Miss Schuessler's Music Room

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Miss Schuessler


Welcome to Washington Music!
My name is Katie Schuessler and this is my first year teaching at Washington and Mackrille Schools. I am very excited to be working with your children!

I will be updating this page once every 10 day rotation to keep you updated on what we are doing in music class.

*Thank you to everyone who came to our 3rd Grade Winter Concert!*

Pre-K - Experiencing music: Listening to different instruments, singing basic children's songs (ex. Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald, etc.). Using books to connect with music as well.
Kindergarten - 4 Voices: whisper voice, speaking voice, shouting voice, and singing voice
Rotation 1: "Apple Tree" and "Popcorn's in the Popper"
1st - Form in Music: Learning about the different ways music can be formatted and the different order the different parts can be in
Rotation 1: AB form - "Jim Along Josie"
2nd - Instrument Families - Learning about the different instruments in each of the 4 instrument families.
Rotation 1: Woodwinds
Rotation 2: Brass
Recorder: Beginning "Recorder Karate" - students will learn to play one song proficiently to earn each "belt" 
Rotation 1: Giving out white belts for "Hot Cross Buns" and beginning yellow belt song: "Gently Sleep"
Rotation 2: Continuing "Gently Sleep"
4th - Reading Music: Learning note duration, how to read the staff, and reading rhythms to be able to read music.
Rotation 1: Note Value Bingo and Snowball Fight
Rotation 2: Creating a note value chart, chair rhythms, and clapping the rhythm to pop music
Rotation 3: Note tree and "I Have, Who Has?" game and "Note War"
Rotation 4: Beginning to read notes on the staff - Boomwhacker Races

Feel free to contact me at any time at kaitlyn.schuessler@whschools.org