Kindergarten and 1st Grade, Week of May 11th

Happy Monday!
Let’s sing some songs together!

Oh the weather outside is frightful…

Can you believe it snowed last week! Looks like this week will be a bunch of rain, so sing along with Rain, Rain, go away with me

Let’s try a dance song together!

Lastly, would you please try this Tempo activity by Mrs. Clark! Fast and slow means Tempo! Fast and slow means Tempo! Fast and slow means Tempo!

I miss you all! I’ll hop in to as many Meets as I can this week.

Grade 4 and 5, Week of May 11th

Happy Monday 4th and 5th Graders!
Did you try the Twist and The Limbo last week?
Remember, dances have always been part of popular music. What dances do you know?

Show me on this week’s Flipgrid!

You could also use the QR code to quickly get to the Flipgrid from the phone or tablet app.
Here’s a Just Dance Disco song to try. Disco is a style of music prominent in the late 70s that bridged Rock and Roll to Hip Hop.

Do you have a guitar or ukulele in your house with you?
Join me Monday at 1pm on The Facebook group (or right here afterwards) and play along!

Back to the Science of Sound, I would like you to please try the quiz on Google Classroom again. It is a review of all of our terms.

I also put together a quick review video that ends with the glass shattering! #Spoiler alert, it was pretty disappointing.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade, Week of May 4th

May the 4th be with you!
Let’s begin this week like every week, with We Are Cloverbank

Next, sing along with Baby Beluga! This time it’s my sister, Mrs. Clark from Winchester Elementary in West Seneca (Yes, my sister is also an elementary school music teacher…so was my dad!)
Her daughter Natalie makes (a big) appearance!

Next, let’s do another at-home Musication Video!

Add on to this with a Dance!

Lastly, please check out my virtual Music Room!
My suggestion is to click the Legos in the bottom-left corner.

Grade 2 and 3, Week of May 4th

May the 4th be with you!
We’re still working on reading treble clef notes! Some of you sent me some drawing of Treble Clefs and they looked amazing!
On top of the treble clef reading, I’ve also started a FlipGrid for recorder songs for the third graders.

You can record yourself playing any of our Recorder Monster songs, even ones from which you already have a belt.
The password for May is “monster”. I will comment on each to say 1-2-3 or 4. Record as many as you’d like.

I’m also uploading all of the songs to this link:

Now on to Treble Clef once more. Here is a video from The Royal Irish Academy of Music that describes treble clef.

Here is another diagram. Hopefully you’re starting to see that where the note is on the staff determines it’s pitch. With letters, it’s a different shape that tells them apart. An “A” looks very different than a “B”, but in music, they’re all circles, so it depends on whether it’s on a line or a space, AND which line or space it’s on.

Lastley, try this game on

I miss you all. Feel free to explore my virtual music room this week too if you want to do some more activities!
Mr. Panfil’s Virtual Music Room