November 25, 2020

Head over to your grade level tab to find links for Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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June 22 – 24

This will be the last post for the 2019-2020 school year. What a term it has been. I hope you have enjoyed the music selections I have chosen for you. I look forward to seeing you all in person. To the Gr.  7 grads: congratulations and keep singing (at a social distance)! Stay safe and have a good summer everyone!

Love,
Ms. Raap

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Don’t forget to sing O Canada at 12 noon on Sunday to thank frontline workers.  See the April 20-24 post for more information.

 

 

 

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National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place on June 21st of every year. The day commemorates and honours First Nations, Inuit, and Métis People’s cultures, histories, and contributions to Canada. June 21st was chosen because it is the longest day of the year and has long been celebrated by Indigenous Peoples.

 

For this week, we’ll be listening to 2 songs:

      • First is a rendition of  O Canada sung by Asani in English, French and Cree (with a call of the goose and wolf!) Asani is an Aboriginal women’s acapella trio from Edmonton. The members in this recording are Debbie Houle, Sarah Pocklington and Sherryl Sewepagahan.  (Sherryl wrote Nisakihaw, a love song to parents in Cree. The Morley Primary Choir learned and performed Nisakihaw a few years ago at Primary Days of Music.)
      • Our second song this week is a cover of the Beatles song, Blackbird, sung in Mi’kmaq by Emma Stevens. The Mi’kmaq is a group of First Nation’s People from Quebec and the Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador. Students at Allison Bernard Memorial High School in Eskasoni, Cape Breton recorded Paul McCartney’s Blackbird in their native Mi’kmaq language. The song was produced by the school’s music teacher, Carter Chiasson. The Mi’kmaq words were written and translated by Mi’kmaq language teacher Katani Julian and her father.

For additional music activities, explore the online resources/links. Check out the gallery too!

 

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June 15 – 19

 

 

Don’t forget to sing O Canada at 12 noon on Sunday to thank frontline workers.  See the April 20-24 post for more information.

 

 

 

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Each week I will post a link to a new listening selection. If you have permission, listen and send a picture of your response to me: catherine.raap@burnabyschools.ca . I started an online gallery of artwork I have received from your listening responses. If you would NOT like to have yours added, please let me know when you email me. For privacy reasons, I will edit out names and divisions.

Okay, here are the instructions:

Find a quiet space and listen to the music actively. Active listening is when you listen to music carefully and give it your full attention. (Listen to the music more than once).

Collect the sound with your ears and brain. Think about what you are listening to. Allow the music to affect you and respond to it.

Response options:

  • You can move or dance to the music,
  • act out a story that fits the music,
  • write a story, poem or journal entry,
  • create art, or
  • build a 3D sculpture with blocks/lego/or any other materials you have at home

Take a picture of your response and send it to me. Don’t forget to write your name, division and the name of the piece you are responding to.

Here are some questions you could consider:

  • What do you hear?
  • What do you see when you hear this music?
  • What do you think about or feel when you hear this music?

This week we are listening to Colour of Me Song from a few friends from Sesame Street. What is the colour of ‘you’? Look closely at your own skin. What does its colour remind you of? Whatever colour you are, be proud and sing along. Our differences are what makes the world beautiful.

Head over to your grade level tab. There are assignments/activities for all classes. For additional music activities, explore the online resources/links. Check out the gallery too!

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June 8 – 12

 

 

Don’t forget to sing O Canada at 12 noon on Sunday to thank frontline workers.  See the April 20-24 post for more information.

 

 

 

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Each week I will post a link to a new listening selection. If you have permission, listen and send a picture of your response to me: catherine.raap@burnabyschools.ca . I started an online gallery of artwork I have received from your listening responses. If you would NOT like to have yours added, please let me know when you email me. For privacy reasons, I will edit out names and divisions.

Okay, here are the instructions:

Find a quiet space and listen to the music actively. Active listening is when you listen to music carefully and give it your full attention. (Listen to the music more than once).

Collect the sound with your ears and brain. Think about what you are listening to. Allow the music to affect you and respond to it.

Response options:

  • You can move or dance to the music,
  • act out a story that fits the music,
  • write a story, poem or journal entry,
  • create art, or
  • build a 3D sculpture with blocks/lego/or any other materials you have at home

Take a picture of your response and send it to me. Don’t forget to write your name, division and the name of the piece you are responding to.

Here are some questions you could consider:

  • What do you hear?
  • What do you see when you hear this music?
  • What do you think about or feel when you hear this music?

This week we are listening to a song called “Butterfly“. This is a song sung by one of my favourite groups, Rajaton (pronounced RYE-ah-ton). They are a 6-person a capella group from Finland. Do you remember what a capella means?  A cappella music is music where people sing without instruments. Do you remember which of the other pieces we listened to was sung a capella? If you said Stars Wars Medley (May 4-8), you are correct! 

Head over to your grade level tab. There are assignments/activities for all classes. For additional music activities, explore the online resources/links. Check out the gallery too!

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June 2 – 5

 

 

Don’t forget to sing O Canada at 12 noon on Sunday to thank frontline workers.  See the April 20-24 post for more information.

 

 

 

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On Sunday, May 31st at 2pm, there will be a very special broadcast of The Yo-Yo Mo Show. It is a musical doodling show with Mo Willems (the author of Elephant and Piggie) and Yo-Yo Ma (world-renown cello player). Please note that on the website, it says does 5 pm ET (which is 2 pm in the afternoon for us). If you miss it, don’t worry, it will be available on the website after 2pm on Sunday. Don’t forget a sketchbook, sketchpad or scrap paper and your pencil or art supplies. I’d love to see any of your creations from this show. Email it to me or post it in the music channel in your Teams.

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Each week I will post a link to a new listening selection. If you have permission, listen and send a picture of your response to me: catherine.raap@burnabyschools.ca . I started an online gallery of artwork I have received from your listening responses. If you would NOT like to have yours added, please let me know when you email me. For privacy reasons, I will edit out names and divisions.

Okay, here are the instructions:

Find a quiet space and listen to the music actively. Active listening is when you listen to music carefully and give it your full attention. (Listen to the music more than once).

Collect the sound with your ears and brain. Think about what you are listening to. Allow the music to affect you and respond to it.

Response options:

  • You can move or dance to the music,
  • act out a story that fits the music,
  • write a story, poem or journal entry,
  • create art, or
  • build a 3D sculpture with blocks/lego/or any other materials you have at home

Take a picture of your response and send it to me. Don’t forget to write your name, division and the name of the piece you are responding to.

Here are some questions you could consider:

  • What do you hear?
  • What do you see when you hear this music?
  • What do you think about or feel when you hear this music?

This week as some of you are heading back into school, we are listening to a song called “Moist Breath Zone”. This song was written by Shirley Serben, a principal from New Zealand.  It’s a good health and safety reminder for everyone.

Head over to your grade level tab. There are assignments/activities for all classes. For additional music activities, explore the online resources/links. Check out the gallery too!

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May 25 – 29

 

 

Don’t forget to sing O Canada at 12 noon on Sunday to thank frontline workers.  See the April 20-24 post for more information.

 

 

 

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Each week I will post a link to a new listening selection. If you have permission, listen and send a picture of your response to me: catherine.raap@burnabyschools.ca . I started an online gallery of artwork I have received from your listening responses. If you would NOT like to have yours added, please let me know when you email me. For privacy reasons, I will edit out names and divisions.

Okay, here are the instructions:

Find a quiet space and listen to the music actively. Active listening is when you listen to music carefully and give it your full attention. (Listen to the music more than once).

Collect the sound with your ears and brain. Think about what you are listening to. Allow the music to affect you and respond to it.

Response options:

  • You can move or dance to the music,
  • act out a story that fits the music,
  • write a story, poem or journal entry,
  • create art, or
  • build a 3D sculpture with blocks/lego/or any other materials you have at home

Take a picture of your response and send it to me. Don’t forget to write your name, division and the name of the piece you are responding to.

Here are some questions you could consider:

  • What do you hear?
  • What do you see when you hear this music?
  • What do you think about or feel when you hear this music?

This week we are listening to a piece of music called Escapades by John Williams. It is music from a movie. When you hear this music, what do you think is happening in the movie? John Williams is one of the greatest film composers of our time. He has written music for many popular movies including Star Wars, Harry Potter, ET, Jurassic Park, Home Alone and Indiana Jones.

Head over to your grade level tab. There are assignments/activities for all classes. For additional music activities, explore the online resources/links. Check out the gallery too!

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May 19 – 22

 

 

Don’t forget to sing O Canada at 12 noon on Sunday to thank frontline workers.  See the April 20-24 post for more information.

 

 

 

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Each week I will post a link to a new listening selection. If you have permission, listen and send a picture of your response to me: catherine.raap@burnabyschools.ca . I started an online gallery of artwork I have received from your listening responses. If you would NOT like to have yours added, please let me know when you email me. For privacy reasons, I will edit out names and divisions.

Okay, here are the instructions:

Find a quiet space and listen to the music actively. Active listening is when you listen to music carefully and give it your full attention. (Listen to the music more than once).

Collect the sound with your ears and brain. Think about what you are listening to. Allow the music to affect you and respond to it.

Response options:

  • You can move or dance to the music,
  • act out a story that fits the music,
  • write a story, poem or journal entry,
  • create art, or
  • build a 3D sculpture with blocks/lego/or any other materials you have at home

Take a picture of your response and send it to me. Don’t forget to write your name, division and the name of the piece you are responding to.

Here are some questions you could consider:

  • What do you hear?
  • What do you see when you hear this music?
  • What do you think about or feel when you hear this music?

This week we are listening to the Finale (or the last part) from the William Tell Overture. It is an introduction played by an orchestra to an opera that was written in 1829 by an Italian composer named Rossini. Do you recognize it from anywhere?

Head over to your grade level tab. There are assignments/activities for all classes. For additional music activities, explore the online resources/links. Check out the gallery too!

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May 11 – 15

 

 

Don’t forget to sing O Canada at 12 noon on Sunday to thank frontline workers.  See the April 20-24 post for more information.

 

 

 

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Last week Burnaby music teachers made 2 videos. Did you find me and see my message to you? See last week’s post if you missed it.

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Each week I will post a link to a new listening selection. If you have permission, listen and send a picture of your response to me: catherine.raap@burnabyschools.ca . I started an online gallery of artwork I have received from your listening responses. If you would NOT like to have yours added, please let me know when you email me. For privacy reasons, I will edit out names and divisions.

Okay, here are the instructions:

Find a quiet space and listen to the music actively. Active listening is when you listen to music carefully and give it your full attention. (Listen to the music more than once).

Collect the sound with your ears and brain. Think about what you are listening to. Allow the music to affect you and respond to it.

Response options:

  • You can move or dance to the music,
  • write a story, poem or journal entry,
  • create art, or
  • build a 3D sculpture with blocks/lego/or any other materials you have at home

Take a picture of your response and send it to me. Don’t forget to write your name, division and the name of the piece you are responding to.

Here are some questions you could consider:

  • What do you hear?
  • What do you see when you hear this music?
  • What do you think about or feel when you hear this music?

This week we are listening to See You Again, a cover by One Voice Children’s Choir.

Head over to your grade level tab. This week I have new assignments/activities for all classes. For additional music activities, explore the online resources/links. Check out the gallery too! 

 

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May 4 – 8

Burnaby Music Teachers have put together 2 videos for you. Can you see my  message to all of you?

 

 

May 4this Music Monday. This year due to the COVID pandemic, it is the first Music Monday @ Home! From 6am-6pm, the broadcast will include live streams found on the Music Monday website:  www.musicmonday.ca/livestream  and Coalition Canada’s YouTube channel.

 

 

Please note the times noted from Coalition Canada are eastern time zones. Here in BC, there is a 3 hour difference.

Here is the schedule listed in PST time (our time zone)!
6 am Spotlight Celebration
7 am Atlantic/Eastern Canada (featuring musicians from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI)
8:30 am Quebec (featuring musicians from Quebec; content presented in French)
9:30 am HYMN TO FREEDOM: Music Monday Anthem Singing
9:35 am Spotlight Celebration (repeat from 6am)
10:30 am Ontario (featuring musicians from Ontario)
11:30 am Prairies (featuring musicians from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta)
1:30 pm Youth 4 Music
2:30 pm Territories (featuring musicians from Nunavut, the NW Territories and the Yukon Territory)
3:30 pm British Columbia (featuring musicians from BC)
4:30 Spotlight Celebration (repeat from 6am and 9:35 am)
5:30 After Party

Pop in and out as often as you can, but be sure to join in for the coast-to-coast-to-coast singing of Hymn to Freedom at 9:30am. This is something the whole family can do together.

Another fun activity is Music Monday Bingo. Click on the Music Monday Bingo Sheet for your card. The BINGO cards are designed to be played during the Spotlight Celebration hours (repeated three times: 6am, 9:35 am and 4:30 pm). Cross off what or who you see.

Head over to the your grade level tab as well. I haven’t posted anything new this week. You can practice “Hymn to Freedom” in preparation for Monday. For intermediates, I see a lot of you need an extension for the Oscar Peterson/Hymn to Freedom assignment. Please get it in by the end of this week (May 8th).

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Each week I will post a link to a new listening selection. If you have permission, listen and send a picture of your response to me: catherine.raap@burnabyschools.ca . I started an online gallery of artwork I have received from your listening responses. If you would NOT like to have yours added, please let me know when you email me. For privacy reasons, I will edit out names and divisions.

Okay, here are the instructions:

Find a quiet space and listen to the music actively. Active listening is when you listen to music carefully and give it your full attention. (Listen to the music more than once).

Collect the sound with your ears and brain. Think about what you are listening to. Allow the music to affect you and respond to it.

Response options:

  • You can move or dance to the music,
  • write a story, poem or journal entry,
  • create art, or
  • build a 3D sculpture with blocks/lego/or any other materials you have at home

Take a picture of your response and send it to me. Don’t forget to write your name, division and the name of the piece you are responding to.

Here are some questions you could consider:

  • What do you hear?
  • What do you see when you hear this music?
  • What do you think about or feel when you hear this music?

May 4this also Star Wars Day (May the 4thbe with you.) For this week, our listening selection is a Star Wars Medley sung a cappella by Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and the cast of Star Wars: A Force Awakens.  A medley is a group of different tunes or songs that are played one after another as a single piece of music. How many different tunes can you pick out from this week’s listening? A cappella music is music where people sing without instruments. Can you think of a time when we sang a cappella at school? Head to the resource/links tab to see other Star War music videos.

 

 

Also, don’t forget to sing O Canada at 12 noon on Sunday to thank frontline workers.  See the April 20-24 post for more information.

 

 

 

For additional music activities, explore the online resources/links. Check out the gallery too!

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April 27 – May 1

 

Don’t forget to sing O Canada at 12 noon on Sunday to thank frontline workers.  See last week’s post for more information.

 

 

 

 

Each week I will post a link to a new listening selection. If you have permission, listen and send a picture of your response to me: catherine.raap@burnabyschools.ca . I started an online gallery of artwork I have received from your listening responses. If you would NOT like to have yours added, please let me know when you email me. For privacy reasons, I will edit out names and divisions.

Okay, here are the instructions:

Find a quiet space and listen to the music actively. What does that mean? Active listening is when you listen to music carefully and give it your full attention. (Listen to the music more than once).

Collect the sound with your ears and brain. Think about what you are listening to. Allow the music to affect you and respond to it.

Response options:

  • You can move or dance to the music,
  • write a story, poem or journal entry,
  • create art, or
  • build a 3D sculpture with blocks/lego/or any other materials you have at home

Take a picture of your response and send it to me. Don’t forget to write your name, division and the name of the piece you are responding to.

Here are some questions you could consider:

  • What do you hear?
  • What do you see when you hear this music?
  • What do you think about or feel when you hear this music?

For this week, our listening selection is Somewhere Only We Know sung by PS22, an elementary school choir from New York City.  

Music Monday is coming up next week on Monday, May 4th. On that day, at 9:30 am (BC time), there will be a coast-to-coast-to-coast singalong of Hymn to Freedom (last week’s song). I hope you join in!  Music Monday is an event organized by the Coalition of Canada for Music Education. From 6am-6pm on May 4ththere will also be music celebrations streamed on Coalition Canada’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook page. I’ll send out more information next week. 

 

Don’t forget to head over to the your grade level tab. The story from last week, Oscar Lives Next Door is still there. For primaries, I have also added a practice video for Hymn to Freedom. For intermediates, you have an assignment on Oscar Peterson and Hymn to Freedom due by the end of the week as well.  

For additional music activities, explore the online resources/links. Check out the gallery too! 

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