Thursday, October 6, 2016

4th & 5th Grade Concert

The 4th & 5th Grade students will be performing their Fall Concert on Monday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. at Brodnicki School!  We're singing songs about character education and how to be a good person in this world. There will be a special appearance by the Brodnicki Choir.  Some students will be acting!  Others will be dancing!  Come check it out!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Raising Money to Buy New Equipment for Your Music Room!

Hello, Brodnicki Friends!

We are hoping to raise some money to purchase new materials to use in our classroom, and we could use your help!  

Last week, I signed up with and applied for a grant to get new picture books, a parachute, a stretchy band and a new document camera.  If you would like to contribute to that fund, please go here:

We only need $284 more for the project to take flight.  AND, if you contribute by tomorrow night, Wednesday, October 28th, you can use the code SPARK to have use their matching funds, too!  

Can only contribute $10?  That's fine!  Use SPARK in the Promo Code box, and it turns into $20 for our classroom!  Every little bit helps!  

Know someone else who can help?  Please share the link above.  

Thank you!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) a Japanese Folk Song

Cherry tree!  Cherry tree!
Cherry blossoms everywhere!

These are cherry blossoms, which bloom in the spring.  

Sixth grade is singing a song about Cherry Blossoms for our concert (Thursday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m.).  Here are the English words and the phonetic pronunciation of the Japanese words:

Cherry tree, cherry tree!  Cherry blossoms everywhere.
Far as any eye can see.  Mist and beauty fill the air.
Lovely blossoms scent the breeze. 
Come with me, come with me!  Let us go and see!

Sakura, sakura!  Ya yo i no so ra wa.
Mi watasu kagiri. Kasu mika kumoka.
Nio izo izuru.
Iza ya, iza ya!  Mi ni yu ka N. (hum the "n")

Monday, October 5, 2015

4th Grade Recorder Orders

Attention 4th Graders!  You have the option of buying a new, translucent recorder this year!  They come in 4 colors--purple, blue, green & red.

Order forms can be found in the music room, and the orders are due by Wednesday, October 28th.  They are $6 each.  

We will start playing soon, so you must either have your 3rd grade recorder (white Yamaha) or a new one.  You may purchase more than one, if you like!  :)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This Land Is Your Land!

OK, 5th Grade!  It's time to practice for our upcoming show!  Below are the lyrics to the opening song, "This Land Is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie.  Try to memorize it--challenge yourself to sing it without looking at the lyrics!

This Land Is Your Land

This land is your land.  This land is my land.
From California to the New York island
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me!

Verse 1
As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway.
I saw below me that golden valley.
This land was made for you and me!  (Refrain)

Verse 2
I've roamed and rambled, and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts.
And all around me a voice was sounding.
This land was made for you and me!  (Refrain)

Verse 3
When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling.
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me!  (Refrain)

Here is a video of an original recording by Woody Guthrie (yes, that's him in the video):

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Rocky Mountain Song

My 5th & 6th Grade classes are learning the folk song, "Rocky Mountain," on xylophones and metallophones.  We reviewed proper playing technique and how to accompany the song.

Verse 1
Rocky Mountain, Rocky Mountain, Rocky Mountain High!
When you're on that Rocky Mountain, hang your head and cry.

          Do, do, do, do, do remember me.
          Do, do, do, do, do remember me!

Verse 2
Sunny valley, sunny valley, sunny valley low.
When you're in that sunny valley, sing it soft & slow. (Refrain)

Verse 3
Stormy ocean, stormy ocean, stormy ocean wide.
When you're on that deep blue sea, there's no place you can hide. (Refrain)

They are doing a great job with the verses, and they are playing the correct notes, too!

This is Ms. King's 5th Grade class trying it out.