Welcome to May Music Blog Spot!!!

I'm glad you decided to stop by and see what's happening in Room 109. Come back often to see updates, lessons for the week, check for music wesite links, or leave a message. Thanks for joining the May Music Blog Spot.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


       Just what you have been waiting for---
           Thursday, December 22, 2011
            Register through comments
        First workshop:  9:00am - 10:30am  
      Second workshop: 10:30am - 12 noon   
                30 spaces per workshop
         Limited spaces - sign up today

You must bring your pictures, display board, and written information

$1.00 deposit is required to complete your registration - it will be returned at the workshop

Monday, December 5, 2011


Complete your "ALL About Music"page during Winter Break. It's worth 500 points.  You might want to check out these websites to help you -



Use the information from your "All About Music" page to create your Mozart Board!!  Look to the right and click on Mozart Story to hear  information about a great composer.  

Your "All About Music" pages and Mozart presentation boards are due January 13, 2012.


On January 26, 2012 May Academy students will be going to the Civic Opera House of Chicago to see "The Magic Flute", composed by Mozart.  Will you be one of those selected to attend?

Presentation Board Checklist

You board must contain the following:
                   Pictures of Mozart and his family
                   Pictures of the instrument you write about
                   Pictures related to your timeline
                   Written information about Mozart's life
                   Written information about an instrument that Mozart played or
                         an instrument he composed music for
                   A timeline of Mozart's life


Mozart Presentation Board Sample

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dancing in Room 109

Watch 202 "Goin' Down the Railroad!"
What is your favorite dance?
Video it with your ipad.....I did!

Monday, October 24, 2011

May Students Create 4-beat Measures

Check out the measures created by Room 201     Click Here

Measures created using "Show Me", an iPad Application!
How are you using "Show Me" in your classrom?

We're Going To The Opera

We learned some new words.  Post a definition.
Students from 201 posting to the blog!

Students from 202 are using their ipads to post definitions!

Entrance Slip for 203 and 204

Thanks for the great comments about Wednesday's African Drumming.  Post one thing you learned!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Just what you have been waiting for.  The recorders are in for Rooms 212 and 214.  We will begin right away when we return from intercession. You will learning the parts of, care of, and how to blow the recorder. We will be making music from poetry all week long.
We will be using the Angel Halo Soprano Recorder by Peripole.  Which one of you will the the first to earn a White Belt?

Have you heard?

West African Drumming will start immediately after intercession.  Yes, Taylor will be back on Wednesday. So 203 and 204 get ready! Get out those iPads and look up the countries in West Africa. Start to research the names of the drums and other instruments. What can you tell us about Mali, Senegal, or Guinea?