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Norma Quintero

Music Teacher

"A School Without Music Is Like A Body Without A Soul" 


St. John Bosco

nquintero@unitedday.org

Thank you to all for a great year. Have an awesome summer. Below you will find projects to do for the summer.



How to make a puppet ideas. Copy and paste

http://www.sewpin.com/puppets.html

https://youtu.be/rbbzfIJov_s

PP3-5th grade are having an awesome time with the Boomwhackers. They are playing melodies and reading rhythms as well as using thier motor skills, which especially helps the little ones. If you would like to order a set for your child to have at home, below is the link. I have had several parents ask me about them so I thought I would share. Please copy and paste on browser.


https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dmi&field-keywords=boomwhackers+with+case


Cinderella 7th grade play: Wednesday, March 21. School performance was awesome! Congratulation to all the 7th graders for a fabulous job!



Cinderella tracks

https://goo.gl/w3z3gp

 

Enjoy this Disney medley (copy and paste to browser)

https://youtu.be/lB4CAMe-C1M


Welcome back for a musically awesome 2018 year! 

Seventh graders are working on the production of Rodgers and Hammerstien's Cinderella.

 

"Watch Me Whip" tutorial

https://youtu.be/77norC0VakM


7th grade here is the Cinderella script.

Cinderella Script



Patriot Voices November 21-2017

The choir was suppose to perform during a school celebration funtion, but the funtion has been postoned.

We will have practice this Wednesday.


Mary Poppins

https://youtu.be/rIP311P29Vg


Willy Wonka Jr. songs

https://youtu.be/tqfb2kGx52I?list=PLbO89mtGjF2FobcQGyYi-A80WYSa2Ijlw


Instrumentals

https://youtu.be/_JltiUtaaJU?list=PLviKsWMhRBt3VDTQ5kv0V9StJy9X0D7tJ


Frozen play 8th grade will be following.

https://youtu.be/cXY_rrnBkWw

 

Click Here for script      Ignore the Chinese pages.

 

Sept. 22. Copy the https: address and paste it on the address bar

Second through 5th graders started learning and playing the recorders. The music department has issued a recorder to all these students at no cost. If a recorder is lost, the student may purchase one for $5.00 through the school. I am super excited to see the progress we are making in learning to read notes and rhythms on the staff as well as proper breathing and seating techniques.

Rhythms 

https://youtu.be/bHTstUefUq0

Learning the notes on the Treble Cleff

https://youtu.be/le10tF_3YWg


Recorder basics for new students notes B, A, G

https://youtu.be/CkHMfEA4CF8


Recorder notes C and D

https://youtu.be/X-TtjllbuTI


Recorder notes E and low D

https://youtu.be/2BRYtn8regA


Aug. 24, 2017: Recorders have been ordered for students from 2nd through 5th at no cost to the parents. Please keep the older recorders at home in case the new one gets lots. We will begin using them after Grandparents  Day.

Welcome back to another fantastic journey. I am looking forward to teaching P3-7th grade music. I will also teach P3-Kinder Spanish and 7th grade Theatre.  I can't wait to meet all my new students and reunite with my former ones. Our journey will be a beautiful one filled with adventure, music, and life lessons. Let us walk together through the yellow brick road we know as UDS.


What to expect for 2017-2018 Music/Theatre 6th and 7th grade 

Sixth and 7th grade students are studying the History of American Pop Music. Part of the class requires to watch and discuss the following types of videos or documentaries while the student writes down facts: biographies of the groups related to the decade and genre we are studying; songs performed by the artists; documentaries on related topics and how they relate to our social, political, and cultural world around us. Videos and PBS documentaries are not random and add a lot of visual and interest to the topics, groups, and genres being discussed. They are a good representation of the different styles and movements outlined in the text we use. I also provide additional information from an array of books from my personal library that I have used at the University level for many years while teaching this class. The visual aspect of the class provides interesting insights and information that can assist in the understanding of the music and the recording artists. Recordings by these artists and producers should be included in a comprehensive classroom presentation.

The History of Rock and Roll also details the most important rock styles, how they evolved, and their important artists, as well as a listing of key recordings in each. The text and videos also contain biographical information on recording artists, composers, producers, DJs, record executives, and other figures relevant to the history of the music. It is my hope that any interested student of the music will find the text and visuals to provide a wealth of information that will nurture an understanding of the music and its place in our cultural fabric.

 

 American Popular Music

Think Rock, Dettmar, 2011, Prentice Hall Pub./Teacher resources

Course Description: A listening survey course, with a chronological approach, covering the years 1950 to the present. Emphasis will be on both the music and the sociological climate, focusing on cultural and environmental factors, reflected and advocated by the music.

Course Content: The course will examine rock music from its roots to its appearance in the 1950s to its evolution throughout the 20th century. A main focus of the course will be the cultural aspects reflected in and affected by this popular music.

Course Objectives:

1.       To gain an understanding and appreciation for rock music.

2.       To gain an understanding of the social environment of each era of rock music.

3.       To gain an understanding of the causes of the changes in rock music.

4.       To gain an understanding of the cultural issues dealing with rock music.

5.       To gain an understanding of the effect of rock music on culture.

6.       To learn about pivotal rock artists, groups, composers, and related individuals in the industry.

Course Specific Competencies: To recognize the impact of decisive ideas and events in human heritage.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

1.       Demonstrate knowledge of representative individuals and groups in the rock music industry.

2.       Demonstrate knowledge of the various styles of rock music from the 1950s through the 1990s.

3.       Demonstrate knowledge of the key performers/composers of rock music.

4.       Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural issues that are reflected in and changed by rock music.

General Education Competencies: Through this course students will acquire and develop abilities in the following areas:

1.       Writing: to communicate effectively using standard written English.

Assessment: variety of written assignments including unit assignments, reports, and essays.

2.       Reading: to analyze, summarize, and interpret a variety of reading materials.

Assessment: reading assignments from text and other required sources.

3.       Integrated learning: Rock music will be studied in light of social and political events and trends, and the impact of these on rock music development.

4.       A goal of this course is to understand the inherent value and role of a particular rock style even when it differs from personal taste.

Syllabus 

Overview of Class and Chapter 1: The Prehistory of Rock and Roll (Tin Pan Alley composers)

 Continue with Tin Pan Alley composers

Tin Pan Alley composers

Tin Pan Alley overview and Test 1 Chapter 1 and teacher notes

Chapter 2: The “Birth” of Rock and Roll (Louis Armstrong and Big Band) side notes

Chapter 3: The Establishment Strikes Back

Review for Test 2: Chapter 2 and 3

Chapter 4: American Bandstand, Teen Idols, and Race Lines

Chapter 5: Changin’ Times

Chapter 6: The British Invasion

Chapter 7: The Summer of Love and Psychedelic Rock

Review (Test 3: Chapter 4, 5, 6, 7)

Chapter 8: Sirens, Soul Singers, and Sellouts

Chapter 9: Disco, (Eagles/Carpenters/ side notes)

Latin Music Crosses over (Book and Teacher notes)

(Test 4: Chapter 8 and 9 plus side notes: Eagles, Carpenters, Latin)

Chapter 10: New Wave & Synth Pop

Chapter 11: Alternative Rock (1982-1987)

Chapter 12: American Punk: the Second Wave (1987-1994)

Chapter 13: Hip –Hop and rap (1973-)

Chapter 14: Smooth Sounds, Slick Packaging: the persistence of Pop (1994-)

Chapter 15: Hyphenated-Rock & Explorations of the Postmodern Self (1994-)

Chapter 16: Remix Culture

 There will be 10 points off each day an assignment or project is late.


Spanish: PP3; Pre-Kinder; Kinder

Ms. N. Quintero

This curriculum is based on a lot of educational videos provided by the school-adopted company, Languagenut. 

First-Nine-Weeks

Unit 1: About Me (Green Coded Sections)

1.1  Me

1.2  Greetings

1.3  Numbers 1-10

1.4  How Old Are You

1.5  Family Members

1.6 Languages

 

Second-Nine-Weeks

Unit 2: Hobbies and Pets

          2.1 Useful Phrases

          2.2 Numbers 11-20

          2.3 I Like to Play

          2.4 In the Playground

          2.5 Hobbies

          2.6 Pets

 

Third-Nine-Weeks

Unit 4: How I Look

          4.1 Body Parts

          4.2 My Face

          4.3 Describing Myself

          4.4 Describing Other People

          4.5 More Body Parts

          4.6 Days of the Week

 

Fourth-Nine-Weeks

Unit 5: Animals, Colors, and Sizes

        5.1 More about Pets

        5.2 Farm Animals

5.3 Zoo Animals

5.4 Animals in Nature

5.5 Colors

5.6 Sizes