Thursday, June 4, 2020

Chrome Music Lab for all ages!

Please visit the Chrome Music Lab here: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com

Students of all ages can have fun making their own unique compositions- beats and melodies!

Song Maker link:

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/

Explore various percussion instruments sound and create your own rhythm here:

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Rhythm/


Hear different chords and change them from major to minor here:

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Chords/


Enjoy! You can save the original student creation and share them with family and friends by copying and pasting the link you get for your own saved compositions in Song Maker.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Music inspired by weather!

I hope that everyone is doing well, and that you are safe and healthy. Here are some classical music compositions  that are inspired by ever-changing weather in Spring and early Summer!
While listening, draw a picture that corresponds to the music if you like.
Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZVdVuskkKU
Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony"- sounds of a thunderstorm!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRxofEmo3HA

Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKrz1pl9oPw

Rossini's "William Tell Overture"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E6b3swbnWg

Chopin's "Nocturne"


Monday, April 20, 2020

Week of April 20, 2020

I hope everyone had a restful break! Here are some Spring-themed songs that our younger students  will enjoy:
The Farmer Plants the Seed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRhGOdqWIIo
The Planting Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a44NFSiIn54
Sing A Song of Flowers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAcDUEgMgmY
I Can Sing A Rainbow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAcDUEgMgmY


For our 1st graders- here are some songs to celebrate Earth Day:
Protect Our Planet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfhyXx1kCz0
Plant A Tree
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wAJ8vuhLGA
Reduce Reuse Recycle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOvcW8l3RzE

Monday, April 6, 2020

Week of April 6, 2020

Here are some inspiring songs for Holy Week! These following selections are especially for the younger students:

HOSANNA (action song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96pcmyyHaZk

HOSANNA ( JERUSALEM EDITION) - action song /echo song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHNmCFJdVBg

SING HOSANNA (HALLELU, HALLELU, PRAISE BE THE LORD)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f50UKvfhku4


And, here are some selections for grades 2-8, and the whole family!

ALL GLORY, LOUD AND HONOR (Contemporary version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHLZJBq-cE8&list=PLDcNxsEvjaupeh1xfyRjcnrk8AGcPxJKf

JESUS, KEEP ME NEAR THE CROSS (Contemporary)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrmlv806bGM&list=PLDcNxsEvjaupeh1xfyRjcnrk8AGcPxJKf&index=16

WERE YOU THERE WHEN THEY CRUCIFIED MY LORD ( Piano meditation with lyrics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WulcAxPdm90


Have a blessed week! Please remember that on Wednesday we will have a half day, with all classes ending at 12 noon, when you begin your Spring break.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Week two of remote learning- resources for PreK 1 and 2, Bible songs for young children

Dear PreK1 and PreK2 parents and students,
I hope you are doing well and are safe and healthy.
I have prepared some additional music resources for you to enjoy when you find time for a music activity.
Here is a link to Wee Wing Bible Songs, over an hour of children's religious music that is lots of fun, playing without interruption:
https://youtu.be/YOXMRl-yl14Wee Sing Bible Songs

We have done many of these songs in class, and some will be brand new to hear. Just click on the link above!

Have a blessed week and know I am thinking of all of you with much love.
Yours,
Ms. Alma

Monday, March 23, 2020

CODES FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM- UPDATED

Dear Students and Families of OLQM,
I hope you are all doing well, staying safe and healthy. You are in my prayers daily and I can't wait to see you all again in person. Until then please join my Google classroom so we can continue online with your music education.

Here are the Google classroom codes for MUSIC per grade:

Kindergarten Music class code : jp2aa2i

1st grade Music class code : zhtzant

2nd and 3rd  grade Music class code : 5w3cpbm

4th grade Music class code: ug4mrl2

5th grade Music class code: va2udfl

6th and  7th  grade Music class code: quxlniw

8th grade Music class code: gsdsbeb


All students should join my Google classroom.
Assignments and materials will be posted for each day Mon-Fri and should be completed on the day assigned for grades 1-8. Assignments will be reviewed and graded daily. Materials will be posted for young students in PreK and K, as resources to use on a daily basis. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this trying time. If you have any questions please feel free to ask via Google classroom message.

Friday, March 20, 2020

MUSIC RESOURCES FOR PRE-K CLASSES MONDAY 3/23/2020

PRE-K 1 AND 2 RELIGIOUS MUSIC  RESOURCES:

Here are some beautiful worship songs:
-“Hail Mary” by The Rennas, an echo song.  https://youtu.be/7OxeUAtiuHk

-“A Gift to You” worship song. https://youtu.be/n3iG1gkW9R0

-“I’ve Got Peace Like A River” https://youtu.be/N2R4D6qhaD8

-"Thank You Jesus" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI9l7fGfFjg



ALL PRE-K CLASSES:
Parents, please show your children the following music and movement videos that they can do at home, dancing along and singing.

https://youtu.be/rA5y4s5FgZU 
Green Grass Grows All Around with lyrics and movement 


https://youtu.be/C3c8fzbsfOE
Clap Your Hands Together action song


https://youtu.be/HRJUGl1a1t8

Rain Rain Go Away- classic nursery rhyme with days of the week added for practice 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DobrRgD5aOU

Spring Is Here by The Learning Station, action songs with lyrics/ “repeat after me” activity

MUSIC EDUCATION GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES FOR EACH CLASS K-8

Here are the Google classroom codes for Music Ed per grade:

Kindergarten Music class code : jp2aa2i

1st grade Music class code : zhtzant

2nd grade Music class code : levssgf

3rd grade Music class code: vegbnsh

4th grade Music class code: ug4mrl2

5th grade Music class code: va2udfl

6th grade Music class code: difjgy5

7th grade Music class code: fzjn4d4

8th grade Music class code: gsdsbeb


All students should join my Google classroom.
Assignments and materials will be posted for each day Mon-Fri and should be completed on the day assigned for grades 1-8. Assignments will be reviewed and graded daily. Materials will be posted for young students in PreK and K, as resources to use on a daily basis. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this trying time. If you have any questions please feel free to ask via Google classroom message.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Joining Google classroom for music classes

Dear OLQM Students and Families,
I hope you are all doing well, staying safe and healthy. During these trying times we have come together as a community more than ever before. We are working tirelessly on your children’s uninterrupted education, and that includes enrichment such as music, in all elements- singing, exploring music history, doing music activities and learning music theory. I will soon be posting a Google Classroom code for each grade, PreK through 8. With this code you can join the music class online, and via application Zoom and meeting code that will be posted for each class, we will be able to see each other during our scheduled music classes.
I appreciate your anticipated cooperation and your desire to learn!
Please check back here by Friday evening to get all the necessary information to join your music classes online, which will begin on Monday, March 23.
Sincerely,
Alma Micic

Monday, March 9, 2020

ST. PATRICK Mass song selections

Choir members, please review the following selections for Mass on 3/17/2020

We Gather Together https://youtu.be/CqOXEf-DVkU
Make Us True Servants https://youtu.be/jBmSZymPc0Y
The King of Love https://youtu.be/iI1OeQfkVyI
Lift High The Cross https://youtu.be/GbcBXYP4AlE

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Week of March 8, 2020

Dear Students and Families,
I hope you had a restful weekend. As we go into this school and work week, please remember to check the CDC guidelines regularly, keep informed and stay calm and vigilant as we are all aware.
We will cover several composer units this week, learning about Spanish composer de Falla and German composer L.W. Beethoven. Grades 2-4 will work on Mass selections for St. Patrick's Day.
Grades 5-8 will cover composer units and practice recorder flutes further while developing ear training and sight reading skills.
Have a great and safe week, everyone.


PLEASE VIEW THE LESSON PLAN HERE

Mrs. Alma Micic

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sacramental class song assignments


STUDENTS IN SACRAMENTAL CLASS:
Please review the following selections for Sunday Mass:

-“From Ashes to the Living Font” https://youtu.be/7jWvfYMd9ro
-“‘Tis Good, Lord to Be Here” https://youtu.be/-HexN-t9VWk
“One Communion of Love” https://youtu.be/LMGlvcgDzac
-“Sing Praise to Our Creator” https://youtu.be/POS67RDqSu8


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Week of March 1, 2020

PLEASE VIEW THE LESSON PLAN HERE

Dear Students and Parents,
We have begun our Music from Around the World units with various grades, introducing traditional music and instruments from various countries.
This week we will utilize various percussion instruments in all grades, and Grades 1-3 will start basic piano skills.
Students in Sacramental program will begin rehearsing choir selections for Mass each week, please check back here during the week for a list of songs assigned by Ms. Jane, our Cantor.
Have a wonderful week and please read the main page of blog for important dates and announcement.


Ms. Alma Micic