Monday, September 15, 2014

Mr. Hall's Bulletin Boards

Here are my bulletin board for this year! The kids have really enjoyed them!

 Classroom Door!

Word Wall organized by the Elements of Music! 

Wise Owl Chorus Information Board!

GA Performance Standard Board!

Music Advocacy Bulletin Board!

Essential Questions!

Social Media Board!

Duration Bulletin Board!

Creative Arts Board!

Music Standards Board!

Classroom Expectations/Rhythm Board!

Welcome Back Board!

Dynamics Informational Board!

Student Work!

Lines/Spaces Board!

A Great Start to a New School Year!

Hi everyone! 

I can't believe that it is already September! Time flies by so fast at the beginning of school! Here at Love T. Nolan ES we have had a whirlwind of a time diving into music! 

Here's how the classroom looks this year!

With our lights off!

For the first nine weeks of school, we will be learning about rhythm, beat, and meter! We have had awesome time learning new folk songs from places like China, Australia, and even the United States! Stay tuned for updates!

Monday, May 19, 2014

End of the Year Fun!

The end of the year is always an exciting time to be in school! 

 Our Easter themed bulletin board!

 Our April/May bulletin board!

 Our summer themed bulletin board! 
"Don't Blow It This Summer!" The kids really thought this was just hilarious!!!

Our countdown to the end of the year bulletin board! 

Music in Our Schools Month!

This month is Music in Our Schools Month! We had an exciting month full of listening to music and describing how it makes us feel! 

I took the promotion that NAfME (National Association for Music Education) dished out and set it as our monthly theme!

We made this video to share with everyone about how music makes us feel, too! 

I really wanted the whole school to be involved with this initiative, so I put up a bulletin board where teachers, faculty, students, and staff could show their appreciation of music by telling how it makes them feel! Check it out! We also listened to different eras of music in the mornings before school started! It really got people's feet moving, and made their brains wake up! It was a great time! 

Here are some pictures of our Fine Arts integrated bulletin for St. Patrick's Day! Had fun with this collaboration with our amazing art teacher!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Continuing with Tempo!

We are continuing our time in music class by studying tempo! Here are some video clips of what we are working on! 

We took the African American singing/hand game that is commonly known as "Miss Mary Mack" and took them at different tempos (largo, moderato, and presto)!

We learned continued to learn about tempo through this African American singing game, "Draw Me a Bucket!" The students really enjoyed learning the game that goes along with this really catchy song! It starts out at tempo 'moderato' then quickly changes to tempo 'presto!' Great job 5th grade!

Kindergarten and 1st Graders learned how trains have their own tempos! We became a train and listened to how a train's tempo starts at largo (slow) and moves to presto (fast)! They really enjoyed themselves!

Stay tuned for more videos!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rockin' Into The New Year @ LTN!!!

 We've had a cold two days off from school! But now it's time to "ROCK ON!!!" the new year in music! We're going to start our Music as Expression Units! This will allow the students to be creative and opinionated throughout this semester! I'm excited for what's going to unfold!

Our first major topic is TEMPO. I hope the students get a kick out of this funny bulletin board! I know I do! Tempo is the speed of the music/beat. The tempo of the music can be fast, medium or slow. Musical words used to describe tempo are in Italian. Tempo markings are usually put at the top of the sheet music
Here are some examples:
Largo= slow
Andante= 'walking' pace
Moderato= moderately, medium
Allegro= fast
Presto= very fast
Molto= very

Where can you find different kinds of tempo at home?
What kind of animals move at different tempos? 

The Holidays at LTN!

The students really enjoyed this "punny" bulletin board while learning about music vocabulary during Thanksgiving!

After Thanksgiving, lights went up around the room and gave it a true holiday feel!

 Our small owl tree!

 Our "Let It Snow" board! I created snowmen and Eskimos out of old cd's! 

My all-time favorite board so far! It's from the movie, Elf!

The Wise Owl Chorus took a field trip to share some holiday cheer by singing at our local Kroger! Many people stopped by to listen and had only great things to say about them! I was very proud of the students!

Hope everyone has had a Happy New Year!