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!!!!
RESOURCES FOR HOME
This is a great resource that integrates music into curriculum to help reinforce concepts.
Here is a great resource that has free access at this time.
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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
MUSIC TO ENJOY
PATRIOTIC SONG OF THE WEEK
This Land is Your Land - listen and sing along
Week of May 11th-15th
Let's learn about Aaron Copland! Listen to the selection and take the quiz at the end to see what you learned!
Channel your inner composer! Let's create on Music Chrome Lab! Create on Rhythm this week!
Let's learn some musical terms! Click below to play along!
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.
Let's learn about rhythm!!!
Materials to make a homemade rainstick:
1. Sturdy cardboard tube (tube from an aluminum foil roll works well)
3. Large, brown paper grocery bag
7. Pipe cleaners
8. Beads, rice, beans or other materials for inside rainstick
1. Paint your cardboard tube. Let it dry.
2. Cut out two circles from a large, paper grocery bag. Attach to one of the tube end with a rubberband.
3. Twist your pipe cleaners to make a spiral shape and place inside the tube. Then, fill with beans, rice or other small objects that can travel through the tube.
4. Rubber the other end shut with the circle paper and rubberband.
5. Tie some ribbon on the end for extra decoration.
6. PLAY YOUR RAINSTICK!
Enjoy your weekend!