4/2/20 Hello friends and welcome back to the music room online! I hope you and your families are well and that you are taking care of each other during this tricky time. This week we will be exploring the connections between music,science and art to get those creative brains of yours working in a different […]
3/24/20 Hello Musical Friends – I miss making music with you all very much! Here are some suggestions to engage your child at home with music, family music history and music engagement. Hope you and your family are well during this difficult time – Musically yours, Mrs. Renauld Online Suggestions for this week: PK – […]
There has been a lot of talk lately about songs that are no longer appropriate to use in the music classroom. The reasons for the each song being inappropriate to use can vary, from the song having racist roots, to the song not being culturally appropriate, and more. I have been working in my own […]
Congratulations to Leverett Chorus Members on an outstanding performance this past Tuesday! Our program featured a focus on songs about peace, the circle of life and the holidays. If you didn’t have a chance to see the afternoon performance or parents weren’t able to attend – here are the videos. Good wishes to all and […]
There has been lots of music making and enjoyment here at Leverett Elementary School in September and October! From our fabulous Open House to our Peace Day Celebration students have been singing, playing, dancing and creating music in many different ways Below are the Kindergarten Singing Snails – ask your kindergartener to sing the Snail […]
This fifth grade music project involved choosing a Shel Silverstein poem, one rich with visual and aural images. Students recorded their narrations into the Garageband program, then explored and strategized to include music and sound ideas to enhance the poem’s mood and imagery in compelling ways. They created a “score” or cue sheet to plan […]
Thanks to all the families who attended our All School Art and Music Show on Tuesday, April 30th. We had a wonderful time creating, singing, playing all about frogs, worms, vernal pools, plants, insects, animals, rocks and many other things we’ve been exploring in our Environmental Residency studies with the Hitchcock Center. Here are our […]
Here are our completed Endangered Animal Compositions from 5th grade music – In January we started with improvising on percussion instruments. Then in March we graduated to writing rhythms/notes and putting them together. See if you can guess what the composer envisioned the animal doing when they composed their piece!
Hello Leverett Families and Happy New Year! This month the music blog focuses on 5th grade music, their study of endangered animals and how we can musically portray these animals. Students were asked to use hand-held percussion instruments and improvise what their animal might sound like when it moves, eats or communicates. Students were […]
Many thanks to Greg and Sheffra Spiridopoulos for bringing the UMASS Brass Quintet and Trombone Choir to Leverett Elementary for a free concert today! They played a number of terrific tunes and some students got to conduct one of the pieces. What a great day to celebrate Voting Day with this performance!