Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Music at Cannon: February 20-23

In this week's post:
  • Class & Choir Calendar
  • Taking a Google Quiz

Class & Choir Calendar


Tuesday, February 20
Grades K, 1, & 3: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Grades 4 & 5: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Choir During PLC: 5th Grade
*No District Honor Choir Rehearsal Tonight
*2nd Grade - Field Trip Today - No Specials

Wednesday, February 21
Grades K, 1, & 3: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Grade 2: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Grades 4 & 5: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Choir During PLC: 4th Grade

Thursday, February 22
Grades K, 1, & 3: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Grade 2: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Grades 4 & 5: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Choir During PLC: 3rd Grade

Friday, February 23
Grades K, 1, & 3: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Grade 2: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Grades 4 & 5: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
After School: Tocar Rehearsal Until 4:30
*5th Grade Scoliosis Checks During Specials


Taking a Google Quiz

Check out the video and slideshow here with step by step instructions!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Music at Cannon: February 12:16

In this week's post:
  • Class & Choir Calendar
  • No Tocar Rehearsal This Week
  • Happy Valentine's Day!

Class & Choir Calendar


Monday, February 12
Grades K-3: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Grades 4 & 5: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Choir During PLC: 1st Grade (Moved due to Valentine's Day Party)

Tuesday, February 13
Grades K-3: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Grades 4 & 5: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
PLC: Kindergarten Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
District Honor Choir Rehearsal - GHS Choir Room 5:00-6:15pm

Wednesday, February 14   ***Valentine's Day***
Grades K-3: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Grades 4 & 5: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Valentine's Day Parties!!

Thursday, February 15
Grades K-3: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Grades 4 & 5: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Choir During PLC: 2nd Grade

Friday, February 16
Grades K-3: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Grades 4 & 5: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
After School: Tocar Rehearsal Until 4:30


No Tocar This Week

I will be in San Antonio for the Technology In Music Education (TI:ME) and Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Conferences Wednesday through Friday of this week. The kids have a wonderful substitute scheduled, and they will be working on their iPads to earn Bonus Badges with Google Quizzes. Please be sure your child brings their technology to school fully charged on music day this week!


Happy Valentine's Day

Please enjoy this beautiful song and animation. :-)



Sunday, February 4, 2018

Music at Cannon: February 5-9

In this week's post:
  • Class & Choir Calendar
  • 100 Pieces of Music for the 100th Day of School

Class & Choir Calendar


Monday, February 5   *** 100th Day of School! ***
Grades K-3: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Grades 4 & 5: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)

Tuesday, February 6
Grades K-3: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Grades 4 & 5: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Choir During PLC: 5th Grade
District Honor Choir Rehearsal - GHS Choir Room 5:00-6:15pm

Wednesday, February 7
Grades K-3: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Grades 4 & 5: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Choir During PLC: 4th Grade
After School: PTA Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, February 8
Grades K-3: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Grades 4 & 5: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Choir During PLC: 3rd Grade

Friday, February 9
Grades K-3: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Grades 4 & 5: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
After School: Tocar Rehearsal Until 4:30


Top 100 Classical

(or copy and paste this URL https://open.spotify.com/album/0SQONEvZ9vTeMO8ADce8ue)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Music at Cannon: January 29-February 2

In this week's post:
  • Class & Choir Calendar
  • Music Goals

Class & Choir Calendar


Monday, January 29
Grades 4 & 5: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Grades K-3: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)

Tuesday, January 30
Grades 4 & 5: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Grades K-3: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
PLC: Kindergarten Green Cubs
District Honor Choir Rehearsal - GHS Choir Room 5:00-6:15pm

Wednesday, January 31
Grades 4 & 5: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Grades K-3: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Choir During PLC: 1st Grade

Thursday, February 1
Grades 4 & 5: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Grades K-3: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Choir During PLC: 2nd Grade

Friday, February 2
Grades 4 & 5: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Grades K-3: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
After School: Tocar Rehearsal Until 4:30


Music Goals

On your child's iPad, open the Google Sheets app, and check out your child's progress in music class, including their current music grade.

Also, look for your child to post a personal singing goal on the ClassDojo app. If you haven't joined our ClassDojo class, expect to see an invitation in your email or on your cell phone soon. You can also email me for a code if you'd like.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Music At Cannon: January 22-26

In this week's post:
  • Class & Choir Calendar
  • Play It Safe on Thursday


Class & Choir Calendar


Monday, January 22
Grades 4 & 5: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Grades K-3: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)

Tuesday, January 23
Grades 4 & 5: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Grades K-3: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Choir During PLC: 5th Grade

Wednesday, January 24
Grades 4 & 5: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Grades K-3: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Choir During PLC: 4th Grade

Thursday, January 25
All Grades: Play It Safe (see below)
Choir During PLC: 3rd Grade

Friday, January 26
Grades 4 & 5: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Grades K-3: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
After School: Tocar Rehearsal Until 4:30


Play It Safe

Play It Safe will be on campus this Thursday, January 25th.

Locations:
  • Not Attending - Ms. Coburn's Office
  • Spanish - Science Lab
  • English
    • Art Room (24 students)
    • Music Room (remaining students)

Monday, January 15, 2018

Music at Cannon: January 15-19

In this week's post:
  • Class & Choir Calendar
  • Spring Tocar Auditions
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Class & Choir Calendar

Monday, January 15
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Tuesday, January 16
Grades 4 & 5: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Grades K-3: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
PLC: Kindergarten Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)

Wednesday, January 17
Grades 4 & 5: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Grades K-3: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Choir During PLC: 1st Grade

Thursday, January 18
Grades 4 & 5: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Grades K-3: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Choir During PLC: 2nd Grade

Friday, January 19
Grades 4 & 5: Health Videos During Specials
Grades K-3: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
After School: Tocar Auditions (until 4:30)

Spring Tocar Auditions


¡Tocar! is our select choir for 3rd through 5th grade students. Students who are interested in auditioning should attend our rehearsal on Friday, January 19. We meet in the music room after school, and finish at 4:30. Pick up is in the bus lane on the Pebblebrook side of the building, near the music room. There is nothing for students to prepare ahead of time. We will learn a song together, and I will hear each student sing in small groups and individually. Current ¡Tocar! members will attend this rehearsal to help with auditions, and will NOT need to audition again for the Spring.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Did you know that it was the gospel singer Mahalia Jackson who spurred Dr. King to depart from his prepared remarks and deliver "some of the most beloved lines in American history?" Check out the video of his improvised conclusion below, just after she called out, "Tell them about the dream, Martin!" I hope that Dr. King's words stir you the way they always do me. We must never stop working for the full equality of every person, and especially every child. Happy MLK Day!




Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Music at Cannon: January 9-19

In this week's post:
  • Class & Choir Calendar
  • Spring Tocar Auditions
  • Happy New Year!

Class & Choir Calendar


Tuesday, January 9
All Grades: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Choir During PLC: 5th Grade

Wednesday, January 10
All Grades: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Choir During PLC: 4th Grade

Thursday, January 11
All Grades: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Choir During PLC: 3rd Grade

Friday, January 12
All Grades: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
After School: Tocar

-----NEXT WEEK-----


Tuesday, January 16
All Grades: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
PLC: Kindergarten Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)

Wednesday, January 17
All Grades: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Choir During PLC: 1st Grade

Thursday, January 18
All Grades: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Choir During PLC: 2nd Grade

Friday, January 19
All Grades: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
After School: Tocar

Spring Tocar Auditions


We have many 3rd-5th grade students who have asked to audition for ¡Tocar! this semester. Interested students should attend our rehearsal on Friday, January 19. There is nothing for students to prepare ahead of time. We will learn a song together, and I will hear each student sing in small groups and individually. We meet in the music room after school, and finish at 4:30. Pick up is in the bus lane on the Pebblebrook side of the building, near the music room. Current ¡Tocar! members will attend this rehearsal to help with auditions, and will NOT need to audition again for the Spring.

Happy New Year

Please enjoy this video of the amazing Vienna Philharmonic playing their traditional New Year's piece, Radetzsky March, by Richard Strauss. Each year, the conductor, Dr. Daniel Barenboim, shakes hands with each member of the orchestra and the audience claps along with the march raucously. Enjoy!