Welcome to the First Grade music page!! We will begin our year with get acquainted type songs and activities to help us all learn the names of our friends! We will use some currently popular pieces of music to prcctice keeping a steady beat with various classroom percussion instruments! While the first graders are studying their "Who We Are" IB Unit, which is about the characteristics and contributions of humans, we will connect in music by studying the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Be sure to ask your child why Beethoven is such a special composer! Participating in activities where we keep a steady beat and explore how long and short sounds translate into musical notation is next on our agenda! We will be working on pitch matching with seasonal songs. We are going to have an exciting year and I am looking forward to seeing all of my first graders!!