Grade 2

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SPRING

Recorder Practice Recordings

Botany Bay (Cerise)

Cinderella (Yellow)

Eight Enormous Elephants (Purple)

Love Me Tender (Pink)

May Song (with Drums accompaniment) (Gold)

May Song (practice with piano) (Gold)

O My Little Augustine (Cerise)

On Track (Green)

Pizza (Red)

Shortnin’ Bread (Silver)

Skye Boat Song (White)

The Grand Sea (Purple)

When the Saints (Blue)

Winds Through the Olive Trees (Cerise)

Grade 2 Make Your Own Piano!

This is a new unit we are introducing this week in Grade 2 Music which sparked from our ‘ES Maker Day’. It is project based learning, combining Design, Math, Music, Technology and Making all in one! Student get very excited to own their learning in this project.

Here is a video we will use as a provocation before we begin.

Here is ‘Movement Two’ of the Grade 2 ‘Animals Playing Sports Symphony’!

Here is the piece that Gr 2 Students created themselves called ‘Movement One’ of their ‘Animals Playing Sports Symphony’!

 

Here is the song that ALL GRADE TWOS are memorising for their final performance in their upcoming concert on MAY 30th, 9am in The Centre for the Arts!

Concert Finale Song

Grade 2 Students have been entering the music room to music from famous composers. Here is what we’ve listened to, briefly discussed and moved to so far this school year!

 

Rossini – William Tell Overture Finale (knick named the horse race music, or from ‘The Lone Ranger’)

John Philip Sousa – Marching Band Music

Check out this Japanese Marching Band figuration!

Antonio Vivaldi’s SPRING from ‘Four Seasons, featuring a String Quartet

Maurice Ravel’s Bolero

There was an old man called Michael Finnigan,

He grew whiskers on his chinigan,

Along came the wind and blew them in again,

Poor old Michael Finnigan, begin again!

 

I like to eat, eat, eat, eat

I like to eat apples and bananas

I like to eat, eat, eat, eat

I like to eat apples and bananas

  1. The letter A, try a new way
  2. The letter E, try it and see
  3. The letter I, give it a try
  4. The letter O, give it a go
  5. The letter U, we’re almost through

And now we sing it soft once through

Here is the Grade 2 self created ‘Movement Two’ of their Dessert Symphony…

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Grade 2 Students have begun the recorder program!

They have created their own rhythms, melodies and three part rounds!

Here is the music for their own innovative creations we self titled ‘Dessert Symphony’!

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Here is a recording of a Recorder Ensemble – check out the big bass recorder!

And here is another very fast piece which would take many years of practice!

Partner songs in E Minor

The Peace Round

What a goodly thing,

If the children of the world,

Could dwell together,

In Peace

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin went to France,

To teach the ladies how to dance,

First a heel and then a toe,

A one, two, three and away we go!

Shalom Chaverim

Shalom chaverim, Shalom chaverim,

Shalom, Shalom,

Lehitraot, lehitraot, Shalom, Shalom.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck

If a wood chuck could chuck wood?

Little Tommy Tucker sang for his supper,

What shall we give him? Brown bread and butter!

Play On Your Drum,

Play on your drum,

If you are asleep wake up!

Come on and play on your drum!

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?

 

A Sailor went to Sea Sea Sea

Make new friends, but keep the old,

One is silver and the other’s gold,

A circle is round, it has no end,

That’s how long I want to be your friend!

Welcome to the 2015/16 School Year!

We have begun by discussing these things:

Quality sound vs Noise

Beat vs Rhythm

Ms Carole’s visit to G2 music

Ms Carole visited all four Grade 2 classes this week, and talked about the first musical instruments she learned to play and what fun it is to be able to play in a group.  She showed us this recorder (MUCH bigger than those in the Grade 2 recorder orchestra)…

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…and then she played the music that Grade 2 had composed!  This is what it feels like when you realise that the ES Principal is playing the music that you wrote:

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Happy Spring Break!

Grade 2 as composers

All four Grade 2 classes have now had a chance to be composers!  In groups, they have written their own music using musical notation, and most of the groups have performed their music in class on one or two instruments.  Here are some pictures of the composers with their creations.

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 End of the Grade 2 “Melody Matters” unit

Grade 2 students have finished their “Melody Matters” unit, when they made amazing progress on the recorder!  We are now working on other things in Music on Mondays and Tuesdays, and having a break from recorders.  Recorders can still be brought to school Wednesday to Friday.

Recorders can now be purchased at school through the SCO Boutique @150,000VND each. image

Be sure to write your name and class on your recorder and cover.

Here are the SCO

opening hours

 

Recorder Time!!……

Recorders are available to purchase from local music stores in Hanoi on ‘Music Street’. We are in the process of ordering bulk to sell through school on premises, but this may take some time.

What makes a good recorder tone?

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We have been learning these rhythms in class and creating our own melodies over the notes G, A and B.

“How much wood, would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”

“The good looking cook took a good look, the good looking cook tool a good look, the good cook took a look!”

Gr 2 Lunchtime Choir Permission Slip for performances

Grade 2 Friday lunchtime Choir will begin this Friday Nov 14th, 12 noon. Upcoming performances are:

Friday Dec 5th Festive Fundraiser, 5 – 7.30pm, Centre for the Arts

Saturday Dec 6th Intercontinental Festive performance, 3-6pm, Sunset Bar

Recorder in classroom music will begin in January, please purchase one like this for your child to play. See music letter for further information.

Recorder and Choir letter Gr 2

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Junkanoo

We’ve got a bell, we’ve got a drum, Junkanoo has begun,

Feel that Goombay beat, giving life to your dancing feet,

Ev’rybody’s on holiday, We’ll dance the night away,

Now you know it’s Junkanoo, come on, Let’s go!

Plastic Ocean link here

Plastic Ocean

Did you know the world’s creating a plastic ocean
Damaging the earth and hurting our emotions
But I still dream we can get it clean
All we need’s a unified devotion
To get it crystal clear, now if you like that notion

All you’ve gotta do is think of it
Just use less of it
Won’t you follow me
Help me save the sea?
I feel like the ocean is dying

I don’t wanna swim in a plastic ocean
I don’t wanna fish in a damaged sea
No no no no no no no
I don’t wanna swim in a plastic ocean
I don’t need the plastic part of me

Did you know that plastic kills the ocean creatures
They can’t digest it ’cause they’re aren’t plastic eaters
And it’s a shame it doesn’t go away
It just stays in the fish they feed us
But we can make a change now, we can be the leaders

All you’ve gotta do is think of it
Just use less of it
Won’t you follow me
Help me save the sea?
I feel like the ocean is dying

I don’t wanna swim in a plastic ocean
I don’t wanna fish in a damaged sea
No no no no no no no

I don’t wanna swim in a plastic ocean
I don’t need the plastic part of me
I don’t wanna swim in a plastic ocean
I don’t wanna fish in a damaged sea
No no no no no no no

I don’t wanna swim in a plastic ocean
I don’t need the plastic part of me
Part of me

John Kanaka

I thought I heard the old man say

John Kanaka naka toolai ey

Today, today’s a holiday!

John Kanaka naka toolai ey

Toolai ey, toolai ey,

John Kanaka naka toolai ey

Toolai ey, toolai ey,

John Knaka naka toolai ey!

*Try this version of the same song! Same same but different!

The Bear Song!

1. The Other day, I met a bear,

In groovy shoes, a smashing good pair.

2. He looked at me, I looked at him,

He stared at me, I stared at him.

3. And then he said, why don’t you run?

I see you haven’t any one.

4. And so I ran, away from there,

But right behind me was that bear!

5. Ahead of me, there was a tree

A great big tree ahead of me.

6. And so I jumped into the air,

But I missed that branch away up there!

7. Now don’t you fret, now don’t you frown

‘Cause I caught that branch on the way back down.

8. The moral of this story is,

Don’t talk to bears in groovy shoes!

Make New Friends

But keep the old,

One is silver and the other’s gold,

A circle is round,

It has no end,

That’s how long I want to be your friend.

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