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SongWorks Certification (Seattle Pacific University)
St. Catherine University (BA)
Mound Westonka High School
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School
May 2017-Check out what's happening in music class in this last month of the school year!
Students at Nativity have classroom music in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Students in grades 6th-8th choose from band, choir, or handbells for a music class. Students study elements of music going from sound to symbol through the Songworks approach.
"SongWorks is an engaging way of teaching music that invites deeper thinking about the art of interacting with children and helping them thrive as learners. How we converse with children is important, and we work on ways of teaching that honor their choices, value their ideas and conversational contributions, and prompt their imaginations. It's a way of teaching that really nurtures children and keeps their spirit of musicality alive."-Danielle Solan, Fellow SongWorks Teacher
Students study folk songs from many different backgrounds, play games, and study elements of music by mapping, dotting, reading picture scores, playing on hand staff, then leading to standard notation. We also study different Masterworks through movement, and do folk dancing. Our music classroom has many Orff instruments as well.
K-5 students and 6-8 students perform in a Christmas Concert in December and the 6-8 ensembles perform in a concert in the spring. Choir, band, and bell students also sing and play at School Masses.
4th and 5th Grade Choir
Students in 4th and 5th Grade have an opportunity to be in a choir that meets every other Tuesday after school from 4:00-5:00 pm. Our first rehearsal this year will be on Tuesday, September 20th, and all rehearsal dates are on the school calendar. Parents should pick students up at Door 10 on the south side. Please pick up your students promptly.
The 4th and 5th grade choir sings for certain School Masses throughout the year and performs in the K-5 Christmas Concert.
See what's new in music class!
Check out "I Knew You Were Treble!" For our lessons on Treble Clef.
Learn more about the SongWorks Approach!