Elementary Music: Learning through Performance

Elementary Music: Learning through PerformanceIn December grades K-5 had the opportunity to share some music with their parents through the Winter Concert performances. They enjoyed learning the songs and performing, making a festive time special for all.

Through the preparation of music, children learned about vocal performance: how to blend their voices with others, how to watch a conductor, how to look as a performer, and how to behave as an audience member. Grade 5 focused on singing in harmony, using canon, partner songs, and direct harmony. Grade 4 learned about different languages and cultures as they sang songs from different parts of the world. Grade 3 used their Chinese skills to perform one of their songs in Chinese. Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 learned how to sing out to produce a beautiful sound for the stage and enjoyed learning some new songs for this season.

What’s Next?: Please join me and all the ES Specialists at Learning Comes Alive on Wednesday, February 8 from 10:40-2:50. You’ll experience what music (and other specialist areas) is like for your child and have a better understanding of what your child is learning.

Check the elementary music blog for various websites to help your child learn even more about music. You will also find updates on what your child is doing in music.

Upcoming ES Music Performances at SIS

ASA choir Monday, February 20 6:30pm in the Gecko Theater

ES Music Recital Wednesday, March 14 6:30 in the Gecko Theater

To read more stories about Shekou International School visit their website: www.sis.org.cn/why-choose-sis

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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