Category: 1st grade

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We’ve been composing with Incredibox at school. The website works on a computer: If you have an iPhone there is also an app:  

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Awesome Coloring Sheets

On performance test days I like to give each student some quiet coloring to do while I give the small group tests. Lately I’ve been using free printable from my friend Cyndi Calhoun. You can find her printables at Contemplative Coloring.  We did one of the owl ones today in...

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The One Shoe Blues

First grade started a learning about the Blues this week. We listened to BB King sing the One Shoe Blues. Click the link to listen to BB sing again. What would you write your blues song about?

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Hens and Roosters

The first graders are listening to Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals. Today we listened, discussed and moved to  Hens and Roosters. Do you hear the rooster asking for everyone’s attention using a trill?  

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The Jackson 5

In first grade we listened and moved to some fantastic Jackson 5 music. Perhaps you would like to listen at home as well. The Jackson website is another place to learn more about their music.

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Christmas Concert

The Pre-k, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade Christmas Concert will be on Thursday December 10, 2015 at the Middle School in Onarga at 7 p.m.  Doors will open for concert seating at 6:30 p.m.   Students can find videos to practice their songs with here: Kindergarten First Grade Second...

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The Blues

  We are still learning about jazz music in first grade. Last week we read a book called, Yesterday I Had the Blues.   You can listen to the story again on the PBS Kids website. We even listened to some jazz music today. Here is the playlist we will be...