Due to the extended school closure, all 2019-2020 concerts have been canceled.
Thursday, March 5- Second Grade Concert, 6:00 pm
Thursday, May 14 - Third Grade Concert, 6:00 pm
Thursday, June 4 - First Grade Concert, 6:00 pm
Update - June 8
Since we are approaching the end of the school year, I thought it would be fun to do something a little different with this week’s music lesson. The lesson this week allows the students the opportunity to create music using a tool called “QBackBeat Lite.” Students will have the option of submitting their work to me, if they would like. Due to the quirky nature of Quaver’s website, I’ve had to split this week’s lesson into two assignments:
All music lessons can be accessed using Quaver Music!
Quaver Music can be accessed by logging into Clever.
Submitting Lessons in Quaver
Some students have asked why Quaver lessons haven’t shown as completed, even after they have finished the entire lesson. Once a lesson is submitted, it changes the color of the lesson from red to either green or yellow. This can be done by completing the “Exit Ticket” portion of the lesson, by clicking the arrow after each question, then clicking on submit. See below for a short video that explains this process:
Video Directions for accessing this week's lesson (find the 'May 18-22 lesson'):
Written Directions for Accessing This Week's Lesson
Music Activities from Previous Weeks
Music Report Card Grading
Last week the district shared in an email that your student(s) will be receiving a Trimester 3 grade for Music and PE. Below is the grading statement from the district. Basically, most students will receive the same skill grade for Trimester 3 as they did in Trimester 2 unless a higher grade is earned based on assessed work from remote lessons completed during Trimester 3. The grade will not be lower than the Trimester 2 grade. All students will receive the same behavior grade as in Trimester 2.
Elementary Trimester 3 Report Cards
At the elementary level, in determining the process for assigning scores for trimester 3, the District referred to guidance from the state. In following OSPI guidance, for trimester 3, K-5 students will receive scores in all subject areas including PE and music. Trimester 3 scores on elementary report cards will reflect what the student earned for trimester 2 unless a higher score was earned based on assessed work completed in trimester 3.
Please let me know if you have any questions. My hope is that music continues to be an enjoyable experience for your child during these unique and challenging times.
Welcome to Mr. Dunham's Music Classroom!
All students at Grand Ridge receive regular music instruction. In the classroom setting, students sing, play a variety of instruments and move in order to better understand musical elements such as rhythm, melody, harmony, expressive elements, and timbre.
Grand Ridge Music
Grade 1 (all classes), Grade 2 (all classes), Grade 3 (Elmer, Frost, and Gabica)
Looking for information on other music classes for Grades 3-5?
Click here for Ms. Jackson's website.