and 4/4 meter.
- M5GM.3 b. Notate rhythmic patterns including the use of quarter notes, quarter rests, eighth notes, half notes, dotted half notes and whole notes in response to teacher performance.
- M_GM.3 c. Read melodies within a treble clef staff.
- M5GM.3 d. Notate simple melodies within a treble clef staff.