Here is a synopsis of what happened in music - instructional Week 98, the fifth and final week of the second semester. With the specials schedule that we have at Gold Rush this year, four weeks equals 1 instructional week in music for all of the students. This post covers the time from May 3 - May 25, 2021.
- Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders had the opportunity to review their music skills in a fun way through Music Olympics this rotation. Students were divided into teams (chosen by 4 captains) and competed in events involving melody and rhythm reading and writing skills. Third graders competed in only team events. Fourth and Fifth graders competed in team events, plus 2 ribbon events. For each event, 3 points were awarded for 1st place, 2 points for 2nd place and 1 point for 3rd place. The team with the most points at the end of the week got a team prize in addition to whatever ribbons individuals won. Events included the Treble Clef Spell-It relay, the Treble Clef spell-it ribbon event, Play a Tune by Ear, Name that Tune, Rhythm Roll, Treble Clef Read-It, Dice Scramble, Rhythmic Dictation, Team note naming challenge and Rhythm Grab.
- Kindergarten, First and Second Graders had a chance to be very active as we learned many traditional folk dances and movement activities this rotation. These were selected from the following:
- Scattered formation dances: Back to Back - Face to Face, Two-Part Dance, Minoeska (Giants, Fairies and Gnomes), Highway Number One and Sasha.
- Single Circle and partner dances: Kinderpolka, Heel and Toe Polka, Seven Jumps, Fjaskern, Little Shoemaker, Les Saluts and Sashay the Donut
- Long-aways Set Dances: Willowbee, Chimes of Dunkirk, Jubilee Rag, Zootio-O and Alabama Gal
- Singing and movement games: Jack in the Box and Charlie Over the Ocean