Hello everybody and welcome to SEK Qatar’s music blog.
Whether this is your first visit or you have been here before I am happy you decided to come and have a look.
In this blog you will find some of the resources we are using in class and ideas and suggestions for music you might enjoy. You can use the categories at the top to finds the relevant posts that apply to your class. Of course, you can visit other year groups to see what everybody is busy with. Please add your comments and ideas after reading the posts.
During these first couple of weeks students have been busy getting familiar with the music room and our procedures. We created our essential agreements and discussed how important it will be to show we are caring, principled and good communicators during our music classes.
Grades 3 to 6 worked on creating instructions using rhythm patterns that reflected their understanding of those essential agreements. In this gallery you can see what great work they did:
The big day is coming up. Here you can find the songs we will be performing. Please have a look at them and make sure that you learn all the words and that you practice with the backing track. You can download the lyrics here (you will need to click twice to open the document)
In our current Unit of Inquiry, Pre 5 students are learning how children around the World use music for learning and entertainment. This is allowing us to explore the key concepts of Function and Perspective.
Throughout the process each student is filling up a passport-photo album with memories from our trip, including the country’s flag, the name of the song, its use, an artifact and a personal reflection.
Below you will see a link to the website where you can find the songs and videos and a list of the songs we are learning. I would like to recommend you to visit the website and enjoy the songs and games that the students are learning in class. Over the next few weeks I will add links to this post with the songs we have learned.
After a whole term working on their Unit of Inquiry “Musical Games:, Grade 3 students completed the creation of their own games, displaying a great understanding of all the ideas and musical elements we had analysed throughout the unit.
They created new games, adding rules, discussing the skills needed to succeed at the game as well as the values we could learn from playing.
They did a terrific job and enjoyed sharing their games with some parents that came to join in our last session.
Click on the link bellow to watch a presentation of all the great work they’ve done. Don’t forget to leave a comment!!