Ms. Paine is excited to begin the 2016-17 school year with the students of Sacred Heart Elementary School
and the Early Childhood Center!
Sixth grade students will study piano with Ms. Paine in the keyboard lab. Each student will have weekly access to a keyboard equipped with its own headphone and microphone. The equipment will enable the students to simultaneously learn and practice on their keyboards without being heard by their classmates, and alternatively work together as an ensemble. They will also focus on music history, learning about various periods of music and its composers, and continue to work on learning music theory. Classes are 45 minutes long and held once a week on Wednesdays.
Fifth grade students will continue to study recorder, but as an ensemble; playing music together as a group vs. solo work in fourth grade. They will also add in the use of Orff instruments in the ensemble, and will study the different genres of music. Classes are 45 minutes long and held once a week on Tuesdays.
Fourth grade students will continue to learn music theory; reading musical notation, rhythm, meter, intervals, and key signatures through the use of various music applications and programs. They will also continue to play recorder using the advanced Recorder Karate program. Classes are 45 minutes long and held once a week on Mondays.
Third grade students will be introduced to the recorder using the Recorder Karate program. Each student will be given their own recorder, which they get to use throughout their term at SHES and keep forever. Students are responsible for bringing their recorder to each music class. They are allowed two times to forget to bring the recorder per semester, but beginning with the third miss, it will affect their music class term grade. Please note: If a student loses their recorder, they must purchase the second recorder. Third grade students will also be required to sing in the Annual Christmas Concert on December 14th, therefore they will learn the concert's repertoire in music class. Classes are 45 minutes long and are held once a week on Mondays. Please make sure your student backs his/her recorder in their backpack on Sunday night!
Second grade students continue to learn about the elements of music through the use of Orff and percussive instruments in the music room. They will learn American folk songs and dances and singing games from international songs. Music theory games on the Smart Board through various music applications will be used to engage the students in learning beginner's music theory. Second grade students will also be required to sing in the Annual Christmas Concert on December 14th, therefore they will learn the concert's repertoire in music class. Classes are 45 minutes long and are held once a week on Wednesdays.
First grade students will be introduced to the elementary school music room for the first time. They will learn about various music elements such as rhythm, form, melody, timbre, harmony, and texture in a song. This will be learned through the use of percussive and Orff instruments. They will learn about expression in their voice, singing songs, and movement will be included to assist in learning rhythm and expression. First grade students will also be required to sing in the Annual Christmas Concert on December 14th, therefore they will learn the concert's repertoire in music class. Classes are 45 minutes long and are held once a week on Thursdays.
Kindergarten students are visited by Ms. Paine once a week in their classrooms at the ECC. They are 40 minutes long and are held on Thursdays. Students are introduced to a number of songs and dances, teaching them the beginning elements of music - melody, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, and tempo. During the second half of the year, they are introduced to the glockenspiel. Each student learns to play the instrument, working on their fine motor skills while learning to play simple tunes on the glockenspiel.
Pre-K students are visited by Ms. Paine twice a week in their classrooms at the ECC. They are 25 minutes long and are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The focus is on learning songs, finger play rhymes, movement, and musical games. Students are encouraged to discover their voice - how to use it in different ways through dynamics and sound. Percussive instruments are used to teach rhythm, dynamics, and tempo.
Pre-School students are visited by Ms. Paine in their classroom on Fridays. Each session is 20 minutes long. Students learn songs, dance, and use percussive instruments. They learn how to express themselves as individuals and as a group through music. Music stories, rhymes, and finger play poems are included in the lessons.