Fifth and Sixth

Day One: go to In the explore tab, please read and explore the families of the orchestra. Write a couple of sentences about what you learned to turn in to Ms. Schultz.


Day Two: go to After clicking compose, click quick start. You can explore composing a piece of music. At the end, remember to play your piece so you can hear the finished product. If you finish and want to continue, you can build your own staff, add tempo (speed) and dynamic (volume) markings to make a real piece of music.


**Please complete the following CLA's for the week of March 16-20**

CLA Week of March 16-20: Listen to your favorite song. Answer the following questions:

1. What do you like about this song?

2. Are the lyrics an important part of the song? Why?

3. Are the dynamics loud (forte) or soft (piano)? Do they change?

4. Is the tempo fast (allegro) or slow (adagio)? Do they change?

CLA Week of March 23-27: Together with your family, pick a song you all know. Listen to it and change the lyrics. Write down the lyrics, and maybe even record your performance!

CLA Week of March 30-April 3: Find three items you can use as musical instruments. Create a piece of music using these instruments. Feel free to get help from others in your home! 

CLA Week of April 6-8: Go to the following website:

When you get there, play the game called "Compose Your Own Music."

Play the game and compose your own song at least three times. Have a parent listen to your final masterpiece and sign off on a paper for Ms. Schultz

CLA Week of April 15-17: Use a household object (or more than one) to create a  4 beat rhythm. You can play this rhythm with a song you know from the radio or from your favorite movie (such as Small Foot, for example). When you create your rhythm, write it on a piece of paper. You can also have family members join in to create a masterpiece. Your parent can take a picture and send it to me at 

CLA Week of April 20-25: Please visit the link to my google drive. There are activities related to the families of the orchestra. Please just complete the word search for the String Familytoday, and write two facts that you know about this family on the back. Here is the link:

CLA Week of April 27-May 1: Visit the PBSkids Music Website at this link: and have some fun exploring today! I'd love to hear from you about what you learned today!

CLA Week of May 4-8: Listen to the following song:

Answer the following questions:

1. What "Tempo" word would you use to describe this piece? Here are some options:

Allegro (fast)

Moderato (moderate)

Adagio (slow)

2. What "dynamics" word would you use to describe this piece? Could there be many answers? Here are some options:

ff (fortissimo - very loud)

f (forte -loud)

mf (mezzo forte - medium loud)

mp (mezzo piano - medium soft)

p (piano - soft)

pp (pianissimo - very soft)

3. Can you identify any families (string, woodwind, brass, or percussion) or specific instruments? Name them. 

4. What does this song make you think of? Do you like it? Why or why not?