'I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.' - A
NYSSMA FORMS ARE HERE AND THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING IS FRIDAY,
Second Graders Sing
So Long It's Been Good To Know You
by Woody Guthrie
Mrs. Lamb's second graders sing "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You"; and dedicate it to Aidan B.'s Great Grandma, who lived through the dust storms that Woody Guthrie wrote about in this beautiful song. Bravissimo, second graders!
(Link is at bottom of this page)
The power of the pentatonic (five note) scale!
Scroll down for the link to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
JANUARY: MOZART MADNESS MONTH!
(HIS BIRTHDAY: JANUARY 27th ... uh, 1756)
Click on Mozart to watch The Overture to Mozart's opera,
The Magic Flute played on root beer bottles!
(this is a YouTube link - ask your parents first!)
Check out this link to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You can learn more about some of the child prodigies we're learning about this year, like Stevie Wonder. Or check out Chuck Berry, John Lennon, The Beatles (or your favorite rock star!)
(ask permission from your parents first!)
Click on this link: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Feel like baking a cake (or cupcakes?) Click on the link below for a great (and easy) recipe for "Composer Birthday Cake." Celebrate your favorite composer and be sure to personalize it with musically-appropriate icing...Blue for Gershwin (Rhapsody in BLUE!), Red for Vivaldi ("The Red Priest"), and Chocolate for Bach, Beethoven, Mozart or the Beatles (Because they're ... da bomb!)
Click on the link at the bottom of this page to listen to Mrs. Blank's 2007-08 first grade class sing Dites-Moi^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Fourth Graders (and anyone else who might be interested!), Click on the left "My Links" and follow the path to "The Drinking Gourd" and learn how to decode the song!
Looking for another cool place to go with your family over the weekend or during winter break?
The Louis Armstrong House is a PERFECT place!
Click here for the link to the Louis Armstrong House in Elmhurst, Queens. You can just explore this website or take the plunge go!
(While you're there, check out Flushing for some awesome Chinese food.
Maybe dim sum for lunch?!)
Pops was so right: "What a Wonderful World!"
Click on this link, Leonard Bernstein's website, to learn more about the musical genius:
Click here to join the music boosters (or order one of those cool Herricks Music hoodies.
Click here to have a look at out handbook
p.s. - if any of these links are taking you nowhere fast, please send me an email and tell me!
email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
With a smile and a song, Ms. Goldschlager
Composer CakeBake a cake (or cupcakes) to celebrate your favorite composer's birthday!
Dites-MoiMrs. Blank's First Grade Class sings Dites-Moi in both French and English.
So Long, It's Been Good to Know YouFor Aidan B's Great Grandma, who weathered the dust storms!
Au Claire de la LunePam Blank's First Graders sing Au Claire de La Lune!
Overture to the Magic Flute (on root beer bottles!)Watch MysterGuitarMan play the overture to Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute, on root beer bottles!