Things from Class

This Year's Region or Musical Style of the Moment

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At the beginning of the year I asked students what they wanted to study: a region of the moment, or a musical style of the moment. It was a pretty even split so we are going to study regions for part of the year and musical styles for the rest.

This Year's Videos and Songs from Class

Did we do something fun in class that you want to see or practice again? If it's a video I'll post it here. Otherwise, if you want to see a song or image, let me know and I'll post it here as well.

Ireland

Our first "region," which was one of the most highly suggested countries, is Ireland. In studying Ireland, we have also learned about Great Britain and the UK.

3rd Grade Orchestra Field Trip

The whole 3rd grade class will be going to Orchestra Hall soon. We hope to have them familiar with some of the music so they really enjoy themselves. Below is the playlists of songs for our upcoming concert:

https://safeshare.tv/playlists/26230#26230

OK GO

At the beginning of the year, we watched a number of videos by OK GO, an amazingly innovative band. We used their homepage, OKGOSandbox.org, as the place to find all of their videos.

Last Year's Links:

Region of the Moment Videos

2017-2018 Region of the Moment Videos

Russia

Canada

Mexico

  • For this feature, we played a game, Que Llueva, rather than watching a video

Norway

Poland

Italy

Germany

France

Region of the Moment is on hold until after informances.

"Event of the Moment": Olympics

National Anthems playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsBys4xmQzUecYpNrJwIh7yaTnqUrkEZ-

Opening Ceremonies through the ages:

https://safeshare.tv/my/safeviews/ss5a81b43d55bb7/play

Somalia (again)

India

Vietnam

Korea

China

Japan

Mr. Huber chose Africa to focus on next. We hopped around a bit, starting in Somalia then heading to Western Africa.

After tallying your suggestions, we discovered many of you want to continue to learn about Brazil and Argentina. So, our first region of the Month is...South America! (It's a huge "region" so we will jump around a bit.)

Brazil

Argentina

We haven't started regions yet. However, these are the two videos introduced by Mr. Huber...

2016-2017 Region of the Month Videos

Region East Mediterranean: Greece, Turkey, Cyprus

Region: Atlantic Canada:

Region: Native American Tribes of the United States

Region: Oceania (Pacific Islands)

Region: Indonesia

Region: Caribbean

Region: Middle East

Region: South Africa

2015-2016

Region of the Month: Central America

Region of the Month: East Africa (with a short trip to Zimbabwe)

Region of the Month: Britain

Region of the the Month: Russia

Peter Pan Live

Bonus Video: Who loves star wars? Jimmy Fallon and the Roots!

Region of the Month: Scandinavia

Region of the Month: New Zealand and Australia

Region of the Month: India

Region of the Month: China

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Songs, Dances, and Videos from Class

The OKGO Sandbox

This is where you'll find all the videos we watched or could have watched. Enjoy!

3-4 CP: Yeah, Toast!

We are doing a song by Jim Solomon called, Toasted! To get us started, we watched this funny song called "Yeah, Toast!" by Minnesotan comedian, Heywood Banks:

Kindergarten Word of the Moment: Ocean

We watched a couple of videos that fit with our word of the moment:

More 1st Grade Story Songs:

Another OK GO video:

The One Moment: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5af075bd397fb

Kindergarten Word of the Moment: Rain

5th Grade Recognition Songs

This year the 5th graders got a chance to vote on a small selection of songs for their end of the year celebration. The votes are in and the winners are:

and

OK Go: Needing/Getting

This week we paused Region of the Moment because I had to share the song Needing/Getting by OK Go. It's just too amazing!

https://okgosandbox.org/needing-getting

Kindergarten: The Northwind and the Sun

To celebrate the warm weather as part of the word of the moment "Spring," Kinders learned the Aesop's Fables story of the Northwind and the Sun.

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5703d346bbda7

Kindergarten: Bunny Hop

Our word of the moment has been BUNNY! We learned the Bunny Hop and a great song called "Mr. Rabbit" among other fun songs, games and dances.

3rd Grade: Mahler's Symphony #1, mvmt 3

3rd graders learned the French folk song "Frere Jaques" then learned a minor version of it called "Brother Martin" Finally, they listened to how Gustav Mahler used Brother Martin in his 1st Symphony, passing the melody from instrument to instrument in a round.

4th Grade: Maori stick Dancing

Pages from Informances:

We have had some great informances already. There was a request to post a few of the pages with rhythms from 1st grade so here they are below.

Robot Activation (played with Beethoven's 7th symphony, 2nd movement)

Monkey Moo--Identifying and playing rest

Peas Porridge--Identifying rest, playing with an ostinato

TO MAKE THEM BIGGER, CLICK ON THE IMAGE.

OLYMPIC MUSIC

Original Fanfare by Leo Arnaud: Bugler's Dream

https://safeshare.tv/my/safeviews/gac0wK66YcU/play

Inter view with John Williams about his Olympic Fanfare

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5a7bcdebdd197

Live performance of Williams' Olympic Fanfare and Theme

https://safeshare.tv/my/safeviews/ss5a7bd0fab4b29/play

Olympic Hymn

https://safeshare.tv/my/safeviews/ss5a7bd229d2399/play

More from John Williams Olympic Suite

2017-2018 Things from Class

Another 1st Grade Story Song

Risseldy Rosseldy

http://www.giamusic.com/mp3/Risseldy-Rosseldy.mp3

Our newest 1st Grade Story Song

The Frog and the Mouse:

http://www.giamusic.com/mp3s/TheFrogandtheMouse.mp3

1st Grade Movement Activity: A Sleigh Ride

Click on this image to make it bigger

https://sites.google.com/a/apps.edina.k12.mn.us/mrs-prowell-s-pages/home/things-from-class/ProkofievSleighRide.JPG

Bill and Ted's Excellent Greeting

3rd and 4th Grade Rhythms

(Click the image to make it bigger. Click HERE for the music)

Linus and Lucy rhythms courtesy of Ev Emerson at Normandale:

4th grade Recorder songs

(Click on each image to make it bigger)

REMEMBER: Linus and Lucy cannot be played with the recording above--the original song is in the wrong key,.)

From our Greeting: Meet Cloud Guy

A Few New 1st Grade Animusic Videos

(and an old one):

Beyond the Walls: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5a305ce8c3b9d

Starship Groove: https://safeshare.tv/x/aLIHk6f0WKg

Acoustic Curves: https://safeshare.tv/x/jPTv5qV2Tk4

Pipe Dreams: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss59bb025cef80a

More 1st Grade story songs:

Orchestra Hall Field Trip Preparation

(3rd grade and 3-4 CP)

New Horizons in Music Appreciation

(the sports cast version of Beethoven's 5th)

I recommend listening to this while keeping an eye on the Listening Map (you can find the map below in the original Beethoven's links)

River's Rush

The Elephant and the Fly

Reflections on the Mississippi, Movement 4 Steamboat

Fate Symphony--Beethoven

Flight of the Bumblebee--Rimsky-Korsakov

Kindergarteners and 1st graders

These students have been watching Animusic Videos at the end of class while I check in with students about how the day went.

We also watched an old Disney Silly Symphony for "Clock" day

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5644e60d7bfa8

Today, we watched a video from Mr. Huber's senior recital at St. Olaf

https://safeshare.tv/my/safeviews/A3Zrg-LetPI/play

Kindergarteners and 1st graders

First Graders are also Reading Story Song books. We started with:

Since then, we've moved on to John Feierabend's Folksong Picture book Series.

The first week of school we listened to some music for movement and a the "walk-up songs" for Mrs. Prowell and Mr. Huber:

Kindergarteners and 1st graders learned about echo songs. Here is a fun one that Mr. Huber taught us: A Moose Named Fred . We also learned from Cookie Monster what whole body listening (we call it active listening) looks like. Check it out for yourself: Whole Body Listening.

Playing for Change Videos

While Mrs. Prowell took pictures of each student so they were in her digital gradebook, the students watched these videos from a group called "Playing for Change"

K-1

3-5

2016-2017 Things from Class

Kindergarten Videos

We have been studying the ocean in Music, singing songs, moving, and watching music videos having to do with sailing and the creatures you find in the ocean. Here are some of the things we have done:

Mirror Dance And Shadow Dance

In Kindergarten we are working on Mirror and Shadow Movement. We watched this video as an example of mirror movement:

I'se the B'y

A few weeks ago we learned a Newfoundlandian folk song and a folk dance that went with it. Of course, I chose the music from my favorite Newfoundland band, Great Big Sea:

5th Grade Recognition Songs

Firework: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss59024304d6672

Come and Sing: https://safeshare.tv/x/JO87G4s1HVI

1st Grade Story Songs

(careful! They open up REALLY LOUD!)

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

1st and 2nd graders have been singing The Fox in class. Here is a great animated video of the song with Nickel Creek playing the music.

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss58cfe515c1db0

The Full Movie of Pirates of Penzance

https://safeshare.tv/x/3KSxW5tGzsc

the Pirates of Penzance

Oh, Better Far To Live and Die (the Pirate King Song)

The one we watched: https://safeshare.tv/x/jQ7SVMVrick

Another version: https://safeshare.tv/x/nlP_eRzlgrw

Oh, is There Not a Maiden

The one we watched: https://safeshare.tv/x/Dv_Uqj1kPRM

Another Version: https://safeshare.tv/x/MNTyRtjn1dM

Poor Wand'ring One

The one we watched: https://safeshare.tv/x/RfjAJn4SC-w

Another version: https://safeshare.tv/x/XK16731wl2g

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General

The one we watched: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss58e54a8500dc0

Another version: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss58e54ad57dab6

When the foeman Bares His Steel

The one we watched: https://safeshare.tv/x/pmBq_xtuOUM

Another version: https://safeshare.tv/x/QE79Ols1eH4

When A Felon's Not Engaged in his Employment

The one we watched: https://safeshare.tv/x/gzSTTTCOHr4

Another version: https://safeshare.tv/x/92erecJCFc0

With cat-like tread

The one we watched: https://safeshare.tv/x/WdJg6Duzzf4

Another version: https://safeshare.tv/x/k_ApT8A3pGY

A newer and really cool version of Shosholoza

https://safeshare.tv/x/eLu2eth-l-Y

Meet Cloud Guy from Trolls

How many different handshakes can you find?

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss588a3cc9d0097

Can you recognize this famous song found in the movie Trolls?

The Original song: In the Hall of the Mountain King: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss589a20c1353d8

From the Movie: Hair Up: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss589a1f77d29c1

First Graders learned two new story songs

The Tailor and the Mouse: http://www.giamusic.com/mp3/Tailor-and-the-Mouse.mp3

Jennie Jenkins: http://www.giamusic.com/mp3s/Jennie_Jenkins.mp3

The Crabfish: http://www.giamusic.com/mp3s/Crabfish_full_song.mp3

(careful! They open up REALLY LOUD!)

Just for fun: Dance of 1,000 hands

https://safeshare.tv/x/Jo0hUKwvYsc

INCREDIBOX!!

We used an amazing app on iPads called, "Incredibox." But it is not just an iPad app. Click here to play it on your computer: http://www.incredibox.com/

(Unfortunately, you can only play "Brazil" on the app):

Our "secret" handshake

3rd-5th graders learned this secret handshake during greeting time.

Thankful Songs

To see each song in a bigger format, click on the song and it will open up in a new page as a full size image.

3rd Grade Scarecrow songs and videos

Text of the National Anthem

  • follow this link to practice and memorize the Star Spangled Banner

Whole Body Listening with Cookie Monster

In K-2 we talked about listening with your whole body and watched a video in which Cookie Monster learns an important lesson on listening. Here is the video: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss57fd4124c6565#v

3rd Grade Neighborhood

Orchestra Hall Concert prep

Michael Jackson's Thriller

We Listened to Michael Jackson's Thriller in 4th and 5th grade while we read rhythms. If you want to watch the video, check with mom or dad first because it is a creepy video. Then search it with them.

Stevie Wonder Songs

Everything Must Change by George Benson

The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore (Short Film)

Piano Guys NEW SONG: OKAY

Playing for Change Videos:

This week we watched some videos from the organization "Playing for Change." Here they are:

Dances and Sing-Along Videos:

Last year, the last week of school we had a lot of fun in the Music room doing some camp songs, games, Pop-Song Sing-Alongs and some Group Dances. Below are the links to the Sing-Alongs and the Group Dances:

Sing-Along Songs

Group Line Dances