Posted in Student Work

In the Hall of the Mountain King on Musication!

In my internet travels I stumbled upon a wonderful YouTube channel called Musication. They have dozens of animated play along videos for many different genres and styles of music. Some use note names, some are percussion or movement based, and some use handbells.

In the spirit of the Halloween season, I tried the In the Hall of the Mountain King video with a 4th grade class today, and we had so much fun! Anyone could easily use this video at home using found sounds (pots and pans, shaking keys, buckets, stomps, claps, etc..) I hope you will give it a try! Enjoy!

Posted in Communication

Open House Tonight!

schoolhouseWelcome back to another wonderful year of music at Pine Glen School! I will work hard to keep this blog up to date with all of the music making happening at Pine Glen every day. My hope is to use this blog as a window into my classroom, a way of communicating important information about upcoming events, and as a resource for parents as well as students to learn more about music. Explore the many links and pages that this blog has to offer! This year I have also begun using Instagram as another way of communicating with families. Follow me at agatipgmusic, or check out the feed on the right hand side of your screen.

Already this year the 5th graders performed beautifully at our annual Heroes Assembly. This was just the first of many performance to come during the school year. Please check the Important Dates page for concert and event dates and put them on the calendar right away!

Third Graders have begun to sign up for Violin lessons if they are interested. There is still time to sign up! Please visit Mr. Samulak’s Website for more information.

Fourth graders have begun to sign up for band instrument lessons. If you are interested please see Mr. Napeirkowski’s Blog for more info.

All 4th and 5th grade students should bring their recorder in to school for use in music classroom activities.

I have been greatly enjoying reconnecting with all of Pine Glen’s students as well as getting to know all of the new smiling faces that walk through my door. Its going to be a great year!

Posted in Student Work

Heroes Assembly

What a great start to our musical year! The 5th graders did an excellent job leading our Annual Heroes Assembly. thank you to all the students who wrote letters for our police officers and firefighters. They were truly appreciated. Its going to be a great year!