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A Parent’s Guide to Music at

Sycolin Creek Elementary

 
Students at Sycolin Creek have music for 30 minutes twice a week.  During that time, they sing, play instruments, dance and much more!  First and second grade students each have a musical program.  All students participate in the Veterans Day Program and the Holiday Sing-a-long.  Fourth and fifth grade students all play recorder and they are also eligible to join the Sycolin Creek Singers. 
 Mr. Blanks and Mrs. Cassada
 
The comprehensive Music Program at Sycolin Creek will be based on the following six musical elements:

Expressive Qualities 
 Dynamics, Tempo and Articulation

 
Tone Color 
 Vocal and Instrumental


Duration
 Beat/Meter and Rhythm


Pitch
 
Melody, Harmony and Tonality


Design
 
Texture and Form/Structure

 
Cultural Context

Style/Background

 

These elements are taught during music lessons through singing, playing, moving and improvising.  Students learn to read and write musical notation.  Listening, describing and analyzing are also important skills.  All skills are taught in a planned, sequential order to maximize each child's success.

 
Behavior 
In order to make music, our classroom expectations are based on respect.  
Our expectations are posted and will be reviewed as needed.

Respect 

Yourself:

Follow directions

Try your best

Others:

Listen!  Be attentive

Hands and Feet to yourself

Property:

Treat instruments with care

When you play, make music

Have fun!

 Students may receive rewards for good behavior as a class or on an individual basis.  Rewards include: verbal compliment, Sammy ticket, class favorite activity and Star Class of the Month.

Students who are not following the expectations may receive a verbal warning, time away from the activity, a note or phone-call home, or a chat with Mr. Racino or Mrs. Textoris.

 

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Chorus

 Students in fourth and fifth grade are eligible to join the chorus.  Chorus will meet on Wednesdays, before and after school. The chorus will perform for Veterans Day and the Winter/Holiday Sing-a-long and have two evening performances.  We will also perform at several school events. More information will be available on the music website soon!

 

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Grades

 Student assessments will be based on a wide variety of objectives, which you may view on the music website by clicking on 9 weeks plans.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

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Important Dates:
 

Saturday, October 1

Sycolin Creek Singers and Simpson Chorus sing at a Nationals Game 


Wednesday, October 5
 First Day of the Sycolin Creek Singers


Friday, November 11, 8:45 AM 

Veterans Day Concert


Thursday, December 8, 6:30 PM
 Sycolin Creek Singers Winter Concert


Friday, December 21, 8:45 AM
Winter Sing-a-Long 


March 23
2nd Grade Musical 
 

Thursday, April 27
Sycolin Creek Singers Concert

 
April 28
Second Grade Kennedy Center Field Trip 


Thursday, May 25

First Grade Patriotic Program 

 

Thursday, June 8
Fifth Grade Transition Ceremony 
 
 
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Last Modified on November 17, 2016
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