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Mrs. Knell's Classes - October/November

In Kindergarten and First Grade, we learned some songs for Halloween: "The Pumpkin in the Dark" and "Pumpkin, Pumpkin." In Kindergarten, we listened to a story called "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" and added instruments to help the story come to life. In First Grade, we sang along with a book called "Pumpkin Soup." We then combined our song with a rhyme called "Chippity Chop" as we added ingredients to our soup. We found out that we could mix it up and sing the song and the rhyme in different patterns. The First Graders are also getting very good at reading rhythms with quarter notes and eighth notes. Some of our learning has been done in centers where we get to make choices about how we spend our time as we review the things we have done in class. Some very impressive things have been happening!

For November, we are learning songs about Fall and Turkeys. With "Fall is Here," we are pretending to be a bird that disappears when the weather gets cool. In first grade, we have followed a map for the "Great Big Turkey" song. Watch for a copy of this to come home and have your student sing it and show you how the map works.

We have listened to a piece of music called "Fossils" by Camille Saint-Saens. We are following a map of the music while we listen and we are getting better and better at coordinating what we hear with what we see as we also move to the map. You can find this song on youtube if you would like to listen together. 

The Kindergarten students will soon be working on the songs for their music program on December 6 at 6:30 pm. They are getting better and better at their singing so be sure to come!

The Sixth Grade Choir has been having a good time learning to play drums and ukeleles as well as singing. We are lucky to have Dr. Brittany May from BYU helping us out this year. The choir will be performing along with the Early Morning Choir and the Sixth Grade Orchestra on December 13 at 6:30. It will be a night of many different styles of music, including some Christmas favorites. Put it on your calendar now!



BYU, with the assistance of a Beverly Taylor Sorensen grant, offers FREE family concerts four times each school year. ANY age child is welcome at the concerts. Take your family and enjoy the interactive concert experience. All concerts are held in the DeJong Concert Hall in the Harris Fine Arts Center on BYU campus. They all take place at 11:00 am. Here are the offerings coming up in 2019:



 March 16 - Percussion Concert
April 13 - Wind Symphony Concert