Monday, September 17, 2018

Week of September 16

Dear Students and Parents,
This week we begin full curriculum “Music Studio” from McGraw-Hill fountation for second and sixth grade. All students have received music notebooks and have started using them in class.
We are also starting preparations for the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on October 10 and 11, with songs that will be presented by Prek for All classes, PreK 1 and PreK2, Kinderagrten and First grades as well as grades 4-8.
We hope that you will be able to join us on the day of the performance.
Have a wonderful week.

Please view the lesson plan here:
Week of September 16

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Week of September 10th

Dear Students,
Welcome back! I hope you had a restful summer. This week we will be introducing our new full music curriculum, Music Studio, from McGraw Hill Foundation for grades 2 and 6. Other grades will also have a vigorous and inspiring curriculum which I will continue to design for them. Some students will be bringing brand new block flutes home in their backpacks- parents please make sure that the recorders/ flutes are well taken care of and cleaned once a week. Also new music notebooks will be distributed to some grades- again please make sure that they stay inside the music folders so that they are not damaged in the backpack.
Thank you!
PreK 1,2,3,4 and 5 will have lots of fun playing musical games and using colorful scarves to dance to music from around the world, as well as light percussion instruments such as maracas and tambourines to inspire their musical journey.

Please view the lesson plan here: Week of September 10, 2018

Have a wonderful week!
Ms. Alma

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Week of June 17

Happy Father’s Day! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.
We have a very exciting week ahead, with Kindergarten Graduation and two moving up ceremonies, PreK1 and PreK2. The children have been practicing very hard and are excited about presenting their songs and reading!
This week we will be reviewing music history, music theory and instrumental units as well as practicing songs for the last school Mass of this semester as well as 8th grade Graduation Ceremony!
Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you at all these special events here at OLQM!
Please view this week’s lesson plan HERE
Ms. Alma Micic

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Week of June 10

Dear Students and Parents,
This week it’s all about rehearsals for Preks, UPKs, Grades 1 and 1-2 as well as 8th grade!
Donuts for Dad is on June 15, and the following week many graduations and end of year celebrations ensue! We look forward to seeing you at these events!
Grades 2-3 will continue their exploration of song selections from musicals as well as many sacred songs; our in-class weekly talent shows will continue. Grades 4-7 are sounding better and better on the block flutes/ recorders and have already developed a nice repertoire of various songs.

Please view the lesson plan here: Week of June 10

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Week of June 3

Dear Students and Parents,
Thank you to all who joined us for May Crowning and especially the students who were a part of the choir during service- they did a marvelous job!
This week we will continue to focus on many celebrations involving music - Father’s Day presentation and Graduations coming up.
As a reminder, no school on Friday June 8th.
Please view the lesson plan here: WEEK OF JUNE 3

Alma Micic
Music teacher

Monday, May 28, 2018

Week of May 27

Welcome back after a long weekend! I hope all of you had a good rest and are ready to learn!
This week younger grades will focus more on the Father’s Day presentations coming up in June, as well as music material that we will present for various grades’ graduations.
This Thursday May procession will take place and we will sing lots of Mary songs, which children know well.
In music theory we will cover dynamics and practical use of them, with voices and instruments.
Composer focus will be Joseph Haydn and Duke Ellington, great classical and jazz/contemporary music composers.
Have a wonderful week and please view the lesson plan HERE


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week of May 20

Dear Students and Parents,
This week we will focus more on the upcoming Father’s Day presentation with the younger grades and also start preparations for Graduation. We will also be learning how to conduct in 4/4 and 3/4 time signature! It is easier than it looks. We will also spend time practicing music notation.
On Thursday we are going to the Zoo!
Please view the detailed lesson plan HERE
Have a wonderful week,
Ms. Alma

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Week of May 13

Dear Students and Parents,
I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day and that the children made their moms feel extra special! Thank you to all that came to our Muffins for Moms celebration on Friday.
This week we will focus on more music notation, composer facts and instrument families, as well as continue voice and choral technique advancement. Keyboard and rercorder review will be taking place as well.
Please view the lesson plan HERE
Have a great week!

Ms. Alma Micic
Music Teacher

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Week of May 6th

Dear Students and Parents,
This week we have two events that you should mark your calendars for- Feast of the Ascension Mass that will be led by students of 1st grade, and will feature our student choir on May 10th; and Muffins for Mom Presentation on May 11 which will feature Prek 1,2,3,4,and 5 at 9am as well as Grades K and 1 at 10am. The students will sing Mother’s Day themed songs and have been practicing very hard- we hope that you can join us!
Older grades will continue their music notation studies, recorder practice and piano skills exercises as well as vocal technique exercises, choral singing and individual solo singing of sacred and secular selections.
Have a wonderful week!
Ms. Alma Micic, music teacher


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Week of April 29

Dear Students and Parents,
Please note that Monday, 4/30, is a half day with early dismissal at 12 noon.
This week we will be practicing and preparing songs for the Mother’s Day celebration, Muffins with Mom, on May 11, featuring performances by Prek 1,2,3,4,5 as well as Kindergarten and 1st Grades.
On Thursday May 10 there will be a school mass at 9am, featuring the students choir.
We hope you can join us.
Please view this week’s lesson plan here: Week of April 29
Have a wonderful week!
Ms. Alma Micic
Music Faculty, OLQM

5/2 Sacramental class please review these songs for this Sunday Mass 5/6
Come Our Almighty King
All You On Earth Rejoice And Sing

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Week of April 22

Dear Students and Parents,
Please view the lesson plan here: Week of April 22
On Tuesday we celebrate Spring with music performances by the PreK classes as well as Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders. Please join us in the Auditorium at 9am and 10am on April 24.
Have a wonderful week and congratulations to the students who are receiving Holy Communion today!
Ms. Alma Micic

Monday, April 16, 2018

Week of April 15

Please view the lesson plan here: WEEK OF APRIL 15

This week we are in preparations for our Spring Gala, featuring Prek1,2,3,4,5 as well as K,1,2 grades. We have selected some very beautiful Spring-themed songs that we hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Ms. Alma Micic
Music Faculty

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Week of April 8, 2018

Dear Students and Families,
I hope you had a restful and joyus Easter break!
This week we will be focusing on music selections for the upcoming school Mass in mid-April and Spring shows that will take place end of April.
I am looking forward to choosing the Spring themed songs with my hard-working students, who happen to be really great singers too!

Please view the lesson plan HERE

Have a great week, I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Alma Micic
Music Teacher, OLQM