Grade 5 Activities

May Day 2017

Fifth graders learned a piece called Ikari by Eric Paton.  Here are the 5 classes performing.






Check out our drumming!!

Winter Wonderland in 5th grade!!

Fifth grade wrote the rhythm to the Birch Tree - we will listen to the song in Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony.

We will be having our annual sing-a-long on December 21st.  The fifth graders are singing "Winter Wonderland."  Please read below to practice at home....

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?  In the lane, snow is glistening.
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird.
He sings a love song, as we go along, walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman.  Then pretend that he is Parson Brown.
He'll say, "Are you married?"  We'll say, "No, man!  But you can do the job when you're in town."

Later on, we'll conspire. As we dream, by the fire.
To face unafraid, the plans that we've made, walking in a winter wonderland!

Fifth graders are listening to a piece called Little Fugue in g minor by J.S. Bach.  The piece has a new rhythm in it.  Follow the four voices and try and find the 10 times you hear the subject!

We are playing Che Che Koolay - a call and response song from Ghana.  This song has our new rhythm in it.
Some of the students have been singing the "call" part of the song as a solo singer!  Way to go, singers!!


Another singing game with our new rhythm is A Qua Qua from Israel.

Papageno and Papagena duet from the opera, The Magic Flute, by Mozart.

We have just learned "fa" in 5th grade music.  The students can sing it in Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.  Students compared Twinkle Twinkle to a French folk song that Mozart used in a piano composition.  Click on the video below to listen to Mozart's piece.

Sing the solfa for Twinkle Twinkle:
d d s s  l l s    f f m m r r d
s s f f m m r   s s f f m m r
d d s s l l s   f f m m r r d

Strings info....

Today in music class we sang and played Early In the Morning at 8 o'clock....

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Rockin' around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see, every couple tries to stop
Rockin' around the Christmas tree, let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie and we'll do some caroling
You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing, "Let's be jolly, Deck the halls with boughs of holly."
Rockin' around the Christmas tree, have a happy holiday
Everyone dancing merrily in the new old fashioned way

Fifth graders playing songs on boomwhackers.

The Little Fugue in g minor by J.S. Bach.

Can you hear the subject?