Welcome to Music!
Check out the CHES Virtual Music Classroom!


Picture of CHES Chorus

Ms. Nichols (nicholjl@pwcs.edu)
Hi, I'm Ms. Nichols and I am thrilled to be teaching at Covington-Harper ES! I received my Bachelor of Music Education from Bowling Green State University and my Master of Music Education from Boston University. This is my tenth year teaching. Prior to teaching in Virginia, I taught in Massachusetts and at a Montessori school in Ohio. I love sharing and presenting everything I am learning as a teacher and have presented for the Kennedy Center and for the PWCS elementary music teachers on multiple occasions

Covington-Harper ES Music 
At Covington-Harper ES students receive music once a week for 45 minutes. Students will sing, play instruments, learn about composers and music history, learn music notation, and participate in dances from around the world. Students in grades 3-5 will learn recorder. All grades will perform at concerts throughout the year. All concert notices will be sent home, posted on ClassDojo and Twitter, and updated on the website.
Kindergarten Concert: 03/09/20, 2:30-3:00PM
First Grade Concert: 03/10/20, 2:30-3:00PM
Second Grade Concert: 03/11/20, 2:30-3:00PM
Third Grade Concert: 03/09/20, 6:00-6:30PM
Fourth Grade Concert: 03/10/20, 6:00-6:30PM
Fifth Grade Concert: 03/11/20, 6:00-6:30PM



Virtual Music Classroom
Keep learning music at home with Ms. Nichols! Check the Microsoft Teams page for MUSIC for announcements, activities, and more! Ms. Nichols posts the Encore Weekly Activity choice boards on Teams, Class Dojo, and here under the "Files" tab. Also, Below are even online music activities! 

Online Music Activities 

Under the "Useful Links" and "Files" tabs are online music activities that include music composition, instruments, and composers. Or, online music activities are also listed below:

 

1. Starfall Music
Use this section of Starfall to learn about different composers such as Beethoven, Chopin, Joplin, Mozart, Offenbach, and Tchaikovsky. You can even listen to their music on Starfall!
Starfall Music

2. The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Go on an instrument safari and learn about each instrument of the orchestra with engaging and challenging listening activities. Try to collect all the instruments! (Click on “Local Game” and then “Practice Round”).
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

3. DSO Kids
DSO Kids has lots of musical learning activities for kids. You can read and listen to each instrument of the orchestra (Go to the “Learn & Listen” tab and click on “Instruments”). You can also read about different composers and hear their music (Go to the “Learn & Listen” tab and click on “Composers”)!
DSO Kids
DSO Kids - Instruments
DSO Kids - Composers

4. PBS Kids Music Games
PBS Kids has so many music games to choose from! You can compose your own music with Music Maker and Monster Music, create a virtual parade of instruments with Peg’s Parade, sing songs with Spin and Sing, make virtual instruments with Pinka-Perfect Band, and explore instrument sounds with Music Shop.
PBS Kids Music Games

5. Classics for Kids
This website has so many music activities to choose from! You can learn musical terms, compose your own music, match rhythms, learn note names, learn about composers through the composer timeline time machine, explore the composer map, and learn about the different instruments of the orchestra! 
Classics for Kids

6. New York Philharmonic KidZone
Go to the Game Room for music matching games and scavenger hunts. Go to the Instrument Storage Room to learn about musical instruments. Go to the Dressing Rooms to meet the soloists and conductors. Go to the Instrument Lab to make your own instruments. Go to the Composers’ Gallery to learn about famous composers.
New York Philharmonic Kids Zone

7. Chrome Music Lab
There are so many ways to experience music with the Chrome Music Lab! Try out Song Maker to make your own music, Rhythm to explore different rhythms and percussion instruments, Spectrogram to hear and see different sounds, Chords to play and hear three notes played at a time in major or minor on the online keyboard, Sound Waves to hear and see soundwaves for high and low notes on a piano (click and hold the mouse to see the soundwave), Arpeggios to hear patterns of notes on harp or piano at a slow or fast tempo, Kandinsky to draw shapes and hear sounds with your drawings, Melody Maker to create your own songs in color, Voice Spinner to record your voice and change the sound wave, Harmonics to hear the different pitches in the harmonic series, Piano Roll to hear and see music; Oscillators to change the pitch, and Strings to hear high and low pitches on strings.
Chrome Music Lab

8. Incredibox
Choose different rhythms, melodies, and sounds to mix your own music in seven different styles. Dress up each musician in Incredibox and hear your own compositions!
Incredibox


9. Instrument Volley Quiz
Use this game to review the instrument families! You will need Adobe Flash Player to play this game.
Instrument Volley Quiz


10. Music Instrument Spin Off

Identify instruments from each instrument family! You will need Adobe Flash Player to play this game.  
Music Instrument Spin Off

11. Instrument Families Football
Do you like football? Then you will love this game! You will need to choose the correct instrument family for each instrument. You will need Adobe Flash Player to play this game.  
Instrument Families Football


12. Mighty Music Man
Help Mighty Music Man find each instrument from the Mighty Music Store! You will need Adobe Flash Player to play this game.  
Mighty Music Man


13. Treble Clef Word Warrior

Practice reading the notes on the lines and spaces of the treble clef staff to make words. You will need Adobe Flash Player to play this game.  
Treble Clef Word Warrior


14.Treble Note Rally
Practice reading the notes on the lines and spaces of the treble clef staff. Remember, SPACE rhymes with FACE! You will need Adobe Flash Player to play this game.
Treble Note Rally


15.Travel Through Treble Space Quiz

Practice reading the notes on the spaces of the treble clef staff. Remember, SPACE rhymes with FACE! You will need Adobe Flash Player to play this game.  
Travel Through Treble Space Quiz


16. Listening to Rhythm Patterns
Listen to the rhythm pattern. Can you figure out which one it is? Press the green play button to hear the rhythm pattern. You will need Adobe Flash Player to play this game.
Rhythm Patterns Games

CHES Encore Bingo

Under the "Files" tab are our CHES Encore Bingo Cards! These cards have optional activities from Mrs. Tulloss in Library, Mrs. Miller and Mr. Pruden in PE, Mrs. Shaw in Art, and from Ms. Nichols in Music. Try to get FIVE in a ROW or the WHOLE CARD!



CHES Chorus 
Students in fourth and fifth grade have the option of joining our CHES Chorus. Chorus rehearsals will be from 8:15-9:00 on Wednesday mornings. A packet of information will be sent home, posted on the music webpage (under "Files"), and posted on ClassDojo during the first week of school. The CHES Chorus will perform twice during the school year at the Winter Chorus and Strings Concert on December 11 from 6:00-6:30, a Pyramid Concert on February 5 at 7:30, and on the Spring Chorus and Strings Concert on April 29 from 6:00-6:30. Please use this link to sign-up for chorus: CHES Chorus Sign-Ups 2019-2020


 

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please email me at nicholjl@pwcs.edu


Picture of CHES Chorus
Ms. Nichols (nicholjl@pwcs.edu)
Hi, I'm Ms. Nichols and I am thrilled to be teaching at Covington-Harper ES! I received my Bachelor of Music Education from Bowling Green State University and my Master of Music Education from Boston University. This is my eighth year teaching. Prior to teaching in Virginia, I taught in Massachusetts and at a Montessori school in Ohio. I love sharing and presenting everything I am learning as a teacher and have presented for the Kennedy Center and for the PWCS elementary music teachers. 

Covington-Harper ES Music 
At Covington-Harper ES students receive music once a week for 45 minutes. Students will sing, play instruments, learn about composers and music history, learn music notation, and participate in dances from around the world. Students in grades 3-5 will learn recorder. All grades will perform at concerts throughout the year. All concert notices will be sent home and updated on the website.

Twitter
I will be using Twitter to post updates, information, and news about music events and your student's musical learning throughout the year. Please follow the music program at @Music_CHES.

Music Websites
Making Music Fun!
There are over 600 free, printable resources for reading music and a library full of activities on composers, musical styles, music history, and instruments of the orchestra. Click below to get started!
https://makingmusicfun.net/

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
This website provides interactive activities on instruments and instrument families with a safari theme! Click below to get started!
http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/

Music Theory
This link provides a way for students to be quizzed on reading the notes of the staff. More directions for how to effectively use this site can be found in the “Files and Documents” folder.
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please email me at nicholjl@pwcs.edu

Picture of CHES Chorus
Ms. Nichols (nicholjl@pwcs.edu)
Hi, I'm Ms. Nichols and I am thrilled to be teaching at Covington-Harper ES! I received my Bachelor of Music Education from Bowling Green State University and my Master of Music Education from Boston University. This is my eighth year teaching. Prior to teaching in Virginia, I taught in Massachusetts and at a Montessori school in Ohio. I love sharing and presenting everything I am learning as a teacher and have presented for the Kennedy Center and for the PWCS elementary music teachers. 

Covington-Harper ES Music 
At Covington-Harper ES students receive music once a week for 45 minutes. Students will sing, play instruments, learn about composers and music history, learn music notation, and participate in dances from around the world. Students in grades 3-5 will learn recorder. All grades will perform at concerts throughout the year. All concert notices will be sent home and updated on the website.

Twitter
I will be using Twitter to post updates, information, and news about music events and your student's musical learning throughout the year. Please follow the music program at @Music_CHES.

Music Websites
Making Music Fun!
There are over 600 free, printable resources for reading music and a library full of activities on composers, musical styles, music history, and instruments of the orchestra. Click below to get started!
https://makingmusicfun.net/

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
This website provides interactive activities on instruments and instrument families with a safari theme! Click below to get started!
http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/

Music Theory
This link provides a way for students to be quizzed on reading the notes of the staff. More directions for how to effectively use this site can be found in the “Files and Documents” folder.
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please email me at nicholjl@pwcs.edu

Announcements

Twitter
I will be using Twitter to post updates, information, and news about music events and your student's musical learning throughout the year. Please follow the music program at @Music_CHES.

ClassDojo
I will also be using ClassDojo to post updates, information, and news about music events and your student's musical learning throughout the year. Please make sure you have signed up for your grade level teacher's ClassDojo page.

Follow CHES Music
@Music_CHES


CHES 2019-2020
Music Schedule

Day 1
10:20-11:05 4th Grade - Seals
11:10-11:55 3rd Grade - Lydell/Chechak/Stephenson
12:35-1:20 2nd Grade - Thompson
1:25-2:10 1st Grade- Venema
2:15-3:00 Kindergarten
 - Venema
Day 2
9:30-10:15 5th Grade - Mudryk
10:20-11:05 4th Grade - Akins
11:10-11:55 3rd Grade - Cantwell
12:35-1:20 2nd Grade - Burke
1:25-2:10 1st Grade- Maldonado
2:15-3:00 Kindergarten
 - Bodmer
Day 3
9:30-10:15 5th Grade - Poe
10:20-11:05 4th Grade - Palmer
11:10-11:55 3rd Grade - Hammerstrom
12:35-1:20 2nd Grade - Eisenman
1:25-2:10 1st Grade- McPherson
2:15-3:00 Kindergarten
 - Marcell
Day 4
9:30-10:15 5th Grade - Mainer
10:20-11:05 4th Grade - Parker
11:10-11:55 3rd Grade - Parker
12:35-1:20 2nd Grade - Robinson
1:25-2:10 1st Grade- Potter
2:15-3:00 Kindergarten
 - Plaster
Day 5
9:30-10:15 5th Grade - Szinney
10:20-11:05 4th Grade - Street
11:10-11:55 3rd Grade - Scheffel
12:35-1:20 2nd Grade - Taylor
1:25-2:10 1st Grade- Smith
2:15-3:00 Kindergarten
 - Rowe