Welcome to the Marvelous World of Music!
We have a lot of fun in music class at DCS! We use an interactive music program called Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music™. I use activities, songs, and some videos from the Quaver program as part of my lessons on everything from theory and playing instruments to music history. Our students love to go to the website, QuaverMusic.com, which they may use in class or at home to create music and play music games. On this kid-friendly website, they can compose their own original music with cutting-edge Creatives, compete in Mini-Games, contests, and challenges, travel through time and space to uncover musical genres, and win awards for using their musical knowledge and imagination.
My First Performance
At the beginning of October, the kindergartners at DCS put on their first performance for their classroom teachers and the principle. They worked so hard getting ready for this first performance and they did a fabulous job. I have to thank Ms. Soley, the art teacher, for her help in having the students create their own duck masks to wear.
The 7th grade students started off the school year learning about different musical cultures around the world. We started off in Trinidad talking about Calypso music. They learned that the Limbo actually originated with Calypso music, and they even got to perform the Limbo themselves! We also spent some time learning about Italian Folk Music, Folk Music from Botswana, and Bluegrass Music from the Appalachian area of the United States. While learning about Bluegrass music we had a local Bluegrass band come in and perform for us!
The Science of Sound
Our DCS sixth grade students are so excited to be starting their Science of Sound project! I will share more information about this project as it progresses.