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Springfield, IL 62703
217/525-3275
 
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Intermediate Music

Intermediate students are asked every day to analyze a song at the beginning of class. They are asked to answer a variety of questions about the song. They are also working on illustrating one of their favorite songs, "Don Gato".

Primary and Upper Primary Music

I have been using the Quaver online music program to teach and reinforce musical concepts such as: steady beat, rhythms, and meter. Both grades are constantly working on singing with a singing voice (as opposed to a speaking or yelling voice), and keeping a steady beat. Upper primary students will soon have an opportunity to sing solos.

ML Music

Middle level students are studying the music of the 1960s. They also have learned four of the most important ukulele chords: Am, C, F, and G. They are already able to play most of two Beatles' songs and a John Lennon song.

FOLDERS and NOTEBOOKS!

Intermediate students- Make sure to bring your notebook and something to write with to music class every day.

Middle Level students- Make sure to bring your folder and something to write with every day.

Cinco de Mayo

News May 1 Cinco de Mayo is almost here! Of course, "Cinco de Mayo" means "The fifth of May", but Ball Charter...

Middle Level

News Sep 22 Middle Level music class has been going really well. The students are learning about popular music in the USA of each...

Ukuleles!

News Apr 14 Thanks to a grant funded by the Springfield Public Schools Foundation, middle level students are learning how to play...

Book Grant Successful!

News Nov 3 I received a box full of free books yesterday! This was made possible through a grant by the Springfield Public...

Cinco de Mayo Night

News Apr 27 Our Cinco de Mayo celebration is on Tuesday, May 5th! The food and art exhibit will start at 5:30, and the music will...

Middle Level and Upper Middle Level Behavior Plan

News Aug 27 Students will have the opportunity to earn 5 points every day for good attitude, effort, and behavior....

Primary, Upper Primary and Intermediate Behavior Plan for Music

News Aug 27 Guidelines/Expectations: 1. Listen to instructions given while in line in the hallway. 2....

Music Appreciation

News Aug 14 Listening to all kinds of music is one of the goals I have for Middle Level students at Ball Charter....

IETC Conference

News Dec 4 I spent Friday at the Illinois Education & Technology Conference here in Springfield....

Classical Music

News Sep 24 Classical music gets a bad reputation- Many kids say it's boring....

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