4th Grade Repertoire

  • March/April Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 5/15/2016
    • Kaeru No Uta
      • Students learned this Japanese song in preparation for their musical
      • Students practiced singing this song in a four-part round
    • Nunquase
      • Students learned to sing this song from South Africa in preparation for their musical
      • Students learned traditional movements to accompany the song
    • Waltzing Matilda
      • Students learned to sing this song from Australia in preparation for their musical
    • Ode to Joy
      • Students learned to sing this song in German and English in preparation for their musical
    • Seattle
      • Students learned to sing this song in preparation for their musical
    • Zum Gali Gali
      • Students sang this three part round in preparation for their musical
    • America the Beautiful
      • Students practiced two verses of this song in preparation for their musical
    • Pasaje
      • Students learned this too part Venezuelan song in preparation for their musical
      • Students discussed how the sounds of the song could represent instruments
    • Oh How Lovely in the Evening
      • Students learned this three part round in preparation for their musical 
    • My Owlet
      • Students used this song to continue learning the note “do” and using hand signs
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  • January/February Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 3/13/2016
    • Kaeru No Uta
      • Students learned this Japanese song in preparation for their musical
      • Students practiced singing this song in a four-part round
    • Dance Josey
      • Students learned a fun circle racing game to accompany this song
    • Blackbird
      • Students learned this history of this song being linked to civil rights
      • Students learned this song to perform at an assembly
    • We Shall Overcome
      • Students learned the history of this song and its use in the Civil Rights Movement
    • Grieg “Morning Moods”
      • Students listened to a recording of this song and discussed variation form
    • Who’s That
      • Students used this song as an introduction to half notes
    • Button You Must Wander
      • Students learned a circle game to accompany this song in which they had to identify people by only their voices
    • Nonquase
      • Students learned to sing this song from South Africa in preparation for their musical
    • Waltzing Matilda
      • Students learned to sing this song from Australia in preparation for their musical
      • Students learned a lot of words in Australian dialect to understand the meaning of the song
    • Ode to Joy
      • Students learned to sing this song in German in preparation for their musical
      • Students wrote their own version of the lyrics in English
      • Students learned about the history of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and listened for Ode to Joy inside it
    • Draw Me a Bucket of Water
      • Students learned a four person circle puzzle game to accompany this song
    • Sorida
      • Students played a game in which they linked a body part to each syllable of the text
      • Students learned about the note "do" with this song
    • Seattle
      • Students learned to sing this song in preparation for their musical
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  • November/December Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 1/9/2016
    • Big Fat Biscuit
      • Students learned a jumping contest game to accompany this song
    • Od Lo Ahavti Dai
      • Students learned an Israeli dance to accompany this song
    • Zodiak
      • Students learned a very difficult Israeli dance to accompany this song
    • For the Longest Time and Super Mario Multitracks
      • Students guessed how many singers were singing before discovering that it was only one
      • Students learned about creating a capella multitracks
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  • September/October Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 10/28/2015

    Here is a list of the music learned by Fourth Grade in the first two months of school. When relevant, a description of what concepts were covered using each song is included.

     

    • Alabama Gal
      • Students learned a line dance to accompany their singing
      • Students learned how to dance a reel
      • Students accompanied their singing on claves
      • Students accompanied their singing on chimes
    • Up the ladder
      • Students used this chant to introduce themselves
    • We're Going to Jump Down
      • Students used this song to practice singing responses
      • Students were all given the opportunity to sing solos
    • My Country 'Tis of Thee
    • Ah Poor Bird
      • Students were exposed to their first ostinato (a repeating musical pattern that the melody sits above)
      • Students sang this song as a three part round or canon
    • Lil' Liza Jane
      • Students learned a walking pattern to illuminate an unusual rhythm
    • The Star Spangled Banner
      • Students learned the history behind our national anthem
      • Students sang our national anthem in various styles
      • Students sang against a teacher harmony
    • Hashewie
      • Students sang this Eritrean greeting song as a call and response
      • Students were given the opportunity to lead the song if they were interested
    • Weevily Wheat
      • Students used this song to practice multiplication facts
      • Students learned a square dance to do while singing
    • Zum Gali Gali
      • Students were exposed to a song that purposefully has words that do not mean anything
      • Students again practice singing a song as a round
    • Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Saint-Saëns's La Danse Macabre, and others
      • Students listened to recordings and discussed what aspects of each composition led to it seeming scary
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