Welcome to Music with Mrs. Stringer-Grimsley at Dawson Elementary School!

This site is a collection of resources, information, games, and creative activities for parents, families, and students to feel connected to the Music classroom, K-5.

What's happening this week in music?

Below are weekly grade-level songs and activities. **Each week, options will be updated for students. All activites will be linked in tabs above.**

In addition, check out the "Home-Based Learning" and "Let's Dance, Let's Move" tabs above for additional opportunities to explore music from home.

March 30 - April 3, 2020

KINDERGARTEN

  • "Willaby Wallaby", our daily line-up song for grades K-2. LISTEN HERE!
  • "Little Tommy Tiddlemouse", a listening game encouraging students to sing a short solo passage and challenging each classmate to identify a voice without looking. Tricky business!
  • "Sound-a-palooza", create sounds with The Cat in the Hat on PBS Kids Games. Click here, Music Makers!

GRADE 1

  • "Plainsies Clapsies", a fun partner dance identifying left and right hand, steady beat, cooperative dance, 3+ movements with a partner and multiple transitions. Show your family how you can move!
  • Use these virtual Boomwhackers and create a song. Can you add words? Find your Boomwhacker instruments here!

GRADE 2

  • "Acka Backa Soda Cracker", an exciting circle game measuring the ability to pass a ball on the steady beat.
  • "Sphinx Kids!" Play Music Match with instruments, or create your own Rhythm Band. Check it out!

GRADE 3

  • Recorders- keep practicing! **See the "Recorders- Grade 3" tab above for all Recorder resources and homework links.**
  • Check out the Chrome Music Lab to create some original songs, rhythms, and sounds from home. Enter the lab here! Which app is your favorite?

GRADE 4

  • "Tour of the States", integrating Music and Social Studies- students will learn States and Capitals. LISTEN HERE!
  • "Fifty Nifty United States", also supports students' learning about our country, social studies, and how to identify each state in the USA in alphabetical order. LISTEN HERE!
  • Check out the Chrome Music Lab to create some original songs, rhythms, and sounds from home. Enter the lab here! Which app is your favorite?

GRADE 5

  • "The Star Spangled Banner", by Francis Scott Key.

Students in Grade 5 learned the words, melody, and history of the National Anthem of our country. Students also defined lyrics/ vocabulary and were able to analyze the poetry by American soldier Francis Scott Key. LISTEN HERE!