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Cicero Elementary
Mark your calendars!
Spring Concert: Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
7pm, CNS High School

        Here we go!!! :)

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
No school - snow day! Sad!
Keep working toward your goal!
If you've achieved it, set a new one on the back side :)

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
Have you met the goal that you set for yourself?
*D Scale using quarter and half notes
*Pages 10 (and 11 for most groups)
*Power Rock - start labeling (and plucking! :) )


Thursday, January 17th, 2019

*D Scale Video

*D scale orange star challenge - memorize!
*Page 8-9 note review
-#17 - Hop Scotch

-#18 - Morning Dance
-#19 - Rolling Along
-#20 - Good King Wenceslas
-#21 - Seminole Chant
-#22 - Lightly Row

*Page 10-11 A string notes (some groups)
-#23 - Let's Read D
-#24 - Let's Read C#
-#25 - Take Off
-#26 - Carribbean Island
-#27 - Olympic High Jump
-#28 - Let's Read B
-#29 - Half Way Down
-#30 - Right Back Up
-#31 - Down the D Scale
-#32 - Up the D Scale


Thursday, December 20th:
D Scale notes (Review)
Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas packet



Thursday, December 13th:
Congrats on a successful BLT DAY!!!!
*Jingle Bells sound file
*Jingle Bells Video


Thursday, December 6th:
*Bows bows bows! Next Thursday is BLT day!!!
*BLT Day Video
*D Scale
*Page 6-7 in the Essential Elements Book
enter activation code, OR click here to access ALL Essential Elements sound files :) 


Thursday, November 29th:
*Bow Games + Hot Cross Buns with bows!
*Bow Games Music only!!!!
*Page 4 with bows
*Hot Cross Buns with bows!!
*Keep practicing bow games!
***BLT Day will be Thursday, December 13th!! :)***
enter activation code, OR click here to access ALL Essential Elements sound files :) 


Thursday, November 15th:
For the groups that had lesson
*Bow Games with Music!
*Page 6 in Essential Elements Book
*Keep going with open strings and bows!
enter activation code, OR click here to access ALL files :) 

Thursday, November 8th:

*New Songs Paper Video
*Bow Reminders and Essential Elements Book Video
Pages 4-5 in book
enter activation code, OR click here to access ALL files :) 

Review Twinkle
Continue Bow Games and Bow Tubes
Open strings with bow! Yay!

Thursday, November 1st:
*F Natural Video

*F Naturals for Creepy Cross Buns and Mary Lost Her Lamb
--violins/violas - find F#, then slide second finger back to touch first finger
-cellos/basses - use second finger
*Bow seat belts and bow tubes - all groups
*Began using the bows!!! Straight bows on open strings (most groups)
*Have fun!!! :) 
Be sure to think about pushing forward (and violin/violas - your wrist UP to your nose)


Thursday, October 25th:
VIOLIN/VIOLA video - Twinkle + Bow Tubes
CELLO video - Twinkle + Bow Tubes
BASS video - Twinkle + Bow Tubes
*Added G and B
*Twinkle Twinkle
*Bow Seat Belts
*Bow Tubes (some groups)


Thursday, October 18th:
Today's lesson video (Opens to YouTube!)
*E & F# Review
*Mary Had a Little
*Bow Games!


Thursday, October 11th: 
Today's lesson video (Opens to YouTube!)
*D & A String Review
*Hot Cross Buns
**E and F# (F Sharp! :) )
CBA's - G F E D C B A


Thursday, October 4th:
Today's Lesson Video (Opens to YouTube!)

*How to hold the instrument (remember to stay relaxed)
*D and A strings
*Open String Minion Boogie!


         Thursday, September 27th:

*Learning to read the lesson schedule
*I tuned instruments and showed them how to attach the sponges and shoulder rests (we will continue to review this :) )
*Parts of the instrument labeling
CHALLENGE: to teach someone at home about the parts of the instrument

Some groups also learned:
*The 7 steps to setting up
*Pizzicato - the word that means plucking the instrument
*D and A strings