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Rotation 4; Week 9
IN: Music worksheets

THROUGH: Present stories.
Rotation 4; Week 8

IN: Note stories

THROUGH: Work on stories in groups
Rotation 4; Week 7
4/26/16

IN: Work on note stories - 'Riding the Herd' and 'The Haunted House'

THROUGH: Work on mystery stories in group.
- Be sure to name to four unnamed buildings at the top of the map
- Go to three different buildings in your story
- Be able to clap your way to those buildings!

4/28/16

THROUGH: Work on mystery stories in group.

Watch 'Handel's Last Chance'
Rotation 4; Week 6
4/18/16


IN: Please take a packet and write your name at the top. - The Treble Clef Staff
Complete the packet and be sure to turn it in for credit.

IWBAT listen to and notate an 8-beat rhythm
IWBAT read notes on a treble clef staff​

4/20/16
IN: Complete packet with note stories - Circus Fun, The Composer, The Scout

IWBAT read notes on a staff
IWBAT listen to and notate a rhythm
Through: Practice listening and notating a simple 8-beat pattern containing quarter notes and eighth notes

4/22/16
IN: Complete packet with note stories - A Bunny Tale, The Poodle, My First Job
IWBAT read notes on a staff
IWBAT listen to and notate a rhythm
Through: Practice listening and notating a simple 8-beat pattern containing quarter notes and eighth notes


Rotation 4; Week 5
4/12/16

It was a short week this week! :)

IN: (If you have not finished your crossword puzzle, write down the website and complete at home. worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/crossword
Save as a PDF, upload in your Google Drive by hitting ‘New’ and share with me.)
Take a crossword puzzle made by another student. Put your name on it and complete it.
Turn it in.
IWBAT tell how music can help tell a story.

THROUGH: Watch 'The Wizard of Oz' and answer questions :)
Rotation 4; Week 4
4/4/16
IN: Elphaba is someone who feels misunderstood by all the other students.
Think of a time when you’ve felt misunderstood by someone. What was the situation? How do you think you were misunderstood? What happened? Did the situation ever get better?
Prediction: Will anyone ever see past Elphaba’s green skin to her heart? What would it take for this to happen? If you went to Shiz University, how would you treat Elphaba?

IWBAT listen to a rhythm containing quarter notes and eighth notes and notate it.
IWBAT explain how music helps to tell a story.

THROUGH: Notation practice. Listen to an 8-beat (4 apple) rhythm. Notate. Practice with six other people in class.
Continue reading 'Wicked' through scene 8.

4/6/16

IN and THROUGH: Create a crossword puzzle
Take two pieces of grid paper. Write your name on each.
In your notebook, number and write down ten words related to what we have studied in class. (For example, character names, note names, or things from our Handel worksheet)
Write down and number ten clues to go with your words.
Find a way to make a crossword key on one sheet of grid paper. For example:
O
P
H A N D E L
R
A This is your answer key. (Note: It is not displaying properly on Fusion. The words should intersect at the 'E')
5. Create the same boxes without the answers on the other grid.
This is for others to figure out your puzzle.
6. When you are finished, please show it to me.
7. You may quietly be on your phones while others are working.

4/8/16

IN: Complete crossword and have it checked by the teacher.
Then:
Get a Chrome book. Go to:
worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/crossword
For the title, please fill in your name.
Fill in answers and clues.
Hit ‘Make Crossword’ at the bottom of the page.
Save as a PDF to your drive. Share it with me. Be sure to check that I received your crossword.
Notebook check - Please complete silently

IWBAT identify background music and how it helps to tell a story

Rotation 4; Week 3

3/29/16

IN: How does music help to tell a story?

  1. Think of three different genres, or styles, of movies. Write them down.

  2. Write the titles of movies you have seen that fit those genres - one movie for each genre.

  3. Think of the most important scenes in each movie. What was happening in that scene? What did the music sound like? How did the music add to the story?

  4. Draw a double (triple) bubble map to show what was the same and what was different about the music for each movie.

    IWBAT explain how music helps to tell a story.

    IWBAT read a simple rhythm correctly.

    IWBAT notate a simple rhythm correctly.
    Through: Alphabet competition - Write the alphabet on the left side of your paper. For each letter, come up with one word that has to do with music that begins with that letter.
    Read 'Wicked' and listen to soundtrack.

    3/31/16

    IN: How does music influence you?

    Think of a song you like to listen to when you are feeling upset or discouraged.

    -Write down the name and artist.

    -Write down the most meaningful lyrics for you in this piece of music.

    -How do you feel when you listen to this song?

    -Why do you think it makes you feel this way?

    -How does listening to this music help you?

    IWBAT explain how music can help tell a story

    IWBAT notate a rhythm that I hear
    Through: Practice listening to rhythms for 'Fuji' 'Honeycrisp' 'Pink Lady' 'Red Delicious' and notate.
    Read 'Wicked'

Rotation 4; Week 2
3/14/16

IWBAT compare different versions of the same song, state the differences, and articulate why I prefer one version over the other.

IWBAT read simple rhythms containing quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests by speaking and clapping.

IN: Do you try your best, or do you only do enough to get by? Why? What affect will this have later in life?

THROUGH: Compare our National Anthem sung by Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, and Take 6
Review whole notes, half notes, quarter notes (ta) and eighth notes (ti-ti)
Game with rhythms - King of the Mountain

3/16/16

IN: Please take a handout from the table and read silently.

Then answer the following questions in your notebook.(QIA)

  1. How old is ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’?

  2. What is the name of the man who wrote ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’?

  3. Where was he when he wrote it? Why was he there?

  4. Why was it so important that he saw the American flag flying?

  5. Draw a double bubble map comparing the three versions of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ we listened to last time. (Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, and Take 6)

  6. Which version did you prefer the most? Please give three reasons why you liked this version best.

    IWBAT listen to a rhythm containing quarter notes and eighth notes and be able to write what I hear.

    IWBAT explain how music can help to tell a story.
    THROUGH: Link rhythmic patterns to words:
    2 quarter notes: FU-JI
    2 eighth notes and a quarter note: Honey Crisp
    1 quarter note and two eighth notes: Pink Lady
    4 eighth notes: Red Delicious
    Choose a pattern of 4 apples. See if your neighbor can 'decode' your rhythm.
    Steady Beat Game - Tarzan the Monkey man

    Blurt check - Over 200 blurt-outs without raising hands today :(
    Reminder - Please throw gum away before class starts

    3/18/16

    IN: Please take a packet on G.F. Handel, read silently, and answer the questions at the end in your notebook, QIA.
    IWBAT explain how music can help to tell a story.

    THROUGH: Write which instruments stand for which characters in 'Peter and the Wolf' Peter - violins; Duck - oboe; Bird - flute; Cat - clarinet; Grandfather - bassoon; Huntsmen's guns - timpani (kettle drums); Wolf - French horns.
    Watch 'Peter and the Wolf'
    Play 'Tarzan the Monkey Man'
    Play 'King of the Mountain'
    Have a great Spring Break! :)

Rotation 4; Week 1
3/10/16

IWBAT compare different versions of the same song, explain what is similar and what is different, and why I prefer a certain version better than another.

IN: Are you a leader of a follower? Explain. Is one better than the other?

Through:
Sign agreements made last class.

Compare 'Feeling Good' by Nina Simone, Muse, and Michael Buble

HW: Sign up for this page
3/8/16

IWBAT compare different versions of the same song, explain what is similar and what is different, and why I prefer a certain version better than another.

IN: What is one style of music you like to listen to? Why?
What is one style you don't listen to but you'd like to learn more about? Why?

Through: What agreements need to be in place for us to have a successful learning environment? What are some possible consequences?

Compare Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell, Amy Grant, and Counting Crows
Rotation 3; Week 7
2/16/16

IWBAT use rhythms to find my way around a map.

IN: What do you most hope to gain from being in this class?

2/18/16
Courage retreat - no class
Rotation 3; Week 6
2/8/16

IWBAT listen to a rhythm and notate it correctly

IN: Have you ever 'put your foot in your mouth'? What did you say? How did the other person react? Has anyone ever said anything to you that came out all wrong?

2/10/16

IWBAT use rhythms to find my way around a map.
IN: If your life had a theme song, what would it be and why?
Rotation 3; Week 5
2/2/16
Snow day!

2/4/16
Sosin out.
IN: Should music remain in the seventh grade rotational wheel? Why or why not?
Through: Continue working on stories
Rotation 3; Week 4
1/25/16

IWBAT identify how music helps tell a story

IWBAT listen to a simple rhythm and identify what rhythm it is

IN: Who is your hero in real life? Why?

Through: Read 'Wicked'
Identfiy simple rhythms played on a wood block by repeating using 'ta' and 'ti-ti'

1/27/16

IWBAT listen to a rhythm and decode the meaning as demonstrated by finding the way around a map.

IN: Do you try you best or only do enough to get by? How do you think this will affect you in life?

Through: Practice moving around the map with the following rhythms:
Go Straight - two quarter notes
To the Left - two eighth notes and a quarter note
Now Right Turn - one quarter note and two eighth notes

1/29/16

IWBAT listen to a rhythm and decode the meaning as demonstrated by finding the correct place on my map.
IN: How does music influence society and culture? Please explain (not just list) at least two ways music can influence a culture.

Through: Work in groups and come up with a basic outline for your story.
Roation 3; Week 3
1/19/16

IWBAT explain how music helps tell a story

IN: What is your favorite movie? How does music help to tell the story? Please give specific examples of scenes where music plays an important role.



Through: Read and act out 'Wicked' Watch 'What is this Feeling?' and 'Dancing Through Life' from the musical.

Compare 'Your Song.' Elton John vs. Ellie Goulding

1/21/16

IWBAT compare and contrast different versions of a song and explain why I prefer one version more.

IN: If you knew Elphaba and Galinda, how would you help them overcome their differences and become friends?

Through: Compare 'In the Pines' aka 'Black Girl' aka 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night'

Lead Belly 1940s folk
Bill Monroe 1952 bluegrass
The Four Pennies 1964 60's pop
Nirvana 1993 grunge

Notebooks due Friday, Jan 29!

Rotation 3; Week 2
1.12.16

IWBAT compare and contrast different versions of the same song and explain why I prefer one.

IN: What is your favorite style of music to listen to? Why? What is one style of music you don't generally listen to, but you'd like to learn more about? Why?

Through: Compare 'BIG YELLOW TAXI' Joni Mitchell Amy Grant Counting Crows
What song vs. cover would you like to compare?


1.14.16

IWBAT same

IN: What do you do when you see someone being bullied? Why? What should you do?

THROUGH: Compare 'AMAZING GRACE' BYU - choral, a cappella; Alan Jackson - male, country; Cherokee flute - instrumental; Memorial Day tribute - bagpipes

Rotation 3; Week 1
1/6/16
IN: What agreements need to be in place in order for us to have the most successful learning environment?
What are appropriate consequences when these agreements are not followed?
IWBAT state how music can help to tell a story

THROUGH: Read and act out 'Wicked'; listen to the music of 'Wicked'

OUT: Name game

HW: Sign up for Fusion Page

1/8/16

IWBAT compare different versions of a song, state the differences, and explain why I prefer one over the other.
IN: 'Music can change the world because it can change people' -Bono
Do you agree or disagree? Why?

THROUGH: Compare 'Feeling Good' Nina Simone - 1965; Muse - 2001; Michael Buble - 2005

OUT: Steady beat game - 'Tarzan the Monkey Man'
Rotation 2; Week 4
11/9

IWBAT listen to a simple rhythm and identify what it is

IN: Who is your hero in real life? Why


THROUGH: Go Straight - two quarter notes
To the left - two eight notes, one quarter note
Now right turn - one quarter note, two eighth notes
Turn around now - four eighth notes

11/11
IWBAT listen to a rhythm and decode the meaning as demonstrated by finding the correct place on a map
IN: How does music influence society and culture? Please explain (not just list) three ways.

THROUGH: Begin writing story

11/13
IWBAT use rhythms creatively to tell a story
IN: If your life had a theme song, what would it be and why?

THROUGH: Continue writing stories
Rotation 2; Week 3
11/2 (substitute; no IN)

11/4

IWBAT read rhythms containing quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests
IN: What do you most hope to gain or take away from this class?

THROUGH: Royal Lorde 2014 vs. Foil Wierd Al
Rotation 2; Week 2
10/27/15

IWBAT identify how music can help tell a story.

IWBAT compare different versions of the same song and explain why I prefer one over the other.

IN: What is your favorite song or musical composition to listen to? Include the artist and title.

What is it about this piece of music that you enjoy? Be specific.

THROUGH: What I Like About You
The Romantics 1980 Suicide Machines 1999 5SOS 2104



10/29/15

IWBAT compare different versions of the same song, state the differences, and articulate why I prefer one version over the other.

IN: Think of a time you felt misjudged like Elphaba. What happened? How did you respond?

THROUGH: Please Don't Go
KC and the Sunshine Band 1979 KWS 1992 Basshunter 2008

Rotation 2; Week 1
Check the announcements if you have missed any classes to make up 'IN's and be sure to know what we are doing in class!

10/21/15

IWBAT: Compare different versions of the same song, state the differences, and explain why I prefer one version over the other.

IN: What agreements need to be in place in order for us to have the most successful learning environment?
What are appropriate consequences when these agreements are not followed?

THROUGH: Compare BIG YELLOW TAXI versions:
Joni Mitchell 1970 Amy Grant 1995 Counting Crows 2002

FEELING GOOD
Nina Simone 1965 Muse 2001 Michael Buble 2005

10/23/15

IWBAT: Compare different versions of the same song, state the differences, and explain why I prefer one version over the other.
IWBAT: Say and clap rhythms containing quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests.

IN: 'Music can change the world because it can change people.'
- Bono

Do you agree or disagree? Why?


THROUGH: Compare NATIONAL ANTHEM

Whitney Houston 1991 Take 6 2006
Welcome to seventh grade music!
Welcome to the music section of the seventh grade rotational wheel!
My goal is to help students become better musicians through engaging activities. That is why fifty percent of a student's grade in this class is participation. We learn best by doing. The other fifty percent will be summative assessments and notebook work.
Please let me know if you have any questions! :)

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