Welcome to Kindergarten Music with Mrs. Moldoff
(Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns: AMoldoff@sau57.org)
For the rest of the school year....
I am hoping that the weather will be sunny and bright and we can go outside and SING! I would like to work on Patriotic songs about America and other fun songs and movement games. We will participate in some special "Found Sound" activities, including a nature sounds scavenger hunt outside by the playground area. We will also review our rhythm and solfeg as we prepare for first grade! Looking forward to a strong finish to the end of this school year!
Week of may 3 - 7, 2021
Welcome Back! This week we will be exploring sound. Is sound music? What are the sounds we hear everyday? Is this music? We will be creating sound effects and sound stories!
Week of April 19 - 23, 2021
This week we will play some computer games to review tempo, dynamics and pitch. We will also end our unit on instruments with a video, "The Remarkable Farkel McBride", a favorite story about a boy trying to decide which instrument to play! Have a nice vacation!
Week of April 12 - 16, 2021
All classes will continue learning about instruments through a variety of activities.
Week of April 5 - 9, 2021
This week we will continue learning about the instrument families. We will do some matching,and sorting of instrument families. We will also make an instrument flip book. Fisk Students will be remote. Please follow the remote lesson on this libguide.
Week of March 29 - April 2, 2021
Last week we were introduced to the instrument families of the orchestra. We listened and responded to how each instrument sounded. This week we will review the families and do another listening activity. If time, we will play a matching game on the computer to identify the instruments and their sound qualities.
Week of March 22 - 26, 2021
This week we will begin learning about the instruments of the orchestra and the musical families they belong to. We will connect this information to what we learned about timbre.
Week of March 15 - 19, 2021
This week we will read the Story "Mmmm... Cookie" and add hand-held percussion instruments to add some timbre (tone color) to our story. Timbre or tone color are sounds or music that create emotions and help us express our feelings through music.
Week of March 8 - 12, 2021
We will continue to explore TIMBRE this week listening to a sound story and then creating our own sound stories. We will also explore high and low pitches.
Week of March 1 - 5, 2021
Welcome back! This week we are going to begin learning about TIMBRE which is the unique qualitiy of sounds and music and how they make us feel.
Week of Feb. 15 - 19, 2021
This week we will review rhythmic beats and start learning about the music elevator (the music scale) and how it relates to pitches in music.
Week of Feb. 8 - 12, 2021
This week we will begin learning about the pitches of music, whether a note or song is high or low. We will learn about the music scale. Happy Valentine's Day!
Week of Feb. 1 - 5, 2021
This week we will be playing more rhythm instruments and using body percussion to focus on steady beat and reading rhythms.
Week of Jan. 25 - 29, 2021
This week we will continue working on our rhythm compositions with hopes to perform them soon!
Week of Jan. 18 - 22, 2021
This week we will practice reading and clapping rhythms. We will try to use our rhythm patterns to compose a piece of music to be played on a hand-held percussion instrument.
Week of Jan. 11 - 15, 2021
Happy New Year! This week we will be reviewing rhythm recognizing whether the rhythm is a steady beat or basic rhythm patterns that help to make a song. We will be reading rhythmic patterns and we also have a lot of movement activities that will keep us busy and active!
Weeks of Nov. 30 - Dec. 23, 2020
For the next 3 weeks, we will continue working on both dynamics and tempo. We will be creating, responding, connecting and performing using our dynamics and tempo. Happy Holidays!
Week of Nov. 16 - 24, 2020
This next week and a half we will be combining our dynamics with rhythm. We will be creating rhythms from our flashcards and clapping the patterns in loud and soft volumes. Happy Thanksgiving!
Week of Nov. 9 - 13, 2020
This week we will continue learning about dynamics. We have learned two new music words - Piano means soft and Forte means loud. Did you know that one of the first names for the piano (instrument) was the "Piano Forte" - the instrument that plays loud and soft!
Week of Nov. 3 - 6, 2020
We never did move onto Dynamics last week. We had so much fun with our Halloween activities and playing our rhythm sticks. This week we will definitely begin Dynamics! There is just so much to learn!!!!
Week of Oct. 26 - 30, 2020
This week we will finish our work with tempo and move onto dynamics (the volume of the music) and how it is used in music. We will also review many of our movement activities as it is the week before Halloween and I'm sure we will all have a lot of energy! Happy Haunting Halloween!
Week of Oct. 19 - 23, 2020
It's a funny thing....whenever I go into kindergarten, we always get side tracked as students want to review so many past activities! This week we will continue what we did last week, listening and responding to tempo pieces in music and also using the rhythm sticks which we loved last week!
Week of Oct. 12 - 16, 2020
This week we will continue exploring Presto and Largo tempos in music. We will also be practicing keeping a steady beat using rhythm sticks playing patterns to music. Music class has been very exciting each week. I love getting to know all of my new friends!
Week of Oct. 5 - 9, 2020
This week we will explore fast and slow tempos (presto/largo) through listening. We will decide how different tempos (speed of the music) make us feel. We will move to a variety of music with different tempos. Sometimes it feels like we are having and extra physical education class in music with all our movement activities! Happy Fall, enjoy the beautiful foliage!
Week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2020
This week we will continue working on keeping a steady beat to music using Aram Sam Sam and other fun movement activities. I will be introducing the music concept "Tempo", which is the speed of the beat or music. We will concentrate on fast and slow tempos learning their musical names, Presto and Largo.
Week of Sept, 21-25, 2020
This week we will practice keeping a steady beat by patching on different parts of our body (head, shoulders, knees). We will do some movement activities - Zoodio, Alligator in the Elevator, and Move Its. We will also work on following directions with the Color Song.
Week of Sept. 14 - 18, 2020
This week we will continue to get to know each other by listening to 2 diiferent types of music and discussing how it makes us feel. We will also begin learning about rhythm and steady beat.
Week of September 2 - 11, 2020
This week we will do activities to get to know each other as we begin to build our Kindergarten Music Community