Pick up: May 13
Hello, I'm Mrs. Hagarty.
It is such a privilege to be working with you and your children as we begin another school year together! Please check out our website as the year progresses to find updated announcements and related curriculum information. I look forward to another fabulous year of learning and exploring this rich and meaningful language which is: MUSIC!
Check out these websites for some fun:
Just click the Music Express link.
"Dexter The Dragon" songs can be found at http://dexterdragon.com/content/login.php
Try the game at:
Our music classroom philosophy, materials, and activities, are aligned with the
Massachusetts Music Curriculum Frameworks:
“Music has a tremendous value as an academic discipline. It contributes to the understanding of other subjects. In school there’s a tremendous difference between learning and doing. With music, you do both.”
Joan Schmidt, Board Member, National School Boards Association
Through music education students become fluent in the language of music as artistic, intellectual, and cultural expression. Performing, creating, and responding to music provide means for development and growth. Learning to read and notate music opens for students the limitless body of musical styles, forms, and repertoire, and allows them to see what they hear and hear what they see. Fluency in music brings understanding of contemporary and historical cultures, as well as self-knowledge. Music includes forms such as folk, popular, band and orchestral music, gospel music and oratorio, jazz, opera, and musical theatre.
The PreK–12 Standards for Music in this Strand:
1. Singing. Students will sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Reading and Notation. Students will read music written in standard notation.
3. Playing Instruments. Students will play instruments, alone and with others, to perform a varied repertoire of music.
4. Improvisation and Composition. Students will improvise, compose, and arrange music.
5. Critical Response. Students will describe and analyze their own music and the music of others using appropriate music vocabulary. When appropriate, students will connect their analysis to interpretation and evaluation.