Welcome to Elementary Music!
The Elementary Music Curriculum is based on state standards and grade level expectations (GLE’s), for example, playing, clapping walking to a steady beat (1st grade/ Kindergarten GLE), or perform a syncopated rhythm on a rhythmic instrument (4th, 5th grade GLE). There are virtually no written assignments or homework that figure in elementary music grades. As many of you know I teach within a philosophy called Orff Schulwerk, which is a dynamic, active approach to music education. We learn music through doing activities, not reading or filling out worksheets. The activities performed in class are directly related to the standards and the GLE’s. The activities within any given lesson are expressly designed to meet the GLE’s for that class or specific unit.
Michael Roberts Bio
Michael Roberts is currently in residence at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School within the Department of Education at the University of Florida. Michael teaches children and undergraduates the joy of music, movement, and improvisation through sequential/ developmental scaffold pedagogy. He leads workshops for Orff Chapters throughout the U.S. and provides sessions for state and international music education conferences including AOSA and NAfME. Mr. Roberts is National Board Certified in early childhood music education and Master level Orff Schulwerk pedagogy.
BIG OPPORTUNITY !
Don’t Be LEFT OUT !
Elementary Spring Musical TIME AT P.K. YONGE!!!
The month of May is full of great student events at P.K.Yonge, get it started with the P.K. Yonge Elementary Spring Musical! Broadway on P.K. is NEXT WEEK, MAY 2ND AT 6:00 P.M. Come see student demonstrations by all grade levels, Kindergarten through 5th grade at the P.K. Yonge Elementary Spring Music Celebration. ALL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.
All P.K. Yonge elementary students are welcome to participate at the ELEMENTARY MUSIC SPRING CONCERT on Thursday, May 2nd. The starting time is 6:00 p.m. Student report time is 5:30.
Each school community has at least two songs dedicated:
All Cast: Circle of Life
K/1: Mickey Mouse Mash Up / Hakuna Matata
2/3: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious / Love Is A Open Door
4/5: We’re All In This Together / My Shot
Chorus will have selected songs and the program will close with a Reprise of Circle of Life with Instrumental and Drum Accompaniment.
All grade levels are invited to participate in music and movement demonstrations and performances.
To that end, I have designed the expo so that each student MAY PICK AND CHOOSE EACH ACTIVITY THEY WISH TO PARTICIPATE. Students will exit and enter the stage as they are called to the stage from the audience.
Concert Dress: All students are invited to come perform in costume as their Favorite Character from the Disney selections. Students are welcome to dress as characters from: Mickey or Minnie Mouse, Lion King, Mary Poppins, Frozen, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Hamilton, or High School Musical. Students that do not wish to dress “in character” may wear black pants or leggings and a P.K. Yonge T-Shirt. The goal is to make it easy for families and create great visuals on-stage for your family pictures.
A Disney Standee will be located in the PAC lobby for more great family pictures.
THERE IS NO PERMISSION SLIP OR FORM TO FILL OUT for any student to participate. The ONLY requirement for any students to participate is that they attend the rehearsal the day before the show on May 1st. and then attend with their family on May 2nd. The rehearsal on May 1st will be from 12:45 to 2:00 in the PAC. Students attending the rehearsal can be picked up on the circle at 2:00 and walk to after school at 2:00 after the rehearsal.
The show is Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00, all cast members (performers are asked to report at 5:30.
Can’t wait to see you at the P.K. Yonge Elementary Spring Show : “Broadway on P.K.”
THURSDAY, MAY 2ND 5:30 report time, 6:00 SHOW TIME. (WED. MAY 1ST REHEARSAL, 12:45-2:00)
Contact Mr. Roberts or refer to the elementary music P.K.Y. fusion page for more information. email@example.com