4th and 5th Grade, Week of April 20th: Research the Science of Sound

Let’s begin with the Science of Sound! I’m super excited to extend this lesson past what we did on STEAM Day.

This week, I want you to start off with a quick review of Vibration. Here is a Mystery Science Lesson on Sound:
Mystery Science Lesson. Start Here

You may want to try the string activity at the end. Maybe you have before. If you do, send a photo or video to my email spanfil@frontiercsd.org and I’ll put it in a post for next week. You can also record it on Flipgrid here:

While you’re at it, check out The Chrome Music Lab Spectrometer. It allows you to visualize sound by mapping the frequencies present. We did this in class. Also, explore the musiclab because it’s pretty neat.

2nd and 3rd Grade, Week of April 20th: Practice Drawing Treble Clef

Good morning!
During the week, I’d like you to practice drawing treble clef symbols and writing words in music notation. In my video, I give you two words on the treble clef staff. Can you read them?
Try making your own! You can send them to my email spanfil@frontiercsd.org OR right here on Google Classroom.

Start off by watching (and sing along if you’d like) the “I Knew You Were Treble”

Next, Watch my video on drawing staves and spelling some notation words!
Next time you’re outside, give it a try. You could always do it on paper as well.

Lastly, try this memory game. You can play as often as you’d like. You can look around the musicplayonline.com site anytime you’d like 🙂
https://musicplayonline.com/ It’s called Music Note Memory and it’s on the right side.

3rd graders, keep up the recorder practice as well whenever you can.

The RecorderMonster.com password for April is: goldfish

Baby Beluga Sing Along

Baby Beluga is a song by Raffi about an imaginary beluga whale. We pass my belgua puppet around the room on the beat while we sing.

I keep the beat using a hotel bell and we pass, hug, pass, hug, pass, hug, pass, hug…

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea
Swim so wild and you swim so free
Heaven above and the sea below
And a little white whale on the go

Baby beluga, baby beluga
Is the water warm
Is your mama home with you, so happy

Way down yonder where the dolphins play
Where you dive and splash all day
Waves roll in and the waves roll out
See the water squirtin’ out of your spout

Baby beluga, oh, baby beluga
Sing your little song
Sing for all your friends, we like to hear you

When it’s dark, you’re home and fed
Curl up, snug in your water bed
Moon is shining and the stars are out
Good night, little whale, good night

Baby beluga, oh, baby beluga
With tomorrow’s sun, another day’s begun
You’ll soon be wakin’

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea
Swim so wild and you swim so free
Heaven above and the sea below
And a little white whale on the go
You’re just a little white whale on the go

Monday, April 6th

Good afternoon!
I’m sorry I haven’t been doing daily updates, but I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone.

Here’s what I’m going to do:
Daily updates here on my website. You do NOT need to do everything. All I want you to do for now is to visit the site when you want to sing something.
Don’t worry about missing something. There are no assignments at the moment, just opportunities to sing some songs we normally do together in class!

Let’s start with a song I had my daughter Emma help with. I needed a child’s voice to do the repeats so you could sing along.

Next, I sang a German song I love doing in class. Try to follow along with Mein Hut:

Lastly, here is one of my favorite Just Dance videos: