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Hello fantastic fifth grade students,

Scroll down for your weekly music lessons. Glebe Musicians – SHARE HERE. I can’t wait to see and hear your work!!

Your music teacher,

Ms. Preniczky














Week of June 8th (last week of school), WE ARE FAMILY

  1. WATCH video
  2. ANSWER reflection questions.
    • How, during our time apart, have you made new connections with people, nature, the world, animals…
    • What new relationships have you developed over the last few months?
  3. CREATE something that expresses these new relationships/connections (a song, a poem, a dance, a video, a photograph, a drawing, a meal, a garden…..)
  4. SHARE on padlet

Confused by this assignment? Watch this video for more direction.

Have a wonderful summer break!

















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Week of June 1, FIELD DAY Sportsmanship Chant/Cheer

  1. LEARN the Field Day Cheer, CLICK HERE  (recording below too)
  2. EXPRESS your sportsmanship by adding any of the following:
    • Create an extension to the chant/cheer
    • Create a hand clapping pattern to go with the chant/cheer
    • Add body percussion
    • Add instruments (recyclable, home-made, or real)
    • Add anything you can think of to give it your own creative flare!
  3. LISTEN for more ideas on how to extend this assignment Spirit Week Challenge Message
  4. SHARE your work on PADLET







Week of May 25th, The Mbira (or thumb piano)


  1. GO to
  2.  LISTEN to story of the mbira (or thumb piano)
  3.  ANSWER reflection questions

* What African country does this instrument come from?                                                                                                                                                  *How is it made?                                                                                                                                                                                                              *What other new thing did you learn OR are curious about?

  1.  SCREEN SHOT your scores
  2.  SHARE your work answers AND scores in Google Classroom or Padlet





Week of May 18th


  1. GO here Kahoot Game  Kahoot Game PIN: 055475402.
  2. PLAY
  3. SCREEN SHOT your score
  4. ANSWER “What did you learn/relearn about your teacher?”
  5. SHARE your work in Google Classroom or on padlet









Week of May 11th


  1. LISTEN to Alexander Hamilton (below)
  2. WATCH interview   CLICK HERE
  3. ANSWER  What did you learn/re-learn about Hamilton, the musical OR the US history?
  4. COMPLETE Listening Guide Alexander Hamilton, CLICK HERE                                                                               
  5. SHARE your work in google classroom or on padlet, CLICK HERE









Week of May 4th


  1. LEARN Do-Re-Mi CLICK HERE for lyric sheet
  2. WATCH Do-Re-Mi videos (links below)
  3. COMPLETE Do – Re – Mi worksheet, Do re mi hand signs
  4. SHARE your music with your family, on google classroom or on our padlet page









Week of April 27th

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The SOUND of music, FINALE – part 3

  • WATCH “Cymatics” a more in-depth examination of sound on matter (video link below)
  • TAKE A SCREEN SHOT of the picture in the movie that most intrigued/interested you
  • EXPLAIN why you were fascinated by that image
  • EXPERIMENT with the Spectogram (This tool gives a visual representation frequencies)
  • TAKE A SCREEN SHOT of the sound that most interested you
  • SHARE BOTH pictures and explanations with your family, on google classroom, or on our Padlet page
  • ENJOY the music from the american classic movie, The Sound of Music




Week of June 15th

  • WATCH video of Glebe Staff sing “We Are Family”
  • ANSWER reflection questions.
    • What will you miss about Glebe Elementary?
    • What are you looking forward to in Middle School?
  • SHARE your answers in Google Classroom or on padlet


Week of April 20th – The SOUND of music, part 2

  • WATCH a video “Cymatics” (video below).
  • DRAW or TAKE A SCREEN SHOT of the picture in the movie that most intrigued/interested you.
  • EXPLAIN why you were fascinated by that image
  • SHARE your picture and explanation with your family, on google classroom, on our Padlet page or all places
  • CHECK Google Classroom for more interactive music lessons activities









Week of April 13th, SOUND OF MUSIC, part 1 

  1.  Go to the following link to learn all about sound.
    • You can click on each picture to learn more about each section
    • What did you learn or re-learn about sound? POST your answer HERE

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2. Go to Chrome Music Lab and click on the sound waves section.

*. Explore what high/low notes do to the sound waves.

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3. What do you notice about how the sound waves move when you play the lowest note? The highest note? One in the middle?

* POST your answer HERE






Week of March 30th

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  1.  Create a beat HERE, use the WEB VERSION (no need to download)

2.  Record and email your beat to  and to YOURSELF. Get the link from your email and POST your recording HERE

3. Add the beat to the rap you created (see assignment from March 16th)





Week of March 23rd 

  1. Continue singing Fifty Nifty United States (music and mp3 in week of March 16th, scroll below)
  2. Fifty Nifty United States – 50NiftyAlphabetWorksheet Name those states alphabetically!
  3. Share Rap Project (Project Instructions in week of March 16th, scroll below) Glebe Musicians – SHARE HERE

Here’s my example.






Week of March 16th 


  1. create a rap  5th Grade Music- Rap Writing 
  2. create a rhythm track to accompany your rap,
  3. keep on singing too–memorize it, you can do it! Fifty Nifty United States, sheet music


Fifty Nifty United Sates (mp3 below)