Hello friends and welcome back to the music room online! I miss you all and I hope you and your families are well. I can’t believe that we have been away from our classrooms for almost a month! This week we will be exploring the connections between music, our emotions and art to challenge your listening, drawing, emotive and thinking skills.
For parents: The listening portion should take between 8-12 minutes.
Students will vary in time to draw/assess emotions/create (15-20 min)
During this week I invite you to explore the combination of audio recordings and check in with your emotions. – which one do you like best? Why? Was there one that you didn’t like and again – why? I would love to see your choices, drawings, and for the older students any raps/poems you create in response to the examples below. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have fun musical explorers and I can’t wait to see and/or hear your creations!
Musically yours, Mrs. Renauld
Here are the listening examples for all students to listen
Duke Ellington – Limbo Jazz
Sergei Rachmaninov – Flight of the Bumblebee
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Fur Elise
Hary Janos Suite – Viennese Musical Clock
Josef Hayden – Symphony No 101 – 1st movement
Drawing To Music (Grades PK-K)
For this lesson, students can listen and move to a few songs or pieces of music, and draw about which song or piece of music was their favorite on the worksheet below. Parents can also choose three of their favorite songs for their children to listen to as a way to make a musical family connection!
Moods In Music (Grades 1-2)
For this lesson, I would like students could explore how moods and emotions are connected to music. I’ve included a mood chart below, which students can use to figure out what the included musical examples bring to their emotions. Then I challenge students choose whichever video/music they like best, write the feeling at the top of the page and draw a separate picture below to illustrate their musical feelings.
Moods In Music (Grades 3-6)
For this lesson, I would like students to explore how moods and emotions are connected to music. I’ve included a mood emojii chart below, which students can use to figure out what the included musical examples bring to their emotions. Then I challenge students to choose whichever music they like best, write the mood/emotion at the top of the page and draw a separate picture below to illustrate their musical feelings. I also challenge grades 3-6 to create a rap, song or poem to go along with this picture on the back!