Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Week Seven

ASK ME...
October 16-20, 2017

Grade 2 - Ask me about sorting Halloween Candy for our Trick or Treat Rhythms Composition.

Grade 3 - Ask me to tell you one of Stephen Foster's famous song titles.

Grade 4 - Ask me to show you the fingerings (or play you!) B, A, G and low E on the recorder.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Week Five and Six

ASK ME...
October 2-13, 2017

Grade 2 - Ask me to sing you the chorus of the Self Control song with my beautiful singing voice.


Grade 3 - Ask me to sing the folk song Alabama Gal.

Grade 4 - Ask me about our Aurasma Orchestra Scavenger Hunt (and our upcoming field trip!).

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week Four

ASK ME...
September 25-29, 2017


Grade 2 - Ask me to show you a steady beat motion for a song you are listening to on the radio.

Grade 3 - Ask me about Note Value Tag.

Grade 4 - Ask me how to play the notes B and A on the recorder.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week Three

ASK ME...
September 18-22, 2017


Grade 2 - Ask me about the musical opposites we reviewed this week.


Grade 3 - Ask me to teach you the folk dance for John Kanaka.

Grade 4 - Ask me about recorder!!! Look for information about purchasing a recorder for home in take home folders.

Logical Consequences introduced this week in music class...
Take a Break (opportunity to refocus, relax or recharge)
You Abuse It, You Lose It (temporary loss of privilege)
You Break It, You Fix It (own it and take responsibility - for feelings, too!)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Week Two

ASK ME...
September 11-15, 2017

Grade 2 - Ask me to tell you what happens to Dolores when she wants to join the chorus.

Grade 3 - Ask me about the relationship between our heartbeats and music tempo (speed).

Grade 4 - Ask me to sing the music alphabet song starting on G.  If that seems easy, ask me to do it backwards!


Our music room expectation for 2017-2018...
We are SAFE, RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL musicians.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Week One

We are rocking and rolling in the music room! It's been great getting to know my new YES friends and reconnecting with everyone else. Thank you for sharing your incredible children with me.

Each week, I will post an "Ask Me" question for each grade that will (hopefully!) help bring music class home. Enjoy!

ASK ME...
September 5-8, 2017

Grade 2 - Ask me about singing with attitude during the YES Song.

Grade 3 - Ask me about the movements for the folk song John Kanaka and about the interesting way the music group Skinny Lister shares their music.

Grade 4 - Ask me about the 3 music ensemble choices I can choose to join this year.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happy Summer!

Welcome to the YES Music Blog!

The music room is all packed up for the summer, but we will be back in action before you know it!  I look forward to hearing all about your adventures and meeting lots of new YES musicians and families in August.


Have a musical summer - remember to sing, dance, listen, create and play!
Mrs. Troy