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Music Board Presentation

  1. 1. Elementary Music An Overview of the PCSD 5th Grade Music Curriculum
  2. 2. Objectives   EWBAT identify the overall value and mission of elementary level music education   EWBAT relate the USOE 5th grade music core to teaching strategies and examine its cross-curricular links
  3. 3. Rhythm Sticks – Building Focus Ms. Gaspari’s 1st Grade Students in Mr. Webb’s music class
  4. 4. Values   Elementary Music Team Mission Statement   To give every PCSD student a myriad of varied and meaningful opportunities to create, perform, and value music in a safe, supportive environment, to give students a means of healthy emotional expression, and to prepare students for success in our secondary music programs.
  5. 5. Recorder Karate! – Building Musicianship Ms. Clinton’s 4th Grade Students in Mr. Webb’s music class
  6. 6. Advocacy   Over 3,000 studies may be cited in support of music education, its aims and its benefits. (Rachel Nardo, DMA, Univ. of Utah. 2010)   The benefits conveyed by music education can be grouped in four categories: success in society, success in school and learning, success in developing intelligence, success in life. (MENC: National Association for Music Education website, 2010)
  7. 7. Instruction   PPES, JRES students receive 45 minutes of music instruction per specialist rotation. This averages to 28 meetings * 45 minutes = 21 hours per year. (Kindergarten meets for 30 minutes on Fridays, totaling about 16 hours of instruction throughout the year.)   TSES students meet for 45 minutes, once per week for 36 weeks averaging 32 hours per year.   MPES students receive 1 hour of music instruction every 6 days, totaling 23 hours per year.   All music specialists in PCSD are highly qualified to teach K-12 Music.
  8. 8. 5th Grade Curriculum Highlights STANDARDS STRATEGIES CORE LINKS I. Develop the voice and body as Utilize examples from All instruments of “Spotlight on Music” text musical expression 1.  Sing in tune Cup rhythm game, ETM Math, fractions, addition 2.  Use Body Movement song-experience 3.  Discover how songs, activities, student-led PE, Dance, Visual Arts singing games, and choreography, listening dances relate to maps various cultures in the history of the Patriotic and U.S. folk SS United States music programs
  9. 9. 5th Grade Curriculum Highlights STANDARDS STRATEGIES CORE LINKS II.  Play instruments as a means of musical expression 1.  Demonstrate sounds Orff Challenge, Ukulele SS, Science, on classroom Madness, Djembe Technology, World instruments and of drumming, keyboards Language various cultures unit 2.  Perform independently or with Recorder Karate, SS, Math others simple Recorder Express, melodies and notational literacy accompaniments on development classroom instruments World Music Night
  10. 10. Song-Experience Games – Building Teamwork Thanks again to Ms. Gaspari’s first graders The Button and the Key Here We Are Together
  11. 11. 5th Grade Curriculum Highlights STANDARDS STRATEGIES CORE LINKS III. Create music through improvising, arranging, and composing Composition Unit Language Arts, 1.  Create original music Technology and add expression and texture to USOE Songbook, Health, Language Arts, existing music “Spotlight Materials”, Library Media, SS, 2.  Express ideas, poetry and other texts, Science thoughts, and Jazz unit emotions aesthetically through singing, playing and/ or creating 3.  Use the staff system Dictation exercises, Math, Fine Arts, Literacy to document “Secret Melody” Contest arrangements and compositions…
  12. 12. 5th Grade Curriculum Highlights STANDARDS STRATEGIES CORE LINKS IV. Listen to, analyze, Performances and Technology, Language and describe music. “informances” for school Arts, Fine Arts, SS, 1.  Recognize quality and for parents. Science while creating music Materials core-based. performances 2.  Perceive and Observing other SS, Health, Community respond to the performances from messages in music students and and the use of music professionals- in-class, elements assemblies, etc. Language Arts, Literacy, Music Vocabulary Wall SIOP Peter and the Wolf SS, Fine Arts Composer of the Month SS, Technology
  13. 13. 5th Grade Compositions – Building Creativity Students from Ms. Hopkin’s 5th Grade Class – Compositions were also notated
  14. 14. Impact   Is there now more time to cover the core? Is there anything they are able to do now that they couldn’t do in chorus?   No. 5th graders have one third of the instructional time in music as last year.   Are students now more prepared for instrumental or choral music in 6th grade?   Not necessarily. However, instruction has been geared toward this type of preparation.

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