Dates to Remember:

Veterans’ Day Program– Friday, November 10th at 1:00pm in the school gym

Christmas Concert- Monday, December 18th at 7:00pm in the church

Catholic Schools Week– January 18th-February 3rd

Spring Concert-Monday, March 26th at 7:00pm in the school gym

8th grade Graduation– Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00pm in the church

October 23-27

7th grade is leading mass this week!

Students are busy preparing the songs they will be performing for our Veterans’ Day Program!

The students will be exploring the Oct./Nov. Volume of our Music Express Magazine. We will be learning about the Broadway Musical: Aladdin. We will be learning the song, “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me.” We will be reading an article about Broadway and learning some new vocabulary terms. We will watch a video about what happens behind the scenes in the preparation of a Broadway Musical Production. The older students will be completing a worksheet to accompany the video, “What Do You Know Now?” This mini-unit will help prepare the student for our BOLD musical preview on Wednesday afternoon.

The students will also be performing a sound story: “The Spider and the Fly.” In a sound story the students are given instruments that are linked to different words in the story. When a student hears the word that is linked to their instrument they play it to help the story come alive. We will also use instruments to accompany the song, “Shoo Fly!”

Toward the end of the week, the students will learn the song, “God Bless America.” We will use this song to discuss our musical form and tempo. We will also be learning a dance to this song. The older students will be completing a Music Journal, reflecting on the wonderful things that can be found in the state and in our country. The younger students will be drawing some things that they think are great about Minnesota.

On Friday, we will learn a song called, “Rabbit and Turtle.” This song allows the students to explore different tempos and be able to play along with the song at those different tempos/speeds. We will also sing the song, “Tempo is the Speed of the Beat,” and read the story, “The Tortoise and the Hare.”

Children’s Choir will be preparing for our Veteran’s Day performance and singing for the Thanksgiving School Mass.

6th grade

Students will be learning an accompaniment using unpitched percussion to perform during our song, “Tunaomba” during our All Saints Day Mass.

7th/8th grade

We will be finishing our worksheet using phrases and constructing phrase-questions and answers. We will be composing our own musical phrases in C Major using the question and answer endings. Once we have finished our compositions, the student will perform his/her composition while others in the class accompany.

On Wednesday, the students will learn about the country of the Philippines. We will watch an educational video and read an article about Tinikling, as well as learn a traditional folksong from that country,