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Welcome to the IUSD Vocal Music Classes 2019-2020! Ms. Lee had created this page for better parent/teacher communication. Parents will find all important information regarding Ms. Lee's vocal music classes on this page and through out the entire kafm.net website. All the future concert announcements, test announcements, audition application deadlines, and other important information can be found here. Please feel free to browse through all the other pages.

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Parents Notifications

6/3/2020

Here are the results of the other five Flipgrid assignments:

1. The Swan Project was number 1! (CU3/4 had the most participants)
2. Many students know 5 out of 19 Percussion Instruments! (CV4 had the most participants, one of them knows 11 instrument names!)
3. The Smash Mouth/Shrek version of "I'm a Believer" rank number 1! (BW5 had the most participants)
4. The original "Stand By Me" Rank number 1! (Again BW5 had the most participants)
5. Usher's performance of "Amazing Grace" rank number 2! (For the second time, CV4 had the most participants)

Thank you so much for your participation. Many students had fun being judges and get to use a new app for our music assignments. And, Ms. Lee had learned a lot from the students!

 

6/2/2020

Ms. Lee has been keeping track with all the Flipgrid activities. Check them out yourself, here are the results for the first five assignments:

1. Your Favorite Food - Pizza! (CV6 had the most participants)
2. Your Favorite Stay-At-Home Physical Exercise - Riding the Bike with Family (BW5 had the most participants))
3. Your Favorite Music - Pop/Hip Pop (Again, CV6 had the most participants)
4. What the World Needs Now #1 Ranking Performance - The Broadway Singers (Again BW5 had the most participants)
5. The Star-Spangled Banner #1 Ranking Performance - Whitney Houston (Once more, BW5 had the most participants)

Did you participate?

6/1/2020

Welcome to the last week of this school year and we made it to June! Your three upper grade music teachers belive in working together as a team and made a movie for you, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

One last chance to turn in your music work today and don't forget to take the Work Progress Survey. Thank you!

5/31/2020 How are your fianl music work comoing? Today is the due date of everything that we do in our music class.
5/30/2020 Would you like to enjoy some wonderful and beautiful music with maestro John Williams? The Pacific Symphony Orchestra offers a free virtual concert for you. You must sign in with your email address to view the concert. Enjoy!
5/29/2020

We did NOT have any Zoom classes yesterday, so more students could use the time to work on catching up with music assignments. Thank you for sending in Rhythm Composition, Ear Trainings for April and May, Practice Records and Music Theory Exercises. These items can all be found on your grade level Distance Learning page. Please let Ms. Lee know if you have any questions ASAP. The due date for EVERYTHING, is today, Friday, 5/29/2020. (However, it will take Ms. Lee through the weekend to get everything graded.)

The final "Work Progress Survey" is due on this Sunday, 5/31/2020, and can be found on your grade level Distance Learning page too.

When everything is done, enjoy a fabulous weekend!

5/28/2020

More students have turned in all their music work and did the final Flipgrid assignment. Congratulations! All these assignments can be found on your grade level Distance Learning page. Let Ms. Lee know if you have any questions.

The final "Work Progress Survey" is due on this Sunday, 5/31/2020, and can be found on your grade level Distance Learning page.

5/27/2020

Thank you for those students who did the final Flipgrid assignment and turned in all their music work on time. If you are looking for these assignments, check your grade level Distance Learning page for information. Contact Ms. Lee ASAP, if you have any questions.

The final "Work Progress Survey" can be found on your grade level Distance Learning page.

5/26/2020

Welcome back to our final week of music activities. The one and only mandatory music work for this week is to make your child's last Flipgrid video, if he/she has done:

• Music Theory Exercise
• Singing Exercise
• Ear Trainings
• Practice Records, and
• Rhythm Composition

Let's get to it! Don't forget the "Work Progress Survey."

5/25/2020

Happy Memorial Day! As part of the Orange Country performing arts group, the Southern California Children's Chorus put together a virtual choir performance to salute our Armed Forces on Memorial Day. Many singers are IUSD students. Click here to see the video. Enjoy!

5/22/2020

Thank you for all who participated in yesterday's final Zoom Classes. It was great to see all of you. In each Zoom class, we did the usual stretching, breathing, warm-up singing exercises, sang "The Star-Spangled Banner", and sang through the whole "Singing Basics" book. It took 6th Grade 10 more minutes than 4th Grade! Yes, we covered a lot more music in 6th Grade.

Please continue to turn in your music work, such as Ear Training, Singing Exercises, and Music Theory Exercises. They can be found in your grade level Distance Learning page.

Our Flipgrid assignments now has 12 topics with 3 days and 16 hours of sharing time. That's how long it took for the Apollo 11 to reach the moon! If you got error message from the videos, use the "Flipgrid Videos" link on your grade level Distance Learning page instead. But please still share your opinion with us on Flipgrid.

Don't forget to take the weekly "Work Progress Survey". Thank you! Happy Long Weekend, everyone!

5/21/2020

One last chance to join our Zoom class today...
• 6th Grade (CP5/6) - 1:00-1:30 pm
• 5th Grade (CU5/6) - 1:45- 2:15 pm
• 4th Grade (CP 3/4 & CU3/4) - 2:30 -3:00 pm

Has your child turned in his/her Rhythm Composition, Practice Records for March and April, Ear Training for April and May? You can find these worksheets from the above grade level Distance Learning page. What about a singing sample and Music Theory Exercise from your Distance Learning page?

Don't forget to take the weekly "Work Progress Survey". Thank you!

5/20/2020

Has your child turned in his/her Rhythm Composition, Practice Records for March and April, Ear Training for April and May? You can find these worksheets from the above grade level Distance Learning page. What about a singing sample and Music Theory Exercise from your Distance Learning page?

Don't forget to take the weekly "Work Progress Survey". Thank you!

5/19/2020

Thank you for your continuous work. All the Ear Training and Music Theory worksheets look great!

The videos from all the Flipgrid assignments are excellent! Keep up with the excellent work! We are almost there.

5/18/2020

Welcome to a cool Monday morning! As we wind down to the end of the school year, be sure to check on parent portal to see if there is anything you could catch up before all grade books are finalized. Ms. Lee graded everything that was submitted by late last Friday, 5/15/2020, and replied up to all Flipgrid #9, "I'm a Believer". Please continue to turn in your music work.

This week we have two fun Flipgrid assignments: "Bach Doodle on Google" and be a judge for "Amazing Grace" performances. For those students who wish to find out all the names of the percussion instruments from last week's Flipgrid #8, "Percussion Instruments", Ms. Lee created a fun "Percussion Snowman" game for you. So we can learn the names of the instruments. Every drum has a different name! If you have difficulties to view the embedded videos, click on this "Videos" page.

There is also a jigsaw puzzle game based on Picasso's famous painting, "The Three Musicians". The original of this painting is permanently on display in Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City.

Have fun and enjoy!

5/16/2020

Happy weekend!

Do you like "Cats"? One of our parents sent Ms. Lee a "Stay-At-Home" video of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats". If you have the time for a full-stage Broadway show, enjoy here!

Thank you for all who turned in music work of all kinds. You rock!

5/15/2020

Today is the last day for any student who wish to join our virtual chorus to sing "For We Wish You Music" and please use Ms. Lee's piano track to record your singing and send your video to her ASAP.

The "Music Theory Exercise" is available on grade level Distance Learning page. You will be able to do it easily or find answers by yourself from the "Singing Basics" booklet. Please take your time to answer all questions as correctly as possible. The modified version is intended for the SAI students.

All Flipgrid assignments are coming along smoothly. If you have issues to watch the posted videos, contact Ms. Lee ASAP.

A new music game is available for you to try. What Is My Musical Instrument? is a combination of memory game and pairing game. Half of the cards will have a picture and a sound, while the other half have a printed word. Have you tried some other games that Ms. Lee made for you, such as Musical Instruments Matching Game, The Aquariums, Musical Instruments Jigsaw Puzzle, and Music Notation Memory Game? Please check them out.

Enjoy a fabulous weekend!

5/14/2020

Today's optional Zoom classes will be help at the following time:

4th Grade (CP3/4 & CU3/4) - 2:30 to 3:00 pm
5th Grade (CU5/6) - 1:45 to 2:15 pm
6th Grade (CP5/6) - 1:00to 1:30 pm

The new weekly "Work Progress Survey" for this week is available for each grade level. As you work on the music projects, don't forget to fill out the survey at the end. Have you turned in your singing sample, such as stated on "Group Singing Exercise" in Flipgrid #6? If yes, you may choose to skip the Solo SInging Exercise and still receive full credit!

The "Music Theory Exercise" is available on grade level Distance Learning page. You will be able to do it easily or find answers by yourself from the "Singing Basics" booklet. Please take your time to answer all questions as correctly as possible.

All Flipgrid assignments are coming along smoothly. If you have issues to watch the posted videos, contact Ms. Lee ASAP.

Have you tried some games that Ms. Lee made just for you, such as Musical Instruments Matching Game, The Aquariums, Musical Instruments Jigsaw Puzzle, and Music Notation Memory Game? Please check them out.

5/13/2020

The new weekly "Work Progress Survey" for this week is available for each grade level starting today. As you work on the music projects, don't forget to fill out the survey at the end.

Have you turned in your singing sample, such as stated on "Group Singing Exercise" described in Flipgrid #6?

Thank you for those who turned in the "Music Theory Exercise" yesterday. You were fast! For everyone else, you will be able to do it easily or find answers by yourself from the "Singing Basics" booklet. Please take your time to answer all questions as correctly as possible. Check on your grade level Distance Learning page above for your worksheet.

More Flipgrid assignments will be posted on every Monday, while new "Work Progress Survey" will be available on Wednesdays. As announced earlier, the optional Zoom classes are scheduled for Thursdays.

Ms. Lee is grading each student's work and listening to all the singing samples, also making online musical games for everyone to have some fun, such as Musical Instruments Matching Game, The Aquariums, Musical Instruments Jigsaw Puzzle, and Music Notation Memory Game. Please check them out.

5/12/2020

Have you turned in your singing sample, such as stated on "Group Singing Exercise" described in Flipgrid #6?

Thank you for those who turned in the "Music Theory Exercise" yesterday. You were fast! For everyone else, you will be able to do it easily or find answers by yourself from the "Singing Basics" booklet. Please take your time to answer all questions as correctly as possible. Check on your grade level Distance Learning page above for your worksheet.

More Flipgrid assignments will be posted on every Monday, while new "Work Progress Survey" will be available on Wednesdays. As announced earlier, the optional Zoom classes are scheduled for Thursdays.

Ms. Lee is grading each student's work and listening to all the singing samples, also making online musical games for everyone to have some fun, such as Musical Instruments Matching Game, The Aquariums, Musical Instruments Jigsaw Puzzle, and Music Notation Memory Game. Please check them out.

5/11/2020

Four weeks to the end of the school year! We have a few more projects ahead. First, it is mandatory that you turn in your singing sample, such as stated on "Group Singing Exercise" described in Flipgrid #6.

"Music Theory Exercise" is next. You will be able to do it easily or find answers by yourself from the "Singing Basics" booklet. Please take your time to answer all questions as correctly as possible. Check on your grade level Distance Learning page above for your worksheet.

More Flipgrid assignments will be posted on every Monday. In the meantime, Ms. Lee is recording each student's work and listening to your singing samples, also making online musical games for everyone to have some fun. Please check them out.

Optional Zoom classes are scheduled for Thursday and new "Work Progress Survey" will be available on Wednesday.

5/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day!

5/9/2020

The biggest news in Vocal Music today... Drum Roll... If you do the Flipgrid Assignment #6 - Group Singing Exercise, it will fulfill your "Group Singing Exercise" for 100 points, AND for your "Solo Singing Exercise" for another 100 points! After all, we no longer sing in groups in this school year! Yes, a one-for-three deal!

Would you like to try Ms. Lee's Musical Instruments Matching Game? How about Musical Instruments Jigsaw Puzzle? Or maybe you can do better than Ms. Lee's score at Music Notation Memory Game? Have fun!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all moms!

5/8/2020

Where is your child's May Ear Training? Click on your grade level EDL page for the Worksheet and the Video.

If you were looking for a small group of students to sing the Group Singing Test, no worries, it is now called the "Group Singing Exercise" for the sake of Parent Portal, but NOT a test anymore. You will watch Ms. Lee's grade level GSE video, then record yourself singing on Flipgrid. You may choose to sing by numbers, solfege, OR lyrics, not all three. The individual song videos can be found on your grade level EDL page, or on Flipgrid. You can use the piano track here too.

Ms. Lee created a simple memory card game for everyone to play. How much time did you spend and how many cards did you turn? What is your best score? Ms. Lee had a best score at turning 30 cards and spending 36 seconds during the Zoom class yesterday! You can do better! Your feedback can be given on Google Classroom, weekly "Work Progress Survey", OR a simple email. Thank you! How about a Musical Instruemnts Jigsaw Puzzle Game? Ms. Lee made this one too.

Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

5/7/2020

Are you ready for the May Ear Training? Click on your grade level EDL page above for the Worksheet and the Video.

Instead of the original "Group Singing Test" that would be done in the classroom with a small group of students, it is now called the "Group Singing Exercise" for the sake of Parent Portal. You will watch Ms. Lee's grade level GSE video, then record yourself singing on Flipgrid. You may choose to sing by numbers, solfege, OR lyrics, not all three. The individual song videos can be found on your grade level EDL page, or on Flipgrid. You can use the piano track here too.

Ms. Lee created a simple memory card game for everyone to play. How much time did you spend and how many cards did you turn? What is your best score? We have a new winner in 6th grade! Our best score is turning 30 cards and spending 1:05! Super! Your feedback can be given on Google Classroom, weekly "Work Progress Survey", OR a simple email. Thank you! How about a Musical Instruemnts Jigsaw Puzzle Game? Ms. Lee made this one too.

Today's optional Zoom classes schedule is 6th Grade at 1:00 pm, 5th Grade at 1:45 pm, and 4th Grade at 2:30 pm. Same log in as last time.

Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

5/6/2020

Are you ready for the May Ear Training? Click on your grade level EDL page above for the Worksheet and the Video.

Instead of the original "Group Singing Test" that would be done in the classroom with a small group of students, it is now called the "Group Singing Exercise" for the sake of Parent Portal. You will watch Ms. Lee's grade level GSE video, then record yourself singing on Flipgrid. You may choose to sing by numbers, solfege, OR lyrics, not all three. The individual song videos can be found on your grade level EDL page, or on Flipgrid. You can use the piano track here too.

Ms. Lee created a simple memory card game for everyone to play. How much time did you spend and how many cards did you turn? What is your best score? We have a new winner in 5th grade! Our best score is turning 32 cards and spending 1:10! Super! Your feedback can be given on Google Classroom, weekly "Work Progress Survey", OR a simple email. Thank you! How about a Musical Instruemnts Jigsaw Puzzle Game? Ms. Lee made this one too.

If you want to be a member of the "IUSD Virtual Chorus" to sing "For We Wish You Music", check your grade level video of this song: 3rd/4th, 5th (CU5/6), and 6th (CP5/6). Learn, sing, and practice making a video of yourself singing.

Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

5/5/2020

Happy cindo de Mayo to everyone!

Many students have turned in their May Ear Training and received full score! Are you ready? Click on your grade level EDL page above for the Worksheet and the Video.

Instead of the original "Group Singing Test" that would be done in the classroom with a small group of students, it is now called the "Group Singing Exercise" for the sake of Parent Portal. You will watch Ms. Lee's grade level GSE video, then record yourself singing on Flipgrid. You may choose to sing by numbers, solfege, OR lyrics, not all three. The individual song videos can be found on your grade level EDL page, or on Flipgrid. You can use the piano track here too.

Ms. Lee created a simple memory card game for everyone to play. How much time did you spend and how many cards did you turn? What is your best score? We have a new winner in 5th grade! Our best score is turning 32 cards and spending 1:10! Super! Your feedback can be given on Google Classroom, weekly "Work Progress Survey", OR a simple email. Thank you! How about a Musical Instruemnts Jigsaw Puzzle Game? Ms. Lee made this one too.

If you want to be a member of the "IUSD Virtual Chorus" to sing "For We Wish You Music", check your grade level video of this song: 3rd/4th, 5th (CU5/6), and 6th (CP5/6). Learn, sing, and practice making a video of yourself singing.

Where are your April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record? April came, went, and gone!

Don't forget to take a week 6 "Work Progress Survey" before it will be closed by midnight tonight. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

5/4/2020

Today is the May Ear Training Day. Is your child ready? Click on your grade level Distance Learning page for the Worksheet and the Video. When he/she isfinished, please send the answers to Ms. Lee.

Instead of the original "Group Singing Test" that would be done in the classroom with a small group of students, it is now called the "Group Singing Exercise" for the sake of Parent Portal. Your child will watch Ms. Lee's grade level GSE video, then record him/herself singing on Flipgrid. He/she may choose to sing by numbers, solfege, OR lyrics, not all three, and can use the piano track on the Distance Learning page too. The videos can be found on the grade level Distance Learning page, or on Flipgrid.

Ms. Lee created a simple memory card game for everyone to play. How much time did you spend and how many cards did you turn? What is your best score? So far, our best score is turning 32 cards and spending 1:17! Wow! Please give your feedback on Google Classroom, weekly "Work Progress Survey", OR a simple email. Thank you! Another game is being developed and will be posted tomorrow. Check back soon and have fun!

If you want to be a member of the "IUSD Virtual Chorus" to sing "For We Wish You Music", check your grade level video of this song: 3rd/4th, 5th (CU5/6), and 6th (CP5/6). Learn, sing, and practice making a video of yourself singing.

Where are your April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record? April came, went, and gone!

Don't forget to take a week 6 "Work Progress Survey" before it will be closed by midnight tomorrow. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

5/1/2020

It is May Day today! Happy Friday!

Ms. Lee created a simple memory card game for everyone to play. How much time did you spend and how many cards did you turn? What is your best score? Please give her your feedback on Google Classroom, weekly "Work Progress Survey", OR a simple email. Thank you!

After yesterday's Zoom classes, still thinking about being a member of the "IUSD Virtual Chorus" to sing "For We Wish You Music"? Check your grade level video of this song: 3rd/4th, 5th (CU5/6), and 6th (CP5/6). Learn, sing, and make a video of yourself singing. More detail will be posted here.

Have you tried any of the FIVE assignments on Flipgrid? If you have trouble access the embedded videos, contact Ms. Lee ASAP.

Where are your April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record? April is gone!

Don't forget to take a week 6 "Work Progress Survey" by Friday, 5/1/2020. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

4/30/2020

Still thinking about being a member of the "IUSD Virtual Chorus" to sing "For We Wish You Music" before the end of this school year? Check your grade level video of this song: 3rd/4th, 5th (CU5/6), and 6th (CP5/6). Learn, sing, and make a video of yourself singing. We will go through the song during today's Zoom.

We now have FIVE assignments on Flipgrid. Here is a guide to "Learning from Home" and it is translated to 8 other languages to help students use Flipgrid. Click on Flipgrid for details of each assignment. Your own demonstration is always welcome! The topics are:
1. Welcome,
2. "Stay-At-Home" Physical Exercises,
3. Favorite Music,
4. Be the judge for pre-selected performances of "What the World Needs Now", and
5. Be the judge for pre-selected performances of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Have you turned in your April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record? April is almost over!

Don't forget to take a week 6 "Work Progress Survey" by Friday, 5/1/2020. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

4/29/2020

Calling all singers! Would your child like to be a member of the "IUSD Virtual Chorus" to sing "For We Wish You Music" before the end of this school year? Check your grade level video of this song: 3rd/4th, 5th (CU5/6), and 6th (CP5/6). Learn, sing, and make a video of your child singing. Ms. Lee will take care the editing later.

We now have FIVE assignments on Flipgrid. Here is a guide to "Learning from Home" and it is translated to 8 other languages to help students use Flipgrid. Click on Flipgrid for details of each assignment. Your own demonstration is always welcome! The topics are:
1. Welcome,
2. "Stay-At-Home" Physical Exercises,
3. Favorite Music,
4. Be the judge for pre-selected performances of "What the World Needs Now", and
5. Be the judge for pre-selected performances of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Has your child turned in his/her April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record? April is almost over!

Don't forget to take a week 6 "Work Progress Survey" by Friday, 5/1/2020. Click here to find the grade level weekly survey.

4/28/2020

In case you are looking for the FOUR assignments on Flipgrid, the topics are: 1. Welcome, 2. "Stay-At-Home" Physical Exercises,3. Favorite Music, and 4.Be the judge for pre-selected performances of "What the World Needs Now." Click on Flipgrid for details of each assignment. Your own demonstration is always welcome!

During the Zoom sessions on 4/23/20, here is what we did the following:
3rd/4th Grade: Stretching/Breathing, Warm-ups, Rhythm, The Vowels, and The Consonants
5th Grade (CU5/6): Stretching/Breathing, Warm-ups, Rhythm, Intervals of 6th, Intervals of 7th, and Octave
6th Grade (CP5/6): Stretching/Breathing, Warm-ups, Rhythm, Tempo Marks, Major Scales, Accidentals, and 16th Notes & Rests.

Ms. Lee is still waiting for more April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record. Have you turned in yours yet? The graded results have been returned to students and posted on Parent Portal.

Don't forget to take a week 6 "Work Progress Survey" by Friday, 5/1/2020. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey. The Week 5 sruverys will expire tonight at midnight.

 

4/27/2020

Happy Monday!

Thank you for all the Flipgrid videos. We had three assignments on Flipgrid. The topics are: Welcome, "Stay-At-Home" Physical Exercises, and Favorite Music. As of last Friday, we have19 hours and 30 minutes of shared learning. That's how long it takes to watch all eight Harry Potter movies back-to-back! Wow!

Starting today, please watch three performances of "What the World Needs Now", be a judge, and share your opinion with us on Flipgrid. Your own demonstration is welcome!

In case you missed the Zoom sessions on 4/23/20, here is what we did:

3rd/4th Grade: Stretching/Breathing, Warm-ups, Rhythm, The Vowels, and The Consonants
5th Grade (CU5/6): Stretching/Breathing, Warm-ups, Rhythm, Intervals of 6th, Intervals of 7th, and Octave
6th Grade (CP5/6): Stretching/Breathing, Warm-ups, Rhythm, Tempo Marks, Major Scales, Accidentals, and 16th Notes & Rests.

Ms. Lee is still waiting for more April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record. Have you turned in yours yet? The graded results have been returned to students and posted on Parent Portal.

Don't forget to take a week 6 "Work Progress Survey" by Friday, 5/1/2020. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey. The Week 5 sruverys will expire tomorrow at midnight.

4/24/2020

Happy Friday! The weekend is here!

Thank you for all the Flipgrid videos. We now have three assignments on Flipgrid. The topics are: Welcome, "Stay-At-Home" Physical Exercises, and Favorite Music. So far, we have shared learningPlease share your best ideas with us on Flipgrid. Thank you for those who already submitted fabulous demonstrations on their video! Check it out here.

Lots of students joined Zoom Classes yesterday. The 5th and 6th Grade Classes went smoothly. Somehow, the 4th Grade Zoom had a blackout moment. Thank you for hanging out while Ms. Lee got it going again. Your team of music teachers have a meeting this morning, 4/24/20, about the future Zoom Class date and time. You will get the post soon. Here is what we did during yesterday's Zoom sessions:

3rd/4th Grade: Stretching/Breathing, Warm-ups, Rhythm, The Vowels, and The Consonants
5th Grade (CU5/6): Stretching/Breathing, Warm-ups, Rhythm, Intervals of 6th, Intervals of 7th, and Octave
6th Grade (CP5/6): Stretching/Breathing, Warm-ups, Rhythm, Tempo Marks, Major Scales, Accidentals, and 16th Notes & Rests.

Ms. Lee is still waiting for more April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record. Have you turned in yours yet? Please keep them coming!

Don't forget to take a week 5 "Work Progress Survey" as your Music exit ticket. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey. Have a fantastic weekend!

4/23/2020

Thank you for all the Flipgrid videos. We now have three assignments on Flipgrid. The topics are: Welcome, "Stay-At-Home" Physical Exercises, and Favorite Music. Please share your best ideas with us on Flipgrid. Thank you for those who already submitted fabulous demonstrations on their video! Check it out here.

To coordinate with your school music team, all music Zoom classes are set for today, Thursday, 4/23/20. Please check your email for your grade level time. There is a 5 minutes "Waiting Room" that allows students to log on early and meet and greet. We have 30 minutes only today. Please be on time.

Ms. Lee is still waiting for more April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record. Have you turned in yours yet? Please keep them coming!

Don't forget to take a week 5 "Work Progress Survey" as your Music exit ticket. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

4/22/2020

Happy Earth Day!

Our second Flipgrid assignment is about "Stay-At-Home" physical exercises. Please have your child share his/her best exercise with us on Flipgrid. Thank you for those who already submitted fabulous demonstrations on their video! Since we are doing so well on this project, Ms. Lee added another Flipgrid assignment today. Check it out here.

To coordinate with your school music team, all music Zoom classes are set for tomorrow, Thursday, 4/23/20. Please check your email tomorrow morning for your grade level time. The Vocal Music Zoom classes require your Zoom ID and Password to log on BEFORE your class time. There is a 5 minutes "Waiting Room" that allows students to log on early and meet and greet. We have 30 minutes on Thursday. Please be on time.

Ms. Lee is still waiting for more April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record. Have you turned in yours yet? Please keep them coming!

Don't forget to take a week 5 "Work Progress Survey" as your exit ticket. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

4/21/2020

Our Zoom classes are set for this Thursday, 4/23/20. Please check your email. The Vocal Music Zoom classes require your Zoom ID and Password to log on BEFORE your class time. There is a 5 minutes "Waiting Room" that allows students to log on early and meet and greet. We have 30 minutes on Thursday. Please be on time.

As of this morning, there are 2802 views in Ms. Lee's Flipgrid first project, "My Favorite Food." As it turned out that Pizza was the winning favorite food, while Canyon View 6th Grade class had the highest participation rate, with Brywood 4th Grade being a close second. Click here to see the result of "My Favorite Food."

Our second Flipgrid assignment is about "Stay-At-Home" physical exercises. Please share your best exercise with us on Flipgrid. Thank you for those who already submitted fabulous demonstrations on their video!

Ms. Lee is still waiting for more April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record. Have you turned in yours yet? Please keep them coming!

Don't forget to take a weekly "Work Progress Survey" as your exit ticket. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey. Week 4 survey will expire by midnight tonight.

4/20/2020

Happy Birthday, Mr. Kroesen!

Our Zoom classes are set for this Thursday, 4/23/20. Please check your email. The Vocal Music Zoom classes require your Zoom ID and Password to log on BEFORE your class time. There is a 5 minutes "Waiting Room" that allows students to log on early and meet and greet. We have 30 minutes on Thursday. Please be on time.

Welcome to our second week of Flipgrid. As of this morning, there are 110 videos in Ms. Lee's Flipgrid account, 6 hours and 46 minutes of total engagement time. That's about how long it would take to build the Lego Porsche 911 GT3! As it turned out that Pizza was the winning favorite food, while Canyon View 6th Grade class had the highest participation rate. Click here to see the result of "My Favorite Food." Our next Flipgrid assignment is about "Stay-At-Home" physical exercises. Please share your best exercise with us on Flipgrid, demonstrations are welcome!

Did your child send in his/her April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record? Ms. Lee had caught up with grading and replying to each student individually. It is not too late to turn them in. Please keep them coming!

Don't forget to take a weekly "Work Progress Survey" as your exit ticket. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

4/17/2020

Our "Zoom meetings Take 2" was widely participated. Not commenting furthur on some 6th graders who were hidden behind their dark video screens, everyone looked super! Our next Zoom is scheduled for next Thursday, 4/23/20. The invites will go out on Monday.

Did your child send in his/her April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record? Ms. Lee had caught up with grading and replying to each student individually. It is not too late to turn them in. Please keep them coming!

Zoom - The Vocal Music Zoom Meetings require your Zoom Meeting ID and Password to log on BEFORE your class' meeting time. There is a 15 minutes "Waiting Room" that allows students to log on early. We have 30 minutes meeting time on Thursday. Please be on time.

Flipgrid - The second new way for students to share their music ideas is to use Flipgrid. It is an IUSD-approved video creation program that we will use in our Distance Learning lessons and beyond. Please download that app with any device by today, 4/17/2020. As of this morning, there are 97 videos in Ms. Lee's Flipgrid account, total engagement time

Don't forget to take a weekly "Work Progress Survey" as your exit ticket. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

4/16/2020

Thank you for those who joined the Zoom meetings on this past Tuesday. Your child looked fantastic! If you missed the meeting or would like to join us again.

Did your child send in his/her April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record? Instead of physically being inside of the music classroom, Ms. Lee spends a lot of time to grade and reply to each student individually, then update the results onto Parent Portal. It is not too late to turn them in. Please keep them coming!

Zoom - The Vocal Music Zoom Meetings require your Zoom Meeting ID and Password to log in BEFORE your class' meeting time. There is a 15 minutes "Waiting Room" that allows students to log on early. We have 20 minutes meeting time only. Please be on time.

Flipgrid - The second new way for students to share their music ideas is to use Flipgrid. It is an IUSD-approved video creation program that we will use in our Distance Learning lessons and beyond. Please download that app with any device by this Friday, 4/17/2020. As of this morning, there are 82 videos in Ms. Lee's Flipgrid account, 4 hours and 45 minutestotal engagement time

Don't forget to take a weekly "Work Progress Survey" as your child's exit ticket. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

4/15/2020

Thank you for those who joined the Zoom meetings yesterday. Your child looked fantastic! If you missed the meeting or would like to join us again, the make-up meeting invites have gone out to parents as of 6:00 pm yesterday.

Ms. Lee is looking forward to getting your child's April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record. Instead of physically being inside of the music classroom, Ms. Lee spends a lot of time to grade and reply to each student individually, then update the results onto Parent Portal. It is not too late to turn them in. Please keep them coming!

Zoom - The Vocal Music Zoom Meetings require your Zoom Meeting ID and Password to log in BEFORE your class' meeting time. There is a 15 minutes "Waiting Room" that allows students to log on early. We have 20 minutes meeting time only. Please be on time.

Flipgrid - The second new way for students to share their music ideas is to use Flipgrid. It is an IUSD-approved video creation program that we will use in our Distance Learning lessons and beyond. Please download that app with any device by this Friday, 4/17/2020. As of this morning, there are 76 videos in Ms. Lee's Flipgrid account. Thank you for taking care of business and get your work done early.

Don't forget to take a weekly "Work Progress Survey" as your child's exit ticket. Click here to find your grade level weekly survey.

4/14/2020

Thank you for those who had turned in their Flipgrid assignment. Obviously some of you have spent a little time to get to know the program and presented yourselves fabulously!

And, thank you for submitting your April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record. Instead of physically being inside of the music classroom, Ms. Lee spends a lot of time to grade and reply to each student individually, then update the results onto Parent Portal. It is not too late to turn them in. Please keep them coming!

Zoom - A Vocal Music Zoom Meeting invitation was sent yesterday. Use the Zoom Meeting ID and Password to log in BEFORE your class' meeting time. We have 20 minutes only. Please be on time. If you can not make it for any reason, Ms. Lee will send another invite for a meeting on Thursday, 4/16/2020.

Flipgrid - The other new way for students to share their music ideas is to use Flipgrid. It is an IUSD-approved video creation program that we will use in our Distance Learning lessons and beyond. Please download that app with any device by this Friday, 4/17/2020.

Don't forget to take a weekly "Work Progress Survey" as your child's exit ticket. The Week 3 surveys will be closed by midnight tonight. Click here to find your grade level survey.

4/13/2020

Thank you again for those who had submitted their April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record. Instead of physically being inside of the music classroom, Ms. Lee spends a lot of time to grade and reply to each student individually. It is not too late to turn them in. Please keep them coming!

Zoom - A Vocal Music Zoom Meeting invitation can be found in this week's email. If you do not have it yet, please down load the app and use the Zoom Meeting ID and Password to log in BEFORE your class' meeting time. We have 20 minutes only. Please be on time.

Flipgrid - Another new way for students to share their music ideas is to use Flipgrid. It is an IUSD-approved video creation program that we will use in our Distance Learning lessons and beyond. Please download that app with any device by this Friday, 4/17/2020.

Don't forget to take a weekly "Work Progress Survey" as your child's exit ticket. Have a terrific weekend!

4/10/2020

Thank you for those who had submitted their April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record. Ms. Lee had spent a long time to grade and reply to each student individually.

The first Vocal Music exercise for this week was the April Ear Training. You can choose to work with the Ear Training Worksheet found in your email, or simply write down your answers on any random piece of paper. By following the Ear Training video, read and clap the patterns first, then write the patterns in the order of the video presentation. Finally, submit your answers to Ms. Lee at kaiilee@iusd.org or kaii@kafm.net.

And, if you have not done so, please check out the Rhythm Composition 3 worksheet. It is all about RHYTHM!

Everyone should have lots of minutes of "outside of school" activities to record on the Practice Record, especially that we no longer physically go to school. Please check the EDL page often and take the weekly work progress survey. Thank you!

Don't forget to take a weekly "Work Progress Survey" as your child's exit ticket. Have a terrific weekend!

4/8/2020

Thank you for those who had submitted their April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record.

The first Vocal Music exercise for this week is the April Ear Training. You can choose to work with the Ear Training Worksheet found in your email, or simply write down your answers on any random piece of paper. By following the Ear Training video, read and clap the patterns first, then write the patterns in the order of the video presentation. Finally, submit your answers to Ms. Lee at kaiilee@iusd.org or kaii@kafm.net.

If you have not done so, please check out the Rhythm Composition 3 worksheet. It is all about RHYTHM!

Everyone should have lots of minutes of "outside of school" activities to record on the Practice Record, especially that we no longer physically go to school. Please check the EDL page often and take the weekly work progress survey. Thank you!

In the meantime, Ms. Lee is answering everyone's April Ear Training, Rhythm Composition 3, and March Practice Record individually.

4/6/2020

Welcome back to Distance Learning! We have our official orders from our superintendent that schools will stay closed through the end of this school year. School is out, but learning is in!

The first Vocal Music exercise for this week is the April Ear Training. You can choose to work with the Ear Training Worksheet found in your email, or simply write down your answers on any random piece of paper. By following the Ear Training video, read and clap the patterns first, then write the patterns in the order of the video presentation. Finally, submit your answers to Ms. Lee at kaiilee@iusd.org or kaii@kafm.net.

Please check the EDL page often and take the weekly work progress survey. Thank you!

If you have not seen it yet, here is an uplifting version of Beethoven's "Ode To Joy", performed by members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, in Netherlands, at each member's home. After the musicians introduce themselves, the double bass starts at 0:44 of the video and the choral portion starts at 3:08 of the video. Ms. Lee had created a singer's version so you can sing along with this orchestra. If you need help with the German pronunciation, click here. Have fun!

4/3/2020

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today is the birthday of the conductor of Pacific Choral, Dr. Rob Isted. Happy Birthday, Maestro!

Here is an uplifting version of Beethoven's "Ode To Joy", performed by members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, in Netherlands, at each member's home. After the musicians introduce themselves, the music starts at 0:44 of the video and the choral portion starts at 3:08 of the video. Ms. Lee had created a singer's version so you can sing with this orchestra. If you need help with the German pronunciation, click here. Have fun!

Enjoy Spring Break, please take care and be healthy!

4/1/2020

Our superintendent announced at 2:48 pm today that IUSD would be closed through the end of this school year, like all the other California schools. We will be on the Distance Learning for ten more weeks.

More than ever, people are looking for ways to keep learning online. Wherever you’re learning right now, it’s important to stay motivated. Sticking to a routine helps us maintain a healthy learning habit. Choose a specific time to take a music lesson, like right when you wake up or just before lunch, and you’ll remember to practice every day. In a typical music lesson, we go through the following activities:

• Stretching - 2 minutes
• Breathing - 3 minutes
• Warm-up Singing - 3 minutes
• Rhythm Reading/Clapping - 5 minutes
• Singing Basics Songs Singing - 15 minutes
• Concert Songs Singing - 12 minutes

Check the videos Ms. Lee had created for each grade level, 4th, 5th, 6th grade, and "The Star-Spangled Banner" in three different ways.

In the meantime, enjoy Spring Break, please take care and be healthy!

3/30/2020

Happy National Doctor's Day! We salute to all the brave and hard-working doctors and nurses in this great nation!

It is the first full day of our Spring Break. Instead of watching more Netflix shows or playing video games, how about getting a schedule ready for the "Stay-At-Home" period that could last longer than we first anticipated? Don't forget to schedule some outdoor time everyday for physical exercises.

While enjoying Spring Break, please take care and be healthy!

3/27/2020

Good news! We made it through two weeks of Distance Learning. Ms. Lee received many "Rhythm Composition" worksheets from all her five schools during these unusual days. Where is your Rhythm Composition 3? Don't forget to turn in your Rhythm Composition 3 soon, check the future lessons and take the grade-level-sensitive survey here.

Enjoy Spring Break!

3/26/2020

As everyone spends a lot more time at home, we should set our own schedule and make learning fun. There will be plenty of reading, writing, and math homework. What about taking a break with some musical games? The following websites are created for k-12 students, with music education in mind:

Groove Pizza - a circular rhythm app for creative music making and learning, created by NYU
PianoNanny - the original free online piano and music lesson course, established in February of 1994
Classics for Kids - when school is out, music is in, including parents resources

Or, how about visiting a museum or two?

After all the fun activities, don't forget to turn in your Rhythm Composition 3 and the grade-level-sensitive survey.

3/25/2020

With regret from everyone involved in the Honor Chorus process, we have learned that the Honors Concert 2020 has been officially canceled by our IUSD school board and superintendent. However, those songs are still posted on the Honor Chorus link. Enjoy singing with the pros!

Please continue to work with the 4th Grade EDL, 5th Grade EDL, and 6th Grade EDL pages. Just about everything that your child needed for the vocal music class is on those pages. Ms. Lee will add more teaching videos as the lessons continue on. In a typical music lesson, we go through the following activities:

• Stretching - 2 minutes
• Breathing - 3 minutes
• Warm-up Singing - 3 minutes
• Rhythm Reading/Clapping - 5 minutes
• Singing Basics Songs Singing - 15 minutes
• Concert Songs Singing - 12 minutes

Use this list as a guide, with your child's other online school work in mind, his/her personal music time may be different than others. Don't forget to turn in the Rhythm Composition 3 and the grade-level-sensitive survey.

3/24/2020

The IUSD Distance Learning has been extended until May 1st. Please check back at this page often for Vocal Music classes updates.

Ms. Lee has received many "Rhythm Composition 3" from each school via internet. Where is yours? If you need help with it, contact Ms. Lee at either kaiilee@iusd.org or kaii@kafm.net.

If you are in either the Culverdale or College Park 3/4 combo class, please check the 4th grade page. If you are in the Culverdale 5/6 combo class, please use the 5th grade page. However, if you are in the College Park 5/6 combo class, please go to the 6th grade page. When in doubt, please contact Ms. Lee at either kaiilee@iusd.org or kaii@kafm.net. Thank you!

New videos have been created by Ms. Lee for the following subjects:

Warm-up Singing
4th Grade Rhythm 3
5th Grade Rhythm 3
6th Grade Rhythm 3

3/23/2020

Happy Monday! Hope everyone is doing well and healthy! If you are looking for the last Distance Learning survey, they are here:

4th Grade & 3rd/4th Combo at both College Park and Culverdale
5th Grade & 5th/6th Combo at Culverdale
6th Grade & 5th/6th Combo at College Park

If you are in either the Culverdale or College Park 3/4 combo class, please check the 4th grade page. If you are in the Culverdale 5/6 combo class, please use the 5th grade page. However, if you are in the College Park 5/6 combo class, please go to the 6th grade page. When in doubt, please contact Ms. Lee at either kaiilee@iusd.org or kaii@kafm.net. Thank you!

Ms. Lee has received many "Rhythm Composition 3" from each school via internet. Where is yours? If you need help with it, contact Ms. Lee at either kaiilee@iusd.org or kaii@kafm.net.

3/21/2020

While we are all under the new guideline to stay home for an uncertain period of time, please continue to learn, have fun, and most of all, sing! Don't forget to take a Distance Learning survery tomorrow:

4th Grade & 3rd/4th Combo at both College Park and Culverdale
5th Grade & 5th/6th Combo at Culverdale
6th Grade & 5th/6th Combo at College Park

The three individual pages designed for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade has been updated already. If you are in either the Culverdale or College Park 3/4 combo class, please check the 4th grade page. If you are in the Culverdale 5/6 combo class, please use the 5th grade page. However, if you are in the College Park 5/6 combo class, please go to the 6th grade page. When in doubt, please contact Ms. Lee at either kaiilee@iusd.org or kaii@kafm.net. Thank you!

Ms. Lee has received several "Rhythm Composition 3" from each school via internet. Keep it coming!

3/19/2020

Hello Vocal Music Families, hope you are all doing well!

The three individual pages designed for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade has been updated already. If you are in either the Culverdale or College Park 3/4 combo class, please check the 4th grade page. If you are in the Culverdale 5/6 combo class, please use the 5th grade page. However, if you are in the College Park 5/6 combo class, please go to the 6th grade page. When in doubt, please contact Ms. Lee at either kaiilee@iusd.org or kaii@kafm.net. Thank you!

Ms. Lee has received the very first "Rhythm Composition 3" from a Canyon View 4th grade student via internet. Excellent work!

3/18/2020

Dear Vocal Music Families, as we continue with the Distance Learning, this website will serve as Ms. Lee's voice to get her messages out. Please check this page often for updates.

There are three individual pages designed for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. If you are in either the Culverdale or College Park 3/4 combo class, please check the 4th grade page. If you are in the Culverdale 5/6 combo class, please use the 5th grade page. However, if you are in the College Park 5/6 combo class, please go to the 6th grade page. When in doubt, please contact Ms. Lee at either kaiilee@iusd.org or kaii@kafm.net. Thank you!

3/17/2020

If you have not tried this, Chrome Music Lab is a fun and safe place to visit on the internet for those who love to create music. Students already have this software installed on their school ChromeBook. Do you know that students can check out a ChromeBook for home use? Check with your school office ASAP.

For those students who missed their singing lessons, here are two warm-up exercises links: Warm-Ups and Warm-Ups 2. Please give a try! Remember to use rounded vowels, A-E-I-O-U, when you sing!

Ms. Lee is getting the new concert songs ready for the new learning environment. Please check your email "In Box" for these copyright protected materials. Once you have them, please print and keep them in your music folder. Thank you!

3/16/2020

Hello Vocal Music Families, hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.

All music and art teachers got together this morning and worked to get several lesson plans going for the near future. The specific lessons regarding Ms. Lee's vocal music classes will be posted at this website. When the grade-specific lessons are ready, Ms. Lee will send out emails to every family accordingly. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, Chrome Music Lab is a fun and safe place to visit on the internet for those who love to create music. Students already have this software installed on their school ChromeBook. Enjoy!

3/13/2020

As we all know that the IUSD will closed for three weeks, please continue to check back at this website for the newest updates. Be healthy and be good! Ms. Lee is thinking about you.

3/12/2020

College Park singers had performed to a full house last night. Thank you for being on time for the performance and looking sharp! Thank you parents, for being super supportive to the vocal program. Everyone had a great time at the College Park concert! Let's sing more!

3/11/2020

Canyon View's "March Music in Our Schools Concert" was well performed andreceived! Thank you for going to a different to sing, Brywood and Eastwood singers.

College Park singers, you are next! See you at 5:45 pm.

3/10/2020

Eastwood singers did afantastic job, especially that the 6th grade just had Outdoor Ed for a week!

Get ready, Canyon View! See you this evening at 5:45 pm.

3/9/2020

Welcome back to school Eastwood 6th graders! There is a vocal concert scheduled for this evening in the Performing Arts Building, at 6:00 pm. Your call time is 5:45 pm. Sing on!

If you wished to make up your March Ear Training exercise, see Ms. Lee ASAP.

Canyon View's "March Music in Our Schools Concert" is next, on Tuesday, 3/10/2020, at 6:00 pm, in the MPR

3/8/2020

The American Choral Directors Associations Conference has successfully come to an end. The three Honor Choruses performed gloriously and beautifully! Ms. Lee attended many workshops, breakout sessions, and concerts. Every vocal student and teacher should have been there! It was a fantastic growing moment for all singers! Well done, ACDA!

3/4/2020

Culverdale had a wonderful concert last night. Students from 3rd grade through 6th grade participated in the performance. We had a full house! Thank you for all the parents being super supportive. Let's do it again soon!

Ms. Lee will be in Salt Lake City to attend the American Choral Directors Association's Conference as a participant and a chaperone. We have two singers from Canyon View who were selected to be a part of the ACDA Honor Chorus. One of Ms. Lee's former students will be singing in the ACDA High School Honor Chorus as well. Congratulations to all the great singers!

The Honors Concert ticket sales at the Segerstrom Concert Hall opens today. Click here to select your seats.

3/3/2020

What a fantastic concert at Brywood last night! Great job, everyone! Many thanks to our terrific parents and grandparents. You are the BEST!

3/2/2020

Welcome to the third trimester. If you have anything left to turn in to Ms. Lee, do it NOW!

Brywood singers, see you at 5:45 pm for your call time this evening.

Culverdale, get ready for your concert tomorrow evening in the MPR at 6:00 pm.

2/28/2020

Today is the last of the second trimester. Have you turned in EVERYTHING yet?

Brywood singers, your "Music In Our Schools Concert" is scheduled for Monday, 3/2/2020, at 6:00 pm. Let's sing!

2/24/2020

Here comes the last week of the second trimester. What else is there to do for your child to earn his/her "A+" music grade?

Brywood singers, your next school concert is coming up on Monday, 3/2/2020. Let's sing!

2/18/2020 Would you like a retake of the Music Theory Test? Where is your parent signature? Be prepared!
2/17/2020

Happy President's Day! This is a great day to work on that overdue Solo Singing Test, or get a parent signature on the Music Theory Test.

2/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day!

All Music Theory Tests have been graded and returned to students. Be sure to get a parent signature for a possible "Seven-Day-Take-Home-Open-Book" retake.

2/12/2020

All Music Theory Tests are done as of today. If you were absent from school during the test dates, please see Ms. Lee ASAP. This test is also 20% of your overall music grades.

2/10/2020

This is our Music Theory Test week. Click here to see a Study Guide for your Music Theory Tests.

2/7/2020

Today is the due date of the Solo Singing Test.

Click here to see a Study Guide for next week's Music Theory Tests.

2/5/2020

All Group Singing Tests are done as of today. If your child was absent from school during the test dates, please see Ms. Lee ASAP. This test is 20% of his/her overall music grades.

2/4/2020

Please help your student to arrive the Honor Chorus first rehearsal early to find his/her seat. Let's sing!

2/2/2020

Happy Ground Hog Day! Or, Happy Super Bowl Day! Enjoy a fabulous day with family and friends. Please check and remind your child to practice his/her Solo Singing Test. Tomorrow will be a great day to get the Solo Singing Test done at home, since there is no school for students on a staff development day.

1/30/2020

Congratulations to our new IUSD Honor Chorus singers! Ms. Lee has 20 students in this year's Honor Chorus. Sing On!

1/25/2020

The Honor Chorus 2020 audition is TODAY! Be early, be on time, and sing beautifully! Good luck!

1/24/2020

Happy New Year! (It is the New Year's Day today on the Chinese calendar.)

Future Honor Chorus 2020 singers, be sure to show up for your audition early at Eastwood Elementary School tomorrow. Good luck!

1/23/2020

Ms. Lee will perform with Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale in the Lune New Year Concert, at Segerstrom Concert Hall, on Saturday, 1/25/20, at 8:00 pm. Come and enjoy some unique singing and dancing to celebrate the New Year!

Are you ready for the Honor Chorus audition? Click here for an audition sample. See you on Saturday!

1/14/2020

Do you need a January Practice Record? Still looking for the Honor Chorus audition request form? It is due on Friday, 1/17/2020.

1/13/2020

We are learning new songs for the second trimester. It is a good habit to always have your music folder. Click here to see the next Group Singing Test and Solo Singing Test.

Do you need a Study Guide for the second trimester Music Theory Test?

1/8/2020

Is your December Practice Record ready to be turned in? Ms. Lee has new concert songs, including "The Star-Spngled Banner", for everyone. Be sure to keep them in your music folder until our next school concert in March.

Do you need a January Practice Record? Still looking for the Honor Chorus audition request form? It is due on Friday, 1/17/2020.

1/6/2020

Welcome back to school! This is the January Ear Training week. If you missed this exercise, please contact Ms. Lee for a make-up. Ear Training exercises are 10% of the overall music grades.

1/1/2020

Welcome to a brand new year and a brand new decade! Let's make it a fabulous start for singing great music together!

Ms. Lee will join the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Chorale, and American Feel Young Chorus in the Lunar New Year concert on Saturday, 1/25/2020, at 8:00 pm, in the Segerstrom Concert Hall. Please come and enjoy some world premiere and traditional music!

12/31/19

Happy New Year!

12/24/19

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate Christmas!

See you back here next week, next year, and next decade too.

Looking for the Honor Chorus audition request form? Be sure to submit by Friday, 1/17/2020.

12/22/19

The Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and Southern California Children's Chorus will be in concerts at Segerstrom Concert Hall this afternoon, 5:00 pm, and tomorrow, Monday, 12/23/19, at 7:30 pm. Come join the holiday spirit!

Here are some samples of the Pacific Chorale's Ave Maria, and Southern California Children's Chorus's Gloria.

12/20/19

Happy Winter Break!

Ms. Lee will join Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and Southern California Children's Chorus in concerts at Segerstrom Concert Hall on Sunday, 12/22/19 and Monday, 12/23/19. Get you 20% discount by calling PC office at 714.662.2345 and mention Ms. Lee's name.

Looking for the Honor Chorus audition request form? Be sure to submit by Friday, 1/17/2020.

12/16/19

Our volunteered singers from Brywood had fun singing on the outdoor stage at Segerstrom Arts Plaza on Saturday, 12/14/19. Four 4th graders, three 5th graders, and two sixth graders came to sing under a beautiful partly sunny afternoon. Students also had opportunities to try out the arts and creafts booths and take a little train ride around the center. Thank you for a great experience!

This is our second trimester "Rhythm Composition" week. We will take time in class to create our rhythmic patterns, by using 3/4 and 4/4/ time signatures. If you would be absent this week, be sure to download that form, create the patterns wherever you would be, and turn that complete work to Ms. Lee in January 2020.

12/14/19

Brywood Vocal Music students are invited to perform on the outdoor stage at Segerstrom Arts Plaza this afternoon. Please come and support the IUSD singers! See you in Costa Mesa.

Looking for the Honor Chorus audition request form? Be sure to submit by Friday, 1/17/2020.

12/11/19

With the stunning performance at Canyon View last night, our December concerts has come to an end. Two students from other schools went to sing at Canyon View. Students dressed beautifully and wow, what an audience!

If your child missed the December Concerts for any reason but cared for his/her concert credits, please contact Ms. Lee ASAP. There is always a Plan B and Plan C!

12/10/19

What a fabulous performance at Brywood! Thank you for all who attended the concert to sing beautifully and to support our singers! It was a wonderful evening of music! Two Eastwood students went to Brywood to sing as well. Thank you for taking care of your work.

If your child missed his/her school's concert for any reason, the last performance opportunity is at Canyon Veiw this evening, 6:00 pm. Canyon View is ready for this concert. Let's sing!

12/8/19

Brywood singers are up next for a school concert tomorrow, Monday, 12/9/19

If your child is a vocal music student of Eastwood, Culverdale, or College Park, and your child missed his/her school concert, you might consider going to join the Brywood performence to earn concert credits. Or, he/she can try it on Tuesday, 12/10/19, at Canyon View. Good luck!

12/5/19

College Park had a fabulous concert last night! Students sang beautifully and the audience was fantastic! Three Eastwood students went to sing at College Park as well. Ms. Lee received bunches of flowers at the end.

The next school concert is scheduled at Brywood on next Monday, 12/9/19.

12/4/19

Culverdale performances started early from 3rd/4th grade combo class through 6th grade class yesterday morning. Parents came early to have a good seat for the very small area we had for them. The performances were recorded by Mr. Burke and Mr. Warren for Instagram. Keep on singing!

12/3/19

Eastwood singers had the first school concert and did a great job on all the songs. We are thankful for super supportive parents too! Let's do that again soon.

Culverdale has performances scheduled during class time today. Sing on!

12/1/19

It is December today! Our vocal music concerts are scheduled as followed:

• Eastwood, Monday, 12/2/19, 6:00 pm, Performing Arts Building, call time is 5:45 pm
• Culverdale, Tuesday, 12/3/19, grade level music time- 3rd/4th combo at 8:15 am, 5/6th comb at /9:00 am, 6th only at 9:40am, Portable ONE (next to Rainbow Rising)
• College Park, Wednesday, 12/4/19, 6:00 pm, MPR, call time is 5:45 pm
• Brywood, Monday, 12/9/19, 6:00 pm, MPR, call time is 5:45 pm
• Canyon View, 12/10/19, 6:00 pm, MPR, call time is 5:45 pm

Remember to bring your own music folder, if you do not have everything memorized. Smile!

11/28/19 Happy Thanksgiving!
11/25/19

We are counting down to our first school concert dates in the next two weeks:

• Eastwood, Monday, 12/2/19, 6:00 pm, Performing Arts Building, call time is 5:45 pm
• Culverdale, Tuesday, 12/3/19, grade level music time- 3rd/4th combo at 8:10 am, 5/6th comb at /8:55 am, 6th only at 9:35am, Portable ONE
• College Park, Wednesday, 12/4/19, 6:00 pm, MPR, call time is 5:45 pm
• Brywood, Monday, 12/9/19, 6:00 pm, MPR, call time is 5:45 pm
• Canyon View, 12/10/19, 6:00 pm, MPR, call time is 5:45 pm

Bring your own music folder, if you do not have everything memorized. Smile!

11/18/19

Welcome to the second trimester!

For 5th and 6th graders, the IUSD Honor Chorus audition registreation is open now! The online regustration form can be found and submitted here. The audition samples can be downloaded here.

11/15/19

Today is the last day of he first trimester. Ms. Lee is finishing uploading the music grades. The breakdown of the music grades is as followed:

• Visit this website and answer a student survey - 10%
• Monthly Ear Trainings - 10%
• Monthly Practice Records - 10%
• Rhythm Composition in class - 10%
• Group Singing Test in class - 20%
• Solo Singing Test at home - 20%
• Music Theory Test in class, or retake at home - 20%

Did you finish everything on time to earn 100% and an "A+" for your report card?

11/13/19

The first trimester ends this Friday. Is your child ready for it? Has your child submitted his/her Solo Singing Test? Has your child turned in his/her Music Theory Test retake? How about his/her Practice Records, and a parent signature on the original test for a possible highest effort grade?

11/11/19

Happy Veterans Day! Thank a veteran everyday, especially today!

Here are October Practice Record and November Practice Record for you.

11/6/19

The end of the first trimester is fast approaching and report card time is near. Has your child submitted his/her Solo Singing Test? Has your child turned in his/her Music Theory Test retake? How about his/her Practice Records? Did you put a parent signature on your child's original test for him/her to receive a possible highest effort grade?

Ms. Lee will be performing with Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, 11/9/19, at 3:00 pm, at Segerstrom Concert Hall, in Costa Mesa. If you like two FREE orchestra seat tickets, contact Ms. Lee ASAP!

11/1/19

Happy November! Here are October Practice Record and November Practice Record for your child! Enjoy a great weekend!

10/31/19

We are all done with our Music Theory Test. Please sign for your child's test forhim/her to receive the highest effort grade possible. If your child woule like a "Take-Home-Open-Book" retake, please to speak to Ms. Lee. Retakes are avaible starting Monday, 11/4/19.

Is your child finished with the Solo Singing Test?

Happy Halloween, everyone!

10/28/19

Everyone has a Music Theory Test this week. Bring your lucky pencil! Click here for your Study Guide.

If you have not turned in your Solo Singing Test, you are three days late already!

November is almost here. Do you have an October Practice Record all filled out and ready to turn it in?

10/23/19

Is your child ready for the Music Theory Test? Click here for the Study Guide.

10/21/19

This week is the Group Singing Test and Solo Singing Test week. Be prepared to sing by numbers and solfege in class. Students may choose one way to sing for the Solo Singing Test at home. Good luck!

10/18/19

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the Group Singing Test scheduled for next week? And, Ms. Lee is welcoming all early Solo Singing Test submissions. Thank you for doing a fantastic job!

10/16/19

IUSD Honor Chorus, anyone? This is a 5th and 6th grades only event. More information is coming soon. In the meantime, know the audition day is Saturday, 1/25/20, at Eastwood. Save the date!

10/14/19

While there is no school, you may want to consider practicing your Group and Solo Singing Tests. If you have never done a Solo Singing Test, here is a step-by-step "How to" page just for that. Good luck!

Also, you may want to check the Study Guide for the first Music Theory Test.

Ms. Lee has two FREE Pacific Symphony Orchestra tickets for Saturday, 10/19/19, to give away. These two tickets are in the front orchestra section, C109 and C110. This program includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6, "Pathetique." If you would like to go to this concert and could use these tickets, please contact Ms. Lee ASAP.

10/12/19

Our singing tests are just around the corner. If your child hse submitted his/her Solo Singing Test during the 10/7/19 week, Ms. Lee have listened to the singing and replied back already. If your child needed to redo the test, please practice correctly, either numbers or solfege, and submit his/her SST again. The more he/she tries, the easier it gets!

Enjoy your long weekend with no school on next Monday, 10/14/19!

10/6/19

The final week of the ACDA and CCDA auditions are coming soon. If your child is still thinking about trying out for these two Honor Choruses, be sure to see Ms. Lee for the online audition recordings. Good luck!

If your child chooses to retake his/her October Ear Training exercise for a better grade, be there or be square! BRING A LUCKY PENCIL!

10/5/19 The IPSF, Irvine Public Schools Foundation, will host its 10th annual Gala at Kia Motor. Ten of Ms. Lee's singers will be performing with other elementary, middle school and high school singers. Break a leg, Singers!
10/3/19

The October Ear Training is done. Ms. Lee will post the results onto Parent Portal by the end of this week. If your child had missed the Ear Training and wished to make it up, see Ms. Lee ASAP.

Click here to see a short video of Pacific Symphony Orchestra's "Carmina Burana", including Ms. Lee, performed on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The whole concert was recorded for future broadcasting.

10/1/19 Happy October! Your child's September Practice Record is due this week. Is he/sheready? We will have our October Ear Training in this week as well. Please remind your child to bring his/her lucky pencil and music folder to class!
9/29/19

Happy New Year, to those who celebrates Rosh Hashana!

9/29/19

The last day of September is upon us. Is your child ready to turn in his/her September Practice Record? The October Ear Training is scheduled for this week. Be sure that your child brings his/her lucky pencil and listen carefully in class. Good luck!

If your child would like to audition for ACDA and/or CCDA Honor Choruses, see Ms. Lee ASAP! The deadlines for these auditions are just days away.

Has your child signed up for the Vocal Day 2019? Would your child like to sing and dance with VJ Rosales from the Filharmonics? This event is only opened to 5th and 6th grade vocal music students in IUSD. Click here for the online registration form. Ms. will help us in preparing "My Favorite Things" and "Sing, Sing, Sing" for the big day' sing and dance. See you on Saturday, 10/26/19, at 8:30 am.

9/28/19

Happy Teachers Day! Today is Confucius' birthday and is celebrated in China as "Teachers Day" in honor this wonderful teacher from about 500 B.C. Here are a few quotes from Confucius for us:

1. “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
2. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”
3. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
4. “Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”
5. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

9/24/19

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? The Pacific Symphony Orchestra season opening concerts are on! The opening program includes Beethoven's "Egmont Overture" and "Choral Fantasy" and Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." These performances also include Pacific Chorale (Ms. Lee's group) and Southern California Children's Chorus.

Ms. Lee played French horn in Beethoven's "Egmont Overture" when she was in fifth grade back in Taiwan. She will be singing with the Chorale and the Symphony in this weekend's performances. Come and check it out!

9/23/19

It is the last week of September for the Practice Record recording. The purpose for this record is for your child to understand that he/she is his/herown instrument and learn to take care of the personal instrument and use it properly!

When the music class is going too fast for your child, please have he/she come in for extra help before school or during lunch recess when Ms. Lee is at your school, otherwise, have he/she get help from Ms. Lee'sassistant during music time.

If your child is interested in any auditions, please let Ms. Lee know, so she can help your child with the process. Good luck!

9/20/19

The Western Division of ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) is looking for elementary school students to audition for the WDACDA Honor Chorus. This chorus will perform in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 4-7, 2020. Click here for more information. Ms. Lee will be your sponsor and help you with the audition recording. This audition is due on Friday, 10/11/19.

Late is better than never! If you have not done so, the first vocal music assignment was to visit this website and take a student information survey. It was due on last Sunday, 9/8/19. This is the last reminder for the first assignment. And, the Rhythm Composition was finished in class. If you were absent on the Composition Day, see Ms. Lee for a make-up ASAP.

9/19/19

The CCDA (California Choral Directors Association, a branch of the ACDA, American Choral Directors Association) is looking for 6th through 9th graders to audition for the California State Middle School Honor Chorus. This chorus will perform in Fresno, California, on February 20-22, 2020. Click here for more information. Ms. Lee will be yourchild's sponsor and help he/she with the audition recording.

Late is better than never! If your child has not done so, the first vocal music assignment was to visit this website and take a student information survey. It was due on last Sunday, 9/8/19. And, the Rhythm Composition was finished in class. If your child was absent on the Composition Day, see Ms. Lee for a make-up ASAP.

9/18/19

If your child is a 5th or 6th grader, he/she is strongly encouraged to participate in the IUSD Vocal Day 2019 event, scheduled for Saturday, 10/26/2019, 8:30-11:30 am, at Beacon Park School. During this event, he/she will learn much about singing styles, tone production, expressions, and perform with a current a capella vocal band performer. Parents are invited to come to watch the final production at around 11:15 am on that day. Here is the online registration form. It is a fun event, so sign up today!

A parent letter regarding the Vocal Day 2019 can be found here.

If your child has not done so, the first vocal music assignment was to visit this website and take a student information survey. It was due on last Sunday, 9/8/19. Late is better than never!

9/16/19

Happy Monday! We are moving forward with our music learning. We have had our September Ear Training and Rhythm Composition done in class last week. Ms. Lee is returning all student works back to students. If your child has missed the Rhythm Composition, he/she could download one from here and finish it at home. Turn in the finish work and give to Ms. Lee for 10% of his/her overall grades.

For those students who finally brought a music folder/binder to class, be sure to ask for a "Singing Basics" booklet for home use. Let's sing!

If your child has not done so yet, the first vocal music assignment was to visit this website and take a student information survey. It was due on last Sunday, 9/8/19. Late is better than never!

9/13/19

Our September Ear Training and Rhythm Composition #1 were done in class during this week's music lessons. Ms. Lee had graded, recorded, and returned the Ear Training to students. A "5" is a perfect score! There are about 95% of all vocal music students received a perfect score this time. Ms. Lee will finish the recording portion of the Rhythm Composition over the weekend and return them back to students next week. Parents can check student's music progress by opening Parent Portal and click on Vocal Music link on the student's class summary window. A link to this website, kafm.net, can be found to the right side of the student's music grades. For all activities scheduled for the vocal music class, click here.

Happy Harvest Moon Festival! It is also Friday the 13th! Have you seen a full moon rise before? This one was taken at the closest place on earth to the moon, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Enjoy your moon cakes!

If your child has not done so, the first vocal music assignment was to visit this website and take a student information survey. It was due on last Sunday, 9/8/19. Late is better than never!

9/6/19

Ms. Lee is creating a student list for the participation of the IPSF Gala performance. If you wish to be included in that performance, contact Ms. Lee ASAP.

The Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale will perform in a combined concert to salute to our nation's heros, on this coming Sunday, 9/8/19, 7:30 pm, at the Orange County Fair Ground amphitheater. Come and share the pride of more than 3,000 invited current and retired armed forces heros. Ms. Lee will be one of the performers in that concert.

The first vocal music assignment, visit this website and take a student information survey, is due on Sunday, 9/8/19.

9/4/19

If you are reading this page, your child has probably signed up for vocal music class. His/her first assignment is to visit this website, check all the pages, and fill out a student survey, Student Information Form. Once it is submitted, he/she will earn 10% of the overall music grade! Thank you for being here.

9/2/19

Happy Labor Day! Ms. Lee is in Toronto, Canada, visiting her son and enjoying everything Canada has to offer!

8/30/19

The first full week of school has come to an end. Does your child have a music folder/binder to hold all the future music sheets?

The IPSF will host a 10th annual Gala for the purpose of fundraising on Sunday, 10/5/19, at Kia Motors. Our students have an opportunity to perform during the big party. Please click here to check for the requirements and schedule.

8/28/19

"Parent Information Night" is scheduled for this evening, 6:30-7:30 pm, at College Park. It is an optional meeting for parents who have questions about the school music program.

8/22/19

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! See you very soon.

8/20/19

With salutes to our nation's heros, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the Pacific Chorale put together a concert at Pacific Amphitheatre at Orange County Fairground, on Sunday, 9/8/19, at 7:00 pm. Ms. Lee will be singing in the Pacific Chorale. The program will feature Country music icon, Lee Greenwood, the composer of "God Bless the USA."

8/12/19

Is your child ready for the new school year? Check the events that are scheduled for the vocal music class.

8/11/19

Ms. Lee performs with Pacific Chorale in this year's Choral Festival at Segerstrom Concert Hall this afternoon. This free concert includes Gabriel Fauré's "Organ Prelude and Fugue" solo and his "Requiem." Here is a sample of one of the movements: "Pie Jesu", sung by a soprano solo.

8/10/19

Click here to see Ms. Lee's rehearsal photos at Segerstrom.

8/9/19

Ms. Lee will perform with Pacific Chorale in the Choral Festival on this coming Sunday. It is a free concert that included 362 community singers as well. Click here for the details of the concert.

7/21/19

Lotusland in Montecito is always stunningly beautiful! Visit this garden will bring out the love of nature in you! Check out Ms. Lee's photos.

7/4/19

Happy birthday, America!

6/17/19

Paris is always magical!

6/14/19

It is a beautiful day in Edinburgh, Scotland.

6/9//19

Ms. Lee has landed in London, England. Follow her on the Photo Gallery!

 

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