Thursday, 14 December 2017

Around the World

Congratulations to all the Grade K-2 classes for a job well done at our 2017 Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 12.  We had a wonderful turn out and we hope you enjoyed the show!

Opening by 2 of our Grade 2 students
December 'Round the World in 4 languages (German, Spanish, Swahili, and Japanese)



Room 7 (white), Room 16 (yellow), Room 9 (red)

Room 12 (orange), Room 14 (green), Room 8 (blue)


Room 7 singing Mele Kalikimaka

Room 8 singing Jump in the Sun (Kwanzaa song)

Room 16 singing the Huron Carol (Canada's oldest Christmas carol)

Room 14 singing Pinata

Room 9 singing in Tagolog (Filipino language).  Thank You Ang Babait Ninyo

Happy Hanukkah from Room 12

Finished our show off with the Santa medley. You'd better watch out!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Costumes


DRESS REHEARSAL IS MONDAY!!!!!! Please have your clothes labeled in a labeled bag to put in your locker.  Thanks!








Saturday, 25 November 2017

Assembly Video

Here is our Gr. 1/2 choir and our 2 Grade 3/4/5 choirs singing at our Remembrance Day Assembly. Great job everyone!

Term 1 Learning Gr. 3/4/5

Our Grade 3/4/5 classes were busy this term creating, reading, writing, and playing rhythms.  Here's a little glimpse into some of our work.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Monday, 20 November 2017

Student Conferences



A note is coming home in regards to our open house conferences this year.  On Thursday, November 23, families are welcome to come set up an appointment with me for music between 4:30-7:00 and the following day, Friday November 24 between 9:00-11:30.  This is intended for families who may have concerns or questions they would like to discuss in a more private setting.  Please email if you want to set up a time. Ms. Rempel email

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Winter Concert Date Change

If you haven't heard already, we've had to change our winter concert to Tuesday, Dec. 12.  Please see poster below.  More details to follow in a note home.  We are excited to share with you the sounds of the season.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Angel Audition


Room 4 and 5 have auditions on Tuesday at 11:40 a.m. in the music room for Angels in the Snow.

There are 3 parts available.

We are looking for: 1. singing in tune 2. good volume  3. expression 4. in rhythm with the music

ANGELS IN THE SNOW (Room 4/5)


Angels Audition Backtrack



Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Remembrance Assembly

All our Grade 1-5 students are singing on Thursday at our assembly for our Remembrance Day assembly at 11:00.  Everyone is welcome to join us as we remember those who fought for freedom.


Friday, 3 November 2017

SHOWTIME!


Congrats to all the Grade 3, 4, 5 students for your work on auditioning Monday for parts for our winter concert play.  All students have been cast and see the parts below.  Students can access the songs and scripts on the "Choir 3/4/5" tab.  Parent(s)/Guardian(s), please help your child memorize and learn their parts.  We are looking for slow/loud voices that have expression.



Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Our Grade 3,4,5 winter concert is coming up soon (mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 12, 2017) and we are starting prep.  Auditions are Monday, Oct. 30 during music class.  There are many parts for students to try out for.  Please choose one of the following audition scripts below.  

We are looking for:
1. acting in character
2. loud clear voice
3. good pacing (not too fast)
4. memorized

Audition Paper







Saturday, 21 October 2017

Yes I Can!

This week I attended several professional development workshops and one particular person that I am in awe of and appreciate with so much respect is Canadian musician, Alvin Law.  I think there are many lessons, for the young and old, that we can learn from and aspire to as we hear Alvin's story.


Alvin had a great honor to be the drummer for this amazing song, We're the Superhumans.  From this day on, no matter, the challenge or difficulty, we all need to adopt the "Yes, I can!" attitude.




Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Storytelling and Music

One of my favorite things to do is read stories and create mini dramas and music to them.  This past week the Grade 1/2 classes have been listening, acting, and playing to fun stories that connect us to the fall season.




Drums Alive


We've been learning about playing in a beat along to music.   We are using exercise balls on pails.  This program is for exercise and it's called Drums Alive, but a super great way to practice our music skills.  Here are a few of our favorite songs.






Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Choir Songs

Room 3, 4, 5 Choir Song
This is My Wish
(Auditions - Friday, Oct. 13 - 11:40 in music room)

Room 17, 18, 11 Choir Song
In Flanders Fields
(Auditions - Monday, Oct. 16, 11:40 music room)


Grade 1/2 Choir Song
Hearts Around the World

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Where We ALL Belong

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 music room season!

This summer I got to play music with my 5 beautifully talented nieces at my family farm's 100th year anniversary.  It was a special moment and so grateful for our time together with family and friends, growing, learning, and connecting.  How did you get your music on this summer?

We are well into the month of September and everyone is super excited to be back and getting in our groove.  This summer I found a really great song written by Canadian children's musician, Raffi.  We are adopting it as our theme song for the year and a great reminder that in the circle of life, we all belong!  Celebrating our uniqueness, strengths, and passions.


Thursday, 29 June 2017

WSO Kids 2017-2018 Concerts


Great season ahead of Sunday 2017-18 matinee shows for kids at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.  Click on WSO Link for more information.

Summer's a Comin'


It's been another year of many amazing things discovered, wrestlings, and determination to learn in community and who we are as individuals.  We've discovered gifts and pressed through many trials.  As I say good-bye today to my Grade 5 kids, many of whom I have taught music to for the past 6 years, it is never without some tears as a mom and I shared today at the end of our assembly.  Amazing families, kids, teachers, and friends.  Thank you for letting me be there.  We've ridden the storms well and I hope that each of my students will take all the good that we've known and the heart aches and keep pressing forward and climb and shine.  Never give up!

Stand in the light and be seen as you are.

To my students moving on, we will miss you and wish you the best wherever you go.  Keep in touch!  To my returning musicians in 2017-2018, I'm ready to rock it with you!










Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Show Time!


Congratulations to Stevenson for putting on a fantastic Circus Show and Celebration of the Arts 2017.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Cup Song Pattern


POINTERS - Use your right hand to pick up cup and the sweep.  When you grab the 'bottom' it's with your left hand.

CHALLENGE - Once you've mastered this pattern, how can you do it with a partner.  Check out the other groups in the song.  How else are they making new routines?




Tuesday, 16 May 2017

ArtCirq


Just heard about this REALLY cool group of Artic Circus artists and performers.  Check out the link to learn more about ArtCirq!