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


NSCSD SUMMER STRING CAMP INFORMATION



        Here we go!!! :)
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Priority one - have a GREAT spring break!
*Festival of the Arts RSVP form
*Continue working on Festival and concert music :)
*Book pages - 12-15 (depending on your group)


Thursday, March 21st, 2019

*Open String Cycle Video

VIOLIN POWER ROCK VIDEO 1 - 13 - 21
VIOLIN POWER ROCK VIDEO 2 - 21 - 29

VIOLA POWER ROCK VIDEO 1 - 13 - 21
VIOLA POWER ROCK VIDEO 2 - 21 - 29

CELLO POWER ROCK VIDEO 1 - beginning - 29
CELLO POWER ROCK VIDEO 2 - 
29 - end

 

BASS POWER ROCK VIDEO 1 - beginning - 29
BASS POWER ROCK VIDEO 2 - 29 - end

 

Festival of the Arts Invitation Requirements:
*Bow Games
*D Scale
*Hot/Creepy Cross Buns
(Creepy uses an F Natural instead of an F Sharp :) )
*First Finger Rock 
*The Blueberry Song


Thursday, March 14th, 2019
*Open String Cycle
*First Finger Rock
*Page 12 - working towards purple bead!

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
MARCH MADNESS!! (click to download if needed)
Lesson video playlist link 

Blueberry Song (blue star)
Power Rock
Page 12 - Song for Christine or Natalie's Rose (purple star)

        

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

*Page 12 - #33, #34

Song for Christine Video
Natalie's Rose Video

*Page 13 - Rosin Raps Video
*The Blueberry Song Video
*Power Rock

 

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
LET'S BE GOAL CRUSHERS THIS WEEK!!! 
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! :) )


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PREVIOUS LESSONS


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

HAVE A WONDERFUL BREAK! I WILL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! :)

 

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
Video
*Page 6-7 in the Essential Elements Book
www.myeelibrary.com
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!! :)***
www.myeelibrary.com
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!
:)
www.myeelibrary.com
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
www.myeelibrary.com
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
Lamb
*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)
*Pizzicato!
*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