Kindergartners learned to play the woodblock, hand drum, and triangle.They played “Instrument Game” identifying the instruments by their sound. Students created their own lyrics to a song about the instruments.
Second graders notated “Garden Song” using quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests. They partnered up to perform the song with a friend by clapping and speaking.
Second graders also moved to show forte and piano dynamics in “Gavotte Fantastique.” Students used larger movements for loud (forte) and smaller movements to show quiet (piano.)
Third graders sang “Egy Uveg Alma,” a Hungarian song about counting apples. They had fun playing a game to “Apple Tree” using their speaking or whispering voices. In the game, one student moves around the circle dropping “apples” to the beat, while another student stands in the center signaling the voice to use when speaking the poem “Apple Tree.”
Fourth graders moved to show 4/4 meter by patting and clapping 4-beat patterns in “Hush Little Baby,” a duet by Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin. They also performed rhythm patterns containing half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests on rhythm sticks in the speech piece “A Journey”.
Kindergarten students learned about the violin. They had fun listening to the violin, watching a video performance of the violin, and coloring the different parts of the violin.
First graders enjoyed making loud and soft sounds on instruments like wood blocks and triangles.
Fourth graders performed “Grandma’s Feather Bed” as a group folk dance keeping the steady beat.
Congratulations to Lily and Isabella on their Harvest Fest Talent Show performances! I was so proud of their musicality, poise, and courage on stage!
Kindergartners enjoyed playing the beat on the tubano drum!
Second graders had fun getting outside and playing “Sheep in the Meadow,” a jump-rope rhyme game where they moved to the beat and jumped into the circle on their birthday month.
Third, fourth, and fifth graders reflected on learning in Google Classroom on their ChromeBooks.
These AWESOME fourth and fifth graders attended an optional morning rehearsal for the Harvest Fest concert before school. What great dedication and effort!¬†
WHO: 4th & 5th graders
WHAT: Harvest Fest Finale Concert “Mr. Johnson’s Jukebox”
WHEN: Sunday, September 24th, at 4:45 p.m. (students should arrive by 4:35 p.m.)
WHERE: Geneseo City Downtown Park (HS in the event of rain)
DRESS: Casual and for the weather; Jeans, tennis shoes, and a plain colored shirt; Wear sunglasses; Avoid writing on¬†shirts.
OTHER: Millikin students will stand together in the bleachers to the left of the band shell. Earlier in the afternoon, families are invited to attend the festival for food, activities, a raffle, and choral performances by the MS and HS. The Talent Show starts at 3:00 p.m. Please consider sending a note or email if your child is unable to attend.
Over the Rainbow
Everybody Rejoice w/ Cuts
I Am Your Child Accompaniment
Turn, Turn, Turn Accompaniment
4th and 5th graders will be performing at the Harvest Fest concert on Sunday, September 24th. The Harvest Time Music Festival is organized by GPAC parents (Geneseo Performing Arts Council) and it’s their biggest fundraiser of the year! Funds will support 6th ‚Äì 12th grade band, choir, speech, and theater programs. GPAC also provides funds for the elementary choral music libraries.
It takes over 200 volunteers to make Harvest Fest a success! Please consider volunteering for a few hours. As a thank you for your help and support by volunteering on Saturday or Sunday, you will receive free entry into the Maple Leaf Marching Band Classic on Saturday.
You can volunteer by clicking on this link.¬†http://signup.com/go/LdOuoxs
Feel free to call Valerie Plumley at 309-507-0235 with questions.
Thank you for considering!
Congratulations to Isabella and Lily who were chosen to perform at the Harvest Fest Talent Show on Sunday, September 24th at 3:00 p.m! Millikin is so proud of you!