Week 7 had a few surprises for us! It was a short week, since there was no school on Monday, October 9th. The 5th grade general music students worked on developing a story for our upcoming Opera project! More details on that below. The 6th grade choir students worked on honing their skills using rhythm correctly while they sing. Read all about it below!
The fifth grade classes began developing a story for our new project: a Pop Opera! The students will develop a setting, plot and theme this week. They will get to work cooperatively in small groups to discuss and create their own stories. At the end of the week, they shared ideas with the whole class, and the class got to decide which idea would be produced into a full Pop Opera! This project will take between three to four weeks, which is a lot of work. The students will compose music, write lyrics, develop and create a set design, costumes and stage blocking! Don't worry, parents, friends and family will all be invited to the final performance. The students and I are so excited to see this project happen!
Ask your kiddo: What story did your class decide on for the pop opera? What is your group writing; music or a script? Which song are you writing?
The choir has been running into some issues while counting rhythms, so we took some time this week to review the basic rhythm concepts. We talked about the patterns found in the note symbols and how that relates to the actual note values. We've been adding note values so much, we're starting to confuse our half notes with our math problems! It has been fun taking some time to brush up and remind ourselves of the way these rhythms work. Our choir music has really benefited! Our singing has been much cleaner and precise this week! The big news this week has been... our risers are in! CSISD has provided brand new risers for Oakwood Choir, so our students can look great while they perform. We are very grateful to the CSISD board and administration for their generosity!
Ask your kiddo: Are you ready for the concert? Do you have the clothes you need to wear?