Mark Carvalho's class at Durfee
Students preparing for All City!
All City Band!
Our Durfee students know how to inspire the 5th grade instrumental students!
Bows up and ready at All City Orchestra!
Happy Monday to All!
In the arts last week, we were busy! Art rooms are bustling with preparations for the 2nd Annual FRPS ARTS EXPO, to be held at Durfee on Thursday, April 27th from 5 to 7PM for the community to see the awesome work our students create. In the instrumental world, directors were busy preparing and performing with students from grades 5 to 12 for the Annual All City Band and Orchestra Concerts. The Durfee Auditorium hosted these events on Tuesday and Thursday, and parents were so pleased with their students' performances. In 5th grade music classrooms, students are continuing to practice for the upcoming Rhode Island Philharmonic's LINK UP Performance, held on Thursday, May 24th. Students will be performing with thousands of other 5th graders from RI and Mass using their recorders.. This great opportunity was afforded to FRPS through the grant funded Link UP program from the Rhode Island Phil. Our recorders, student music books and professional development was given to us AT NO COST so our students could do this work, and be a part of the performance- so excited to see them play!
Lesson Plan Shout Out:Check out this lesson inspired by Matt MacMullen's PD in January with the bucket drumming!
Thanks Mary Zema! The Stone students will love this!
Grades 4-5 Stone
Opening Activity- Intro. to class Classroom expectations
MCF Standards:, 2.1 Demonstrate and respond to beat, 3.4 Echo and perform easy rhythms
Essential Understandings - Students will understand
- That music has stressed notes called accents
- Measureable objectives-Students will be able to:
- Play accented patterns
- Recognizing note values and accented notes
- Students will clap Rite of Spring pattern
- Students will play play drums with accents to Rite of Spring and accents and half notes on Eye of the Tiger
- Listen to O Fortuna and play if time
- Students will have free time to explore games or play keyboard
- Formative assessment is based on student’s ability to correctly identify and play accented patterns in the music
- Review of assessment content
- Teacher guidance
- White board/InFocus Projector, Tablets, Recorders, Video, buckets, sticks
Link to her Blendspace: https://www.tes.com/lessons/bv76_9Kr3XlqnA/tjanpi-desert-weavers
Tjanupi Fiber Art Sculpture
Objective: Students will create 3D animal form based on Tjanupi Weavers Fiber Art
Procedure: Day 1: Presentation on Tjanupi Weavers, students choose animals and review rubric.. Day 2: Demonstration on how to start sculpture process. Student’s work independently to create form & wrap Day 3 & 4: students choose colors/textures of yarn, wrap and add embellishments.
Evaluation: Rubric and reflection
Learning standards: 1.5-1.7, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 3.5, 3.6, 4.4-4.8, 5.5, 5.6, 6.3-6.4, 7.2, 8.5
Materials: Presentation, worksheet,Vocabulary: found objects, surface texture, form, symbolism, abstract, sculpture, fiber art, organic shapes, proportion, tactile, scale
Great tasks planned ensure engagement, thinking, creating, performing and help our students have the courage to express themselves through the arts!
On the Calendar:
- Monday: Amazon Planning Conference Call 12:00PM, School Committee Meeting- 5:30 Kuss, Observations
- Tuesday: Community Partnership Planning Meeting at DHS 10:30AM, CPT Morton 8AM, HLCS CPT 8:45 AM, Faculty Meeting DHS 2:45 AM
- Wednesday: Pick up art work at Morton, 5PM Budget Meeting at SB, CPT Durfee Team 10:45AM
- Thursday: Durfee Term 3 grades due, Talbot CPT 1:20PM
- Friday: No School- Good Friday
And Looking Ahead:
- DHS Department Meeting- Wednesday, April 26th
Have a wonderful, short week, and an even more wonderful break!
Thank you for all that you do for Our Kids,