Cottonwood Music


Remote Learning K-5:


Music Activities Bingo


Enjoy some beautiful Organ music!

Click below to hear some awesome Organ music performed by Cameron Carpenter!

Sing, Say, Move, Play, Create!

"The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children." ~Cheryl Lavender


My goal for remote learning in music class is to encourage students to continue to make music in various ways at home. Listening, composing, improvising, singing, playing instruments, and learning about composers and instruments are all great ways to keep your music learning muscles growing strong!

Below are the expectations for music in remote learning:

Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd:

PLEASE SPEND 20 MINUTES TWICE A WEEK WORKING ON THE MUSIC ASSIGNMENTS.

  1. Check this music website at least once a week. Suggestion- save this website to your "favorites", so it's easy to find!

  2. You can complete all of that week's activities at once, or spread them out! Students are expected to watch and follow along with singing, speaking, moving, playing "instruments", etc.

  3. Sometimes I will have you submit videos back to me of your learning. Sometimes you'll be using Flipgrid.

~I will post activities on Flipgrid for students to respond to (UNLESS you are instructed otherwise)

~Make sure students watch the videos on the website first, and then respond to the Flipgrid activity if there is one assigned.

3rd, 4th, & 5th:

PLEASE SPEND 20 MINUTES TWICE A WEEK ON THE MUSIC ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Check this music website at least once a week. Suggestion- save this website to your "favorites", so it's easy to find!

  2. You can complete all of that week's activities at once, or spread them out. Students are expected to watch and follow along with singing, speaking, moving, playing "instruments", etc.

  3. Sometimes I will have you submit videos back to me of your learning. You will do that using Flipgrid (UNLESS you are instructed otherwise)

Click on the link and join in! This is a wonderful wake-up/warm-up song & activity!

How to use Flipgrid

Kindergarten through 2nd grade -- Your "Username" is your full first name.

3rd through 5th grade -- You will sign in with your GOOGLE Millard Email account.

Please review IMPORTANT INFORMATION below and the Flipgrid Tutorial Video in case you have questions about how to submit your assignment.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • There are 3 green checks and a submit button you have to press before it will submit.

1) Record your video, press the green check

2) Review your video, press the green check.

3) Take a selfie, press the green Check

4) Type your full name, press submit.

  • If you get to a screen that says "Success!" you have successfully submitted your video. Great job! You will not see it on the Flipgrid website anywhere because I have marked them all as "not public". These videos are only for me to see!

  • Check your email later to see if I respond to your Flipgrid!


Copy of Seven Hand Clapping.MOV

7! K-5, give this a try!

WATCH THIS VIDEO

  1. LISTEN and WATCH the first time.

  2. WATCH and MIRROR clapping.

  3. WATCH and TRY 3 more times

*If the ending is too tough, try and copy one teacher in the video.

CHALLENGE-

~Can you do it without looking?

~Can you teach this to someone else?

WOODWIND FAMILY

Woodwinds.mov

WOODWINDS PART 2

Woodwinds Part 2.mov

BRASS FAMILY

Brass Part 1.mov

Brass Part 2

Low Brass.mov

PERCUSSION FAMILY

Percussion.mov
PIANO.mov

E-Learning for Elementary Music


Every day is a good opportunity to continue growing as a musician. Every day is a good opportunity to strengthen your body.


MUSIC

Listening, composing, creating, playing instruments and learning about composers are all great ways to keep your music learning muscles growing strong.


  • Choose one activity from this menu each day:

  • Listen silently for 2 minutes (or more!) to the sounds in your home or outside. Make a list of all the sounds you hear. When you listen, think about the ways that music is all around us.

  • Make a list of your favorite songs. What makes you love a song? What music qualities does it have that makes you enjoy it?

  • Ask your caring adult for a few sturdy pots & pans two spoons. Create some interesting rhythms by tapping long and short sounds in different combinations.

  • Write a short song about a favorite topic! Sing it for a family member, a neighbor, or even a pet.

  • Sing a song you’ve been learning in music class. Practice it in front of a mirror and check to see if your face is being expressive! Great musicians use their face to convey the message of the song.

  • Write a review of your favorite animated show with music.

  • Create a dance for your favorite song. Use different movements for the different parts of the song (eg. chorus, refrain, bridge)

  • Make a playlist for your best friend. What songs would cheer them up on a rainy day? What songs would inspire them?

  • Create an illustration (picture) for your favorite song.

  • Try one of the links listed below for additional challenges and musical adventures/lesson