~1st Grade Music~
March 12, 2017 : 1st Grade Concerts are coming soon!
Spring break is in 3 days and right after that is our fun "Night of the Arts" Music Concerts! Practice songs are available on the link to the right of this page marked "1st Grade AT HOME PRACTICE SONGS". Please review times and dress code in the letter/permission form that was sent home a couple weeks ago. Click here for another copy! See you soon!
February 21, 2017: 1st Grade Music & Chinese Assembly- Media Release Permission Form Due this Friday!
Dear Parents and Guardians of 1st Grade students,
Hello! I am excited to share that Waverly Belmont Elementary will be inviting clawhammer banjo player Abby Washburn and Chinese zither (guzheng) player Wu Fei back for an interactive cross-cultural music presentation during your child’s Related Arts time on Monday February 27th.
Both Ms. Washburn and Ms. Wu are currently working on a project with CCTV America (China Central Television) in filming a feature on their cross-cultural sisterhood and the way they connect the US and China through music. One of the projects closest to their heart is sharing stories, music and messages with kids. They are hoping to include footage from their school visit here at Waverly Belmont Elementary and request each student to submit the “Media Release for Minor Children” permission form to ensure they have your permission to film your child (please see form for more details). Please sign and turn in the attached form by Friday February 24th to your child’s homeroom teacher. We will make appropriate accommodations for those who choose not to participate or those without forms.
If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Walle at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for your help and support in your child’s music education here at WBE!
Alice Asako Walle CLICK HERE FOR PERMISSION FORM
January 27, 2015: First Grade Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to Stacy Uruegbe and Jameson Mackey on their "Stars of Excellence" Music Award!
November 28, 2015: First Grade Concert Video
Did you miss the First Grade Fall Concert? No worries! The video is now available for students and families to re-live the amazing first ever Music concert at Waverly Belmont Elementary! Just click at the link below to watch the youtube video. Enjoy!
**Link to First Grade Fall Music Concert(youtube)
November 20, 2015: Bravo First Graders!
The Waverly Belmont Elementary gymnasium was filled with joyful singing and dancing last night as the students performed like all stars for their friends and family. The beaming smiles on the students faces were priceless! Thank you to the friends and family for your amazing enthusiasm! You made our first Waverly Belmont Music Concert a great memory we will all remember with pride and joy.
The concert was video taped and will be put on this website with a password link (for privacy reasons) that your classroom teachers will provide in their class newsletters. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com. If you have any pictures you would like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will include it in our archive.
Thank you again for all your support!
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November 3, 2015: Concert Posters are up!
Concert date is fast approaching and the students are working hard! Don't forget to check out the "1st Grade at Home Practice Songs" tab on the right -->
Mp3 songs, lyrics, and dance videos are all available for at home practice.
October 30, 2015: At Home Practice for Students
Your student can now practice many of the 1st grade concert songs at home! Click the link on the right "At Home Practice Songs" and you and your student can listen and sing along with the mp3s from any smart phone or computer device.
October 24, 2015: Information Letters to all 1st Graders
Dear Parents/Guardians of WB First Grade Students,
Information letters were sent home this week with your student. The letter includes information about the student sign-in/sign-out policy, dress code, and also includes a form to indicate whether your student will be "Attending" or "Not Attending" that will be signed and returned to your student's class teacher by Nov. 5th. If you missed the letter, please click here to download another copy!
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Looking forward to seeing you at the the November 19th concert!
October 23, 2015: Mrs. Walle's New Email Contact
Questions or comments for Mrs. Walle? Please feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 30, 2015: 1st Grade Concert Date
Mark your calendars! The 1st Grade Music Performance Concert for 2015-2016 will be on:
*Thursday November 19, 2015 @ 6pm at Waverly Belmont
More information will be sent home closer to the date!
Sept 29, 2015: First Semester Highlights
It is hard to imagine that Fall Break is already here! In First Grade Music, we have been working on many different skills and always with lots of fun. Here are some skills and activities we have covered in the past 9 weeks!
- Singing with dynamics
- Reading and writing rhythms using quarter, half, eighth notes and quarter rests
- Improvising rhythms
- Playing rhythm sticks and other classroom instruments with correct posture
- Singing the resting tone of songs in major tonality
- Songs: Hello There, RESPECT song, Here We Go Looby Lou, Pumpkin Patch,
Fireman Fireman, Chicken Dance
Have a safe and fun Fall Break!