Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Week of February 18

Please view the lesson plan here: Week of February 18
I look forward to presenting the Black History Month concerts this week on Wed Feb21, grades 1-8 have been working very hard. We will present jazz, gospel and rock and roll selections created by African Americans who have shaped so many original music art forms unique to USA-and are truly a cultural treasure that we must maintain and keep learning about.
Have a great week everyone!
Ms. Alma

Monday, February 12, 2018

Week of February 11

please view the lesson plan here:WEEK OF 2/11/18

VALENTINE’S DAY PRESENTATION PREK1,2, AND K WILL OCCUR ON FEB 13
VALENTINE’S DAY PRESENTATION PREK3,4,5 WILL OCCUR ON FEB 14

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION CONCERT GRADES 1-8 IS ON FEBRUARY 21

Songs to review for Ash Wednesday Mass-Sacramental class:
We Remember
There Is A Balm In Gilead
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
These Forty Days of Lent
I Want To Walk As A Child of The Light
Lift High The Cross

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!


Ms. Alma

Monday, February 5, 2018

Week of February 5th

Hello Students and Parents!
This week we are preparing for two Valentine’s Day music presentations that will take place on February 13 and February 14.
On 2/13 presentation will be for PreK-1, Pre-K 2 Grades and Kindergarten. They will perform two songs each starting at 9am. On February 14, PreK 3,4,5 will be presenting their Valentine’s Day show, also with two songs per class. That day we also have Mass at 10:30am for Ash Wednesday and Sacramental class children will sing.
Hope to see you there!
Have a wonderful week,
Ms. Alma Micic
LESSON PLAN

Sunday, January 28, 2018

LESSONS PLAN WEEK OF JANUARY 28

This week we will continue practicing for the upcoming Valentine’s and Black History Month Presentations, exploring various musicals and choral singing. Composers featured this week are Bach and Beethoven. Our 6th grade student Nisha was kind to bring her viola last week and do a presentation for her class! Students asked questions about the instrument and she did an amazing job explaining the instrument and showing us how it’s played.
Sacramental class students will learn and rehearse songs selected for the Sunday service.
Have a great week everyone!
Ms Alma
LESSON PLAN JAN 28


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Week of Jan 21 2018

Hello Students and Families,
Please view the current lesson plan here: WEEK OF JAN 21
This week we will continue learning about different unique rhythms from around the world, with focus on Samba that is based in Brazil. We will continue working on preparations for the Valentine’s Day presentations for younger students, PreK-K and Black History Month presentations later in February featuring grades 1-8.
Have a wonderful week!
Ms. Alma Micic

Monday, January 15, 2018

Week of January 14

Please view the lesson plan here: Week of January 13

This week the students will continue with preparations for various music presentations we will feature in February; life of Bach is inspiring students through his message of a life filled with purpose and passion- his music is timeless and his spirit of freedom relatable to all of us.
We will continue exploring the Doumbek drum I recently acquired for students to use at the school- it was a donation but in great shape and we have been having lots of fun playing this drum, also known as the Goblet drum or Darabuka.
Have a fantastic week, everyone!
Ms. Alma Micic

Monday, January 8, 2018

Week of January 7th

It has been a cold and snowy weekend! We will warm up this week with some jazz and gospel as we start to explore different musical selections for the Black History Month Celebration which we will have in February. PreK and UPK classes will be preparing for their Valentine’s Day presentations. We will continue learning about music notation and even some basic conducting!
Have a great week everyone! Please view the lesson plan here:Week of January 7, 2018
Ms. Alma Micic

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Welcome back!

Dear Students and Families,
Welcome back and with warm wishes for a fantastic new year.
Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Elizabeth Anne Seton, Mass is at 9am. Children who are selected to sing in the choir tomorrow should review the following songs:
The King of Love
Make Us True Servants
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Go Tell It On The Mountain

Thank you,
Ms. Alma Micic

Monday, December 18, 2017

Lesson plan

Please view the lesson plan here:Week of Dec 18
Hope to see you all at Lessons and Carols this Thursday.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,
Ms. Alma

Sunday, December 10, 2017

LESSONS PLAN- WEEK OF DEC 10

Dear Students and Families,
This week we will continue learning about various composers and their most known works, including  American composer John Williams who wrote music for movies such as Star Wars, Superman, etc. We will be listening to audio examples as well.
Practice for our Lessons and Carols continue- we hope to see you there on Dec 21!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!
PLEASE VIEW THE LESSON PLAN HERE:
WEEK OF DEC 10

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Music curriculum week of Dec 3

This week we will focus on perfecting our music notation skills! Some grades have been able to write down the melody of Jingle Bells in their music notebooks, as well as learn about different types of notes in terms of lenghth and have learned how to count in 4/4 time signature.
Using the recorders this week, some grades will compose their own original melody and play it as an ensemble with the help of music application Garage Band.
We will continue with preparations for the Lessons and Carols event on Dec 21 in the church.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Ms. Alma Micic

LESSON PLAN- WEEK OF DEC 3

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Week of November 26

This week we will be focusing on traditional Christmas music throughout the centuries- from early English carols to classics from the 20th century. We will be reviewing what we have learned about music history and most famous composers from around the world, as well as history of music notation starting in the middle ages. Students are progressing nicely with recorders and basic piano skills, and we will incorporate holiday music in our repertoire of instrumentals as well.
Wishing you a fruitful and musical week,
Ms. Alma Micic
LESSON PLAN- NOV 26-DEC 1

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Week of November 19

 Happy Thanksgiving! Lesson plan Nov 20-22
 We will be celebrating in a musical ways all through the week, starting with the second and third grade concert on November 20 and continuing with the music presentations of pre-K classes on Tuesday, November 21. We are also already preparing for the Lessons and Carols in December and are very excited about our song selections. Have a wonderful holiday and give thanks!
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