Please, scroll down to view a weekly list of Music Encore Activities. We encourage all students and families to take time to explore these wonderful resources that Mrs. Auer has gathered to help bring musical experiences into your homes.
Week of May 26th- Music Encore Activities
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
This would be a great time to sing, move and march to some of our Patriotic Favorites. Students have worked on these songs in music class, so begin with the Interactive Content Tab, and choose Lyrics to start:
This Land Is Your Land The kids should know “motions” to add to this song.
Yankee Doodle March and sing along!
America the Beautiful/My Country Tis of Thee Enjoy singing American Songs!
3rd & 4th Grade
Check out this interactive song lesson in honor of Memorial Day. Select the Interactive Content Tab, and select Lyrics to start:
5th & 6th Grade
On Memorial Day we honor those who gave their life serving their country. Here are 2 songs to check out that commemorate (recall and respect) them.
7th & 8th Grade Chorus
The national anthem. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s bold. Inspired by seeing the American flag flying at “dawn’s early light” after witnessing the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key took a popular British tune and changed the words. Over the past 250 years, Americans (famous and not) have sung “The Star-Spangled Banner” at events large and small.
Some of them have been successful at it, and some haven’t, and to tell the truth, it’s one of the toughest songs to sing. It’s wordy in its fast-moving rhythmic patterns, it requires a big range of both pitches and dynamics, and the longest-held note in the song is also the highest note. Take a look at some of the best “Star-Spangled Banner” performances — as well as some not-so-great — and where each singer went wrong and right. Then, look at ways you can nail it yourself as you learn how to sing the national anthem!
7th & 8th Grade Guitar
This is a whole Guitar Book with tracks to play along with that are very basic. If you go to the section marked Chord to Chord you will see “This Land Is Your Land”(connect for Memorial Day), and on to the A chord just for fun, is “Low Rider.” These songs should be easy enough to try playing along with featuring classic rock songs (The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, The Beach Boys, etc.)