Mrs. Christa Horton
Music
Staff
662-781-1135

ABOUT THE TEACHER

 

Hi!  My name is Christa Horton!!  I am the music teacher at Lake Cormorant Elementary!  I look forward to a wonderful year with your child!!  Music is a lot of fun and a great way for students to express themselves! 

 

Education: I graduated from Mississippi College with a Music Education Degree.  I later received my masters in Secondary Education from Belhaven University. 

 

Experience: This is my 17th year of teaching music!!!!

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RESOURCES FOR HOME

This is a great resource that integrates music into curriculum to help reinforce concepts.

 https://www.suzyred.com/music.html

Here is a great resource that has free access at this time.

Username: snow     Password: 2020   

https://musicplayonline.com/ 

Epic has great music books available! I have loaded some great music books you can enjoy! Click on students and use our class code: meq0417

https://www.getepic.com/ 

MUSIC TO ENJOY

PATRIOTIC SONG OF THE WEEK

God Bless America - listen and sing along

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GflOa05HmCY

MEET A COMPOSER MONDAY

Antonio Vivaldi - Wikipedia

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and Roman Catholic priest. Born in Venice on March 4, 1678 and July 28, 1741.  He is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. 

With a little chill in the air... let's listen to one of his famous pieces called The Four Seasons (Winter).  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgbkvaLy3Lg

TERRIFIC MOVEMENT TUESDAY 

Review the composer you learned about yesterday, Vivaldi! Let's get moving!  Find a scarf,  pillowcase or ribbon (anything you can move loosely in the air).  Move it all around in the air to the music.  Try moving it high in the air when you hear high notes and low to the ground when you hear low notes.  The sky is the limit.. have fun!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgbkvaLy3Lg

WORK IT OUT WEDNESDAY

We love to move in music!  Here's some fun music you can move to at home!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JvkWXBY2eY

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

As of right now, our 2nd grade program, Goin' Buggy, is canceled.  


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OTHER FUN IDEAS

- Create a dance to a favorite song or recorded music

- Clap, pat or tap a stead beat to a song

- Sing a song you learned in music class to a friend or family       member

- Listen to your favorite song.  Describe what you hear using music   words such as loud/quiet, high sounds/low sounds.  Older   students can use terms like forte/pianissimo

- LIsten to a piece of music.  Draw what you hear.

- Learn and sing a new song from a movie, TV show or video game. 

- March, hop, skip or jump keeping a steady beat to a song. 

THEORY THURSDAY

Today we are going to learn about the lines and spaces of the treble clef!   

Beth's Music Notes: Lines & Spaces

Click below to learn about the lines and spaces! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXF-AcYbv0

FUN FRIDAY

Did you know you can create instruments at home!!!  Check out how to make a maraca out of a plastic egg!  

Instructions:
  1. Pour rice into an empty plastic egg and close the egg.
  2. Tape around the seam of the egg.
  3. Place the egg between the heads of two plastic spoons, and wrap tape around it to hold the spoons in place.
  4. Tape the handles of the two spoons to hold them together.
  5. Shake your homemade maraca!

4 Multicolor Egg Maracas Shakers Music Percussion Instrument ...