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Smith Road Elementary
Mark your calendars!
Spring Concert: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
7pm, Gillette Road Middle School

        Here we go!!! :)

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

We only had orchestra rehearsal this week due to the half day.
*D Scale
*Power Rock
*The Blueberry Song!
*Review book pages :)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

All groups - pages 10-11
D Scale work using half notes and quarter notes
Power Rock! Keep labeling :)





Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Same as last week! :)
-More groups added pages 10-11
All groups - Power Rock!

Tuesday, January 8th, 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

Tuesday, December 18th:

D Scale notes (Review)
Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas packet

Tuesday, December 11th:
Congrats on a successful BLT DAY!!!!
*Jingle Bells sound file
*Jingle Bells Video


Tuesday, December 4th:
*Bows bows bows! Next Tuesday is BLT day!!!
*BLT Day Video
*D Scale
*Page 7 in the Essential Elements Book (many also moved onto pages 8-9)
enter activation code, OR click here to access ALL Essential Elements sound files :) 


Tuesday, November 27th:
*Bow Games + Hot Cross Buns with bows!
*Bow Games Music only!!!!
*Page 4 with bows, Page 6 pizzicato
*Hot Cross Buns with bows!!
*Keep practicing bow games!
***BLT Day will be Tuesday, December 11th!! :)***
enter activation code, OR click here to access ALL files :) 


Tuesday, November 13th:
*Bow Games with Music!!
*New Songs Paper
*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!

Tuesday, October 30th:
*F Natural Video
*D Scale Video
*New Songs Paper 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
*Added C# and High D
*D Scale
*Name songs paper

Tuesday, October 23rd:
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


Tuesday, October 16th:
Today's Lesson Video (Opens to YouTube!)
*E & F# Review
*Mary Had a Little Lamb
*Bow Games!!!
Some added G, A, and B + Twinkle Twinkle


Tuesday, October 9th:
Today's Lesson Video (Opens to YouTube!)
*D and A string review
*Hot Cross Buns
**Added notes E, and F# (F SHARP :) )
*CBA's - G F E D C B A


Tuesday, October 2nd:
Today's Lesson Video (Opens to YouTube!)

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


 Tuesday September 25th:

*Learning to read the lesson schedule
*I tuned instruments
*Parts of the instrument labeling (most groups)
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