Archive 3 2014

PREP 2014

In term four, the preps are learning about animals that hibernate. They wrote a song about some of these animals. The song is called The Hibernate Song. Here are the lyrics to the song.

THE HIBERNATE SONG

There are animals that hibernate.

Bears, bats and snakes they get up late.

Turtles and fish and hedgehogs and bees,

They sleep forever and don’t pay fees!

 

 

 

 

On Friday the 5th of September, the Preps went to Yarra Valley Grammar and rehearsed and performed The Jungle Book Kids. They entered and exited the stage 6 times and did it right every time! The preps were the best baby elephants EVER!!

This is how the Preps feel about their performance on the stage:
Nexus: My favourite part was when everyone tired up Shere Khan and threw fruit at her. I felt excited and proud of my performance.
Bailey: My favourite part was when everyone threw the fruit. I felt happy and excited and proud. I was a good elephant

Connor: My favourite part was when everyone got Shere Khan. I felt happy and excited.

Bianca: My favourite wThat’s What Friends are For and the bows and when we sang. I felt happy and proud of myself

Lucia: My favourite part was when I sang King Louie’s song and I really liked how we sang That’s What Friends are For. I felt surprised and happy.

Quinn: My favourite part was when Shere Khan got tired up and people were throwing fruit at her. I felt happy and surprised because I saw loads and loads and loads of people.

Quinton: My favourite part was when Mr Carr was at the end of the elephant line. I felt happy.

Darcy: My favourite part was singing Hup Two Three Four. I felt happy because it was fun and awesome.

 

During Term 3, the awesome Preps have been learning the melody and lyrics for Colonel Hathi’s March, That’s What Friends Are For and The Bare Necessities. The Preps are also learning how and where to move in the performance space.

 

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This is how the Preps feel about their performance skills:
Nexus: I got better at singing and acting
Bailey: I am getting better at marching behind Luke and going “Hup two three four”
Connor: I am getting better at marching with the music
Bianca: I am getting better at acting the story out and singing all the right lyrics
Lucia: I am getting better at learning the music and doing the actions and knowing P side and OP side of the stage.
Quinn: I am getting better at Colonel Hathi’s March and acting out the story
Marisa: I am getting better at dancing and singing the right lyrics
Darcy: I am getting better at marching and singing

While viewing the DVD of Disney’s the Jungle Book, the preps were learning about the different characters and the different feelings the characters show with their face and their bodies. Students shared the observations when they saw a character show a feeling.
Lucia: Bagheera, the Panther, showed a feeling of shock when he saw the baby Mowgli.
Bianca: Bagheera, the Panther, showed a feeling of happy when he put the baby Mowgli with the wolf family.
Nexus : The mummy wolf showed being happy because she loves the baby Mowgli.
Quinn: The daddy wolf showed feeling happy because he has a new baby named Mowgli.
Hamish: The daddy wolf shows a feeling of being sad because he doesn’t want Mowgli to leave the jungle.
Quinton: Mowgli shows a feeling of being sad because he doesnt want to leave the
jungle.
Bailey: Mowgli shows a feeling of being sleepy because Kaa the snake is hynotizing him.
Marisa: Bagheera the panther is frightened because Kaa the snake is just about to eat Mowgli
Darcy: Mowgli shows a feeling of being grumpy with his face and body because he doesn’t want to leave the jungle

When the music is fast I feel
….when it’s slow I feel…
Quinton….happy….tired
Darcy…great…worried
Marisa….happy….sad
Hamish…happy….sad
Bianca….excited….sleepy
Lucia….excited…sleepy
Bailey…awesome….only a little bit excite4d
Nexus…happy….worried
Quinn…great….sad

TEMPO!!!! Fast and Slow

 

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LYRICS 

 

OUR FAVOURITE MUSIC

McCAINN           absent
QUINTON          Animal Songs
DARCY              Katy Perry Roar
HAMISH           Collingwood Theme Song
MARISA            One Direction Music
LUCIA RACO    Elvis Presley
BIANCA            The Music when the creepers explode in Mine Craft
BAILEY             Twinkle Twinkle
QUINN              Jazz
NEXUS              Twinkle Twinkle

1/2CG
Welcome to your Performing Arts 2014 Blog page Grade One Two!

 

Term Three…. getting ready for Disney’s Jungle Book Kids..

TRUST IN ME – 1/2s to sing the lyrics in CAPITAL LETTERS
Byt don’t you understand? I don’t want to hurt you! I just want to give you a big hug! Ssss! Ah..Mmmm….Trust in me.. TRUST TRUST.. just in me…JUST JUST.. shut your eyes ..SHUT YOUR EYES and trust in me….TRUSSSSST. You can sleep….SLEEP SLEEP safe and sound….SHHHH…. knowing I …KNOWING I AM AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND…….SLIP INTO SILENT SLUMBER, SAIL ON A SILVER MIDST, SLOWLY AND SURELY YOUR SENSES WILL CEASE TO RESIST…SHHHH ….Sorry….Oh!….Oohh!….Yum!…Trust in me…TRUST TRUST….just in me…JUST JUST….shut you eyes …SHUT YOUR EYES AND TRUST IN – TRUST IN ME, JUST IN ME….TRUST…IN…ME!

During Term One the Grade 1/2s have been learning about Crotchets, Crotchet rests and quavers.

Here are some of their learning statements:

Giancarlo: WALT watch Mrs Weston to keep the right tempo.

Bianca:  have soft and loud volume

Giesele  make the sounds the right volume

Matthew WALT use the right volume by watching Mrs Weston’s hand go up and down

Otilia: WALT make titi and ta at the right tempo

Rachel: WALT do the tempo and the volume at the same time by watching Mrs Weston conduct with two hands

Harry WALT concentrate on quavers and crotchets

Sabrina: WALT make our hands be instruments

Antonio: WALT to get at crotchet rests

Issac: WALT play instruments that are part of our body.

Talia: WALT try and make better sounds using tempo and volume

Elissa: WALT play crotchets with the right beat

Daniel WALT use body percussion as instruments

Lucy: WALT play crotchets and quavers at the same time. The Grade Ones played the crotchets and the Grade Twos played the quavers.

India: WALT to the beat with our hands

Joshua R: WALT clap quavers with the right beat.

Sebastian  WALT crotchet rests with the beat

Ashton: WALT keep the beat

Momo WALT doing silent crotchet rests

Neve WALT keep the beat by watching Mrs Weston’s hand conducting

Tiana:WALT keep the beat by watching Mrs Weston conduct.

Charlie: WALT watch Mrs Weston conduct and we clapped quavers

Bianca B WALT keep the beat with our hands

Joshua P WALT  crotchet rests with the beat

Nick WALT clap quavers with different volume with our hands and clap softer and louder

Sarah WALT use body percussion clap crotchets and quavers

Andre WALT keep the beat by counting in groups of four

 

 

1/2L
Welcome to your Performing Arts Blog page Grade One Two!

In Term One the Grade 1/2s have been learning about Crotchets, quavers and Crochet Rests.

Here are some of their learning statements

Sabina: WALT clap a beat loud and soft.

Max: WALT clap and count titi and ta at the same time

Hannah: WALT keep the clapping in the same tempo

Christian: WALT clap a quaver and a crotchet

Sophie: WALT clap ta and titi at the same time.

Olivia: WALT clap crotchets and quavers with  different rhythm

Imogen: WALT to clap the rhythm of titi and ta

Christen: WALT keep the speed of the beat at the same time

Dakotah-Jai WALT about the beat of the music

Mieke: WALT change the volume to louder and softer

Angus : Clap crotchets and clap faster

Lara F: WALT make sure we stop at the same time

Lara: WALT we are learning to keep the beat at the same time

Helena: WALT clap crotchets and quavers at the same time and count in our head

Alex: WALT clap titi at the same time

Joshua: WALT  clap the right beat

Kirsten, : clap crotchets and quavers

Kane: WALT clap and count in groups of 4 in our head

Jeslyn: WALT clap crotchets and quavers and make them sound softer and louder

Connor: WALT clap crotchets and quavers at the same time

Anson, Patryk: WALT change the volume when Mrs Weston’s hand goes up and down

George: WALT clap when Mrs Weston is using her hands to conduct us.

Isabelle: WALT clap ta and titi at the same time

3/4G
Welcome to your Performing Arts Blog page Grade Three Four!

In Term Two you have been becoming very familiar with the story and characters of The Jungle Book.
With a partner please complete these tasks:
1. Choose two characters from the story and describe their character traits.
2. List two or three values that you believe are important parts of the Jungle Book Story.

Post your response at the bottom of this page. 

 

 

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During Term One you have been exploring and creating music using Garage Band on the Macs and iPads. So that I may have a better understanding of how Garage Band has assisted you with your learning, write and complete these two sentences in the text box below.

1. Garage Band has helped me to better understand musical concepts because………


2. When I create with Garage Band I feel………..because…….

3/4PC

Welcome to your Performing Arts Blog page Grade Three Four!

In Term Two you have been becoming very familiar with the story and characters of The Jungle Book.
With a partner please complete these tasks:
1. Choose two characters from the story and describe their character traits.
2. List two or three values that you believe are important parts of the Jungle Book Story.

Post your response at the bottom of this page. 

 

WE LOVE GARAGE BAND!!!!

 

34PC learning together

34PC learning from each other

 

34PC in studio

34PC

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During Term One you have been exploring and creating music using Garage Band on the Macs and iPads. So that I may have a better understanding of how Garage Band has assisted you with your learning, write and complete these two sentences in the text box below.

1. Garage Band has helped me to better understand musical concepts because………


2. When I create with Garage Band I feel………..because…….

5/6S
Welcome to your Performing Arts Blog page Grade Three Four!

In Term Two you have been becoming very familiar with the story and characters of The Jungle Book.
With a partner please complete these tasks:
1. Choose two characters from the story and describe their character traits.
2. List two or three values that you believe are important parts of the Jungle Book Story.

Post your response at the bottom of this page. 

 

WE LOVE GARAGE BAND!!!!

 

34PC learning together

34PC learning from each other

 

34PC in studio

34PC

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During Term One you have been exploring and creating music using Garage Band on the Macs and iPads. So that I may have a better understanding of how Garage Band has assisted you with your learning, write and complete these two sentences in the text box below.

1. Garage Band has helped me to better understand musical concepts because………


2. When I create with Garage Band I feel………..because…….

5/6T
Welcome to your Performing Arts Blog page Grade Five Six!

 

JUNGLE BOOK  support

LYRICS FOR ‘5/6 Jungle’ cast – That’s What Friends Are For

That’s What Friends Are For

WHen you’re alone, who comes around to pluck you up when you are down?
And when you’re outside looking in, who’s there to open the door?
That’s what friends are for!
And when you’re lost AND WHEN YOU’RE LOST
In dire need, who’s at your side WHO’S AT YOUR SIDE at lightning speed? LIGHTNING SPEED?
We’re friends with every creature comin’ down the pike. In fact, we’ve never met a man cub that we didn’t like.

So you can see SO YOU CAN SEE, we’re friends in need

WE’RE FRIENDS IN NEED and friends in need AND FRIENDS IN NEED

are friends in deed ARE FRIENDS IN DEED. We’ll keep you safe in the jungle forever more…..

(SHERE KHAN) that’s what friends are for. Roar!)

 

 

In Term Two you have been becoming very familiar with the story and characters of The Jungle Book.
With a partner please complete these tasks:
1. Choose two characters from the story and describe their character traits.
2. List two or three values that you believe are important parts of the Jungle Book Story. Give examples of moments in the story where these values are demonstrated.

Post your response at the bottom of this page. 

 

GARAGE BAND LEARNING REFLECTION

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Please answer these three questions about Garage Band.

Make sure you use complete sentences.

1. How has Garage Band improved your understanding and use of musical concepts? These concepts include Beat(pulse), Rhythm(placement of sounds),Tempo(speed),Melody(notes at different pitch),Harmony(notes blending together),Dynamics(volume)and Composition(creation of a new piece of music)

 

2. How do you feel when you are learning about and applying your musical and creative skills using Garage Band? Please construct your answer like this:
When I create with Garage Band, I feel…….because………

 

3. How do you think we can improve how we use Garage Band in the classroom?
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