Virtual Schoolhouse 
Week 7 May 25-29

K,1,2: Let’s learn a song from a different country! Watch Che Che Kule  http://www.viewpure.com/hIdp_Nj0tgk?start=0&end=0 a song from Ghana, Africa. Sing along to the kids voices and if you would like to tap along or shake along to any instrument you have feel free too! See if you can sing this song for your family and have them guess where it’s from! If you would like to learn the dance that goes along with it feel free to see the video of me on my flipgrid. And if you would like to share yourself singing the song or doing the dance feel free to post on my flipgrid or email me a video hallae@pwcs.edu. Happy singing!

3,4,5: Let’s watch a performance of a song from a different country! Go to Edpuzzle to watch “Funga Alafia” a song from Africa and answer the questions. https://edpuzzle.com/media/5ea99b1cf61e863efc667c02. YOU DO NOT NEED TO MAKE AN ACCOUNT you can answer the questions without it. Even though it says it’s going to be graded it is not graded. The website just automatically says that. If you would like to share your answers with me on my flipgrid or by email hallae@pwcs.edu that would be great. But you do not have to.

Week 6 May 18th-22nd 

K,1,2 We are going to find some different objects that make different sounds in and around your house as a Sound Scavenger Hunt. You need to find five things that fit these descriptions. You will need something that makes a loud sound, soft or quiet sound, high sound, low sound, and something that crinkles. Share each of the things you found with your family and the sounds they make. If you would like to you can share your objects with me either on email or on my Flipgrid  under the topic “Sound Scavenger Hunt”.

3,4,5 We are going to find some different sounds in and around your house as a Sound Scavenger Hunt. You need to find five things that fit these descriptions. You will need something that makes a loud sound, soft or quiet sound, high sound, low sound, and something that crinkles. Share each of the things you found with your family and the sounds they make. If you would like to you can share your objects with me either on email or on my Flipgrid  under the topic “Sound Scavenger Hunt”.


Week 5 May 11th-15th 

K, 1, 2: Learn about a famous composer! Watch and play this google doodle about Beethoven. If you can’t play the video you can read about Beethoven in this article . Once you have finished share with your family what was your favorite song in the game or if you read the article what fact about Beethoven was your favorite. If you would like THIS PART IS OPTINIAL you can share your favorite song or fact with me on email hallae@pwcs.edu or on the Flipgrid. 

3, 4, 5: Learn about a famous composer! Watch and play this google doodle about Beethoven. If you can’t play the video you can read about Beethoven in this article . Once you have finished write two sentences about what piece was your favorite and why, or about what fact stood out to you about Beethoven and why is it interesting to you? If you would like THIS PART IS OPTINIAL you can share your sentences with me on email hallae@pwcs.edu or on the Flipgrid  




Week 4 May 4th-8th 

K, 1st, 2nd: Step outside and listen for 30 seconds. If you can’t go outside that’s okay go into a new room of your house and listen for 30 seconds or open a window and listen. What did you hear? Write two sentences about the music of nature or the music of your house. Or make up a story based on the sounds you heard! Once you’re finished if you would like to THIS  NEXT PART IS OPTIONAL, you can share it with me over email hallae@pwcs.edu or you can post a video on flipgrid. Happy Listening!

3rd, 4th, 5th Grab your instrument (piano, recorder, strings, an instrument you made etc.) and make up a simple song! If doesn’t have to be a long song just something that you made up. It can fast, slow, happy, sad, whatever you would like! It’s your creation. If you would like to THIS NEXT PART IS OPTIONAL share it with your family or upload a video to FlipGrid! Or if you just want me to see it you can always email me a video hallae@pwcs.edu. Happy Playing!


Week 3 April 27-May 1st

K, 1st, 2nd: We are going to do some listening today and drawing today. You’ll need some drawing supplies too. Pick a piece of music to listen to here are a few suggestions:  Then play that piece of music and draw what it makes you feel or what you hear. Does it make you think of certain colors? It’s it calm or angry? Once your done if you would like to share your drawing you can. THIS IS OPTIONAL you do not need to share if you do not want to. You can either post it on my flipgrid under the topic “Listening and Drawing” or you can email me your picture. Happy Listening!


3rd, 4th, 5th
: We are going to do some listening today and drawing today. You’ll need some drawing supplies too. Pick a piece of music to listen to here are a few suggestions:  Then play that piece of music and draw what it makes you feel or what you hear. Does it make you think of certain colors? It’s it calm or angry? Once your done if you would like to share your drawing you can. THIS IS OPTIONAL you do not need to share if you do not want to. You can either post it on my flipgrid under the topic “Listening and Drawing” or you can email me your picture. Happy Listening!

Week 2 April 20th-24th

K,1st, and 2nd : Pick a song you like that has a beat and is appropriate for school. Think of some movements that you could do for the different verses and choruses. Could you march, or clap, or spin, or pick a dance move? Practice your movements and then perform for your family if you like. THIS NEXT PART IS OPTIONAL! You can go on my Flipgrid and see what I did to move to music. The topic is called “Moving to the Music”. If you can get on Flipgrid and video of your dance move to the songs! If you don’t have access to flipgrid that’s fine you can email me a video of a picture of you moving to the beat! Again if your student doesn’t have a pwcs email to access flipgrid that is fine. To access is optional.

3rd, 4th, 5th: Pick a song that you like, has a beat, and that is appropriate for school. Create 3 to 4 rhythms that you can clap or pat to the song. Write down the rhythms if you can’t remember the rhythms and then practice and perform your rhythms with the song! You can use any of the notes or rhythms we have talked about already: quarter notes, pair of eighth notes, quarter rests, half rests, half notes, single eighth notes, whole notes, whole rests. If some of those don’t sound familiar you do not have to use them. You can go on my Flipgrid  to see me perform rhythms to a song I picked and then you can post yourself performing your song if you would like to.


Week 1: April 13th-17th 

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd
For our first week we are going to use things we can find around the house to make instruments! On my Flipgrid you’ll find a topic called “Making your own instrument!”. You can watch me make an instrument from home and then you can post a video message of you making your own instrument or telling about it! It can be anything as simple as a shaker or something more complicated. My flipgrid site was emailed to teachers because I cannot post it to my website. If you do not have that site feel free to email me at: hallae@pwcs.edu and I can send it to you.

If you cannot get on flipgrid that’s fine! You can still make an instrument and send picture or a video to my email: hallae@pwcs.edu. Have fun making!  

3rd, 4th, and 5th For our first week we are going to use things we can find around the house to make instruments! On my Flipgrid you’ll find a topic called “Making your own instrument!”. You can watch me make an instrument from home and then you can post a video message of you making your own instrument or telling about it! It can be anything as simple as a shaker or something more complicated. My flipgrid site was emailed to teachers because I cannot post it to my website. If you do not have that site feel free to email me at: hallae@pwcs.edu and I can send it to you.

If you cannot get on flipgrid that’s fine! You can still make an instrument and send a picture or a video to my email: hallae@pwcs.edu. Have fun making! 





If you have any questions or would like more resources, feel free to email me! hallae@pwcs.edu

-Stay safe and Musical, Ms. Hall