I hope you all had a wonderful and restful holiday break! I am looking forward to being back with the students refreshed and ready to Jazz up January! In most classes we will study and focus on Jazz composers, the swing feel in the rhythms, jazz instruments, and games that will help us with scatting, and snapping on the 2 and 4 beats.
We will also celebrate composer birthdays such as Elvis Presley, Mozart, Bach, and Franz Schubert to name a few classical composers.
In Pre-K and Kindergarten, we will keep working on steady beat and now introducing a swing rhythm just by using simple songs like “There was a Baby Jesus” for instance. We will also use winter themed penguin and snowmen games and dances to learn lines and spaces and note names.
In grades 2-5 we will continue to review note names, lines and spaces, dynamics, and reviewing dulcimer strumming (4th and 5th). We will also keep preparing for weekly liturgies and our upcoming Catholic Schools Week All Schools Mass on Feb.1.
Many blessings to you all,
“It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts.” -Ella Fitzgerald