A look inside Music at FPD

A look inside Music at FPD

Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Time's A' Coming

A sweet little first grader student asked me the other day, a little exasperated, "Mrs. Krejci, WHY does everyone think it's already Christmas??  It hasn't even been Thanksgiving!"  I smiled and told the class, "It does seem like people are in a hurry for Christmas, doesn't it?  Well, in music class, we are working on Christmas songs because when you come back from Thanksgiving, it will be time for our Christmas program.  If we waited until December to start our songs, we wouldn't know them well enough for the program!" 

And, it's true!  We've been working on Christmas music for the last several weeks, mixed in with other lessons.  The 4th graders even have an entire recorder song prepared for the program.  I am so proud of this group this year!  Every 4th grader will be showing off their new recorder skills at our December 11th program.  I've included a video of them practicing the song "Fum, Fum, Fum."  

This is just a brief preview of what's to come at this year's program! We hope to see you and your family at our Annual FPD Christmas Program.  This year's title is "The Angels Celebrate," and it's about how the angels in Heaven remember and celebrate Christmas.  We have two performances on the 11th--one at 1pm and the other at 7pm.  

Turkey and Stuffing

Happy Thanksgiving from the Viking Music Room to your family!  This week with the PK and K crowd, we worked on our singing voices with a fun Thanksgiving solo singing game.  Each child got a turn to play the boomwhacker and sing his or her favorite Thanksgiving food.  We had the usually reponses--turkey, macaroni and cheese--and the creative answers--pizza, salad, blueberries.  It was a lot of fun and made our tummies hungry.  We practice lots of solo singing in order to get our voices in the right spot for singing (our head voice instead of our chest voice.)  I also told the students that they can play this game at home; they don't need me!  See if your child remembers it.  The words are: 

Group: Turkey and stuffing
And pie and the rest, 
Tell us Mrs. Krejci (fill in name)
What you like the best! 

Solo: I like sweet potatoes.  
Group: She likes sweet potatoes.

Here's a video of a Kindergarten class singing and playing a round of the game. Enjoy!