Tuesday, December 8, 2015

What an amazing concert!
Thanks so much for attending and supporting the musical efforts of our Lincoln students.
Did someone in your family miss the concert?
 follow/copy this Link to the Owatonna Live website and watch it on line!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Concert Time!

It's that time again.  
We are preparing for our Winter Concert for grades 3, 4, and 5 and of course the Lincoln Choir.

Lincoln Winter Concert
Owatonna High School
December 3, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Watch for details on the blog as well as from your classroom teachers!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Choir Progress


After 4 weeks of sectionals the Lincoln Choir rehearsed with both soprano and alto.  What an amazing sound! With good rehearsal habits our music will only get better!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Coming up on the week of October 7th our music students will be marking their self-assessments for the mid-term. These can be found on the "Trimester Learning Targets" page and are listed by grade.
For mid-term, we review each of the learning targets but do  not score them as they are a "work in progress"
The two habit targets are self-assessed by each student and will be available at their fall conference

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Working Towards Learning Targets

It has been a great first weeks.
All of our music classes are working very hard to achieve their Trimester 1 learning targets.

Grade 4 practicing conducting 3 beats in a measure
(More Pictures on Picture page)
 Grade 5 Playing "We Are Two Sailors"

Monday, September 14, 2015

Choir Begins This Week!
All 4th, 5th graders and E2 are welcome to join.
Click on the "Lincoln Choir" page for more information!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Welcome Back with a new SCHOOL SONG!

Here is our new school song!  Our fourth grade teacher Ms Hanson wrote the words and the group (soon to be world famous) DeKam and Johnson wrote the music!

Follow, then sing along by playing the video and following the words above.
(you can see both at the same time if you do not maximize either view)

Friday, May 15, 2015

You asked for it kids-and here it is.
Mr.Berger singing with the "Limestones"
There are 5 videos in this playlist!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Did someone in your family miss the concert or lives far away?

Follow or send this link to Owatonna Live and click on the "Lincoln Spring Concert" and watch yourself and your friends give a fabulous performance!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Congratulations Lincoln Students!
You sang really well and from your hearts-your effort and hard work created amazing music!
soon it will be posted online-more information next week
Today we say Good-bye to our Student Teacher Mr. Berger
We were so fortunate for him to join our Lincoln family this Trimester.
Mr. Berger sings in the St. Olaf group "The Limestones"
Here he is in performance-Can you find him?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Lincoln Spring Concert!

The Lincoln Spring Concert will be held in the OHS Auditorium on Thursday May 7th.  Choir, first and second graders will perform music they have learned for this special event.

Choir members should report at 6:30 p.m. in the OHS Choir Room (D201). All participating first and second graders should arrive at 6:45 p.m. at OHS and go to their assigned areas. A map has been sent home Friday May 1for your convenience. Supervision for the grade students will not be available before 6:45 p.m so students should remain with their parents until that time.

See you all there!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Grade 4 Composers!

Every year the 4th graders have a composition project that is used for the Music Benchmark Assessments.   This year, as usual we had some amazing compositions that were performed beautifully.  Here's one example.

Next week the other will be posted on a special page so you are able to view all 15 groups playing their composition. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

It's that time again!

Grade 1, 2 and the Lincoln Choir are preparing for the spring concert.
The concert will be on May 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the  OHS auditorium
We are working very hard learning some challenging songs!  You will find the words for practicing on grade 1 and 2 pages.   Have fun practicing!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Our Music Student Teacher.

Welcome to Lincoln Mr. Berger!

Mr. Berger is our student teacher though the spring concert and will be teaching and learning with us during our classes and school activities

Friday, March 13, 2015

Congratulations to the OHS choirs and the All City Choir for an outstanding concert last night.  It was truly beautiful.
Next week, look for the video cast on Charter Cable and on Owatonnalive.com
Grandma and grandpa miss the concert? Send them the link so they can see all of your hard work!

The Exciting Week Ahead!

On Friday March 19th, Mrs. Nelson's class will be part of session at the national conference of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators.  After Mrs. Bowcock does a short presentation of lesson planning, Mrs. Nelson's room will demonstrate the music lesson for a few hundred  music teachers.  We are excited and nervous all at the same time! Check the Saturday, March 14  Owatonna People's Press for teacher and student interviews!

Friday, March 6, 2015

The All City Choir Concert is on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 P.M.
25 of our fifth graders at Lincoln will be performing.  These kids have been practicing every week for the last 8 weeks with 75 other students from Washington, Willow Creek, Wilson, McKinley and St.Mary's schools in Owatonna Besides the All City Choir the OHS Choirs will be performing as well.
The All City Choir will be performing their last song with the Owatonna High School Concert Choir.
Admission is free for everyone!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Music and I Love To Read Month!

In February we celebrate "I Love to Read Month".  During many of our music classes, we used picture books to help us study our  music targets.  Grade 1 and 3 orchestrated a story.  Grade K added instruments and voice sounds to stories and made up dances. Grade two read about Jazz music and improvisation.  We even watched an Opera of "Where The Wild Things Are"   Here are some of the books we used.  Check them out at the IMC or Owatonna Public Library.!
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Elementary Students can do hard things.

There are many who wonder why the Owatonna Elementary curriculum does not use a music textbook series.

The fact is, we haven't used a textbook since 1991.  We believe that most music textbooks underestimate what young musicians are able to do.

In first grade our students are already reading, notating, improvising and performing music in parts.  Our fifth graders are able to sing in 3 parts accapella (no piano or instruments).

All lessons and most of the materials used in our classes are created by each music teacher to move students towards accomplishing their learning targets. 

Check out this trimester learning targets by clicking the tab on the menu bar. 

Congratulations kids for  doing your best even if the work is difficult.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Choir is an important part of the Lincoln Music program. 

Every year we have the Lincoln Choir which is open to all 4-5 graders and (Grade 6 Montessori).  The Lincoln Choir sings in  two school concerts every year at OHS 

 Every year from January to a March concert the All City Choir meets at OHS. Lincoln has on an average 23 students each year who rehearse and sing with the OHS choir in their March Concert.

Every four years the National OAKE choir meets here in the Midwest for the OAKE Conference.  This year 5 Lincoln students will be joining them and will sing with students from all over the U.S. for this very select choir. 

In other words.
Choir is AWESOME!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

More great reasons to participate in music!
(But I didn't have to tell you Lincoln Musicians, you already know this!)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

This week in grade 1 we had our first lesson in playing Orff Instruments.  For more pictures and video, Click on the Picture and Video page on the menu bar!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Grade 4 Goes to the Minnesota Orchstra!

 What a great day our fourth graders had listening to a concert at Orchestra Hall.  Thank-you to the Wenger Foundation for funding the trip to hear the Minnesota Orchestra.
The kids loved it!

Monday, January 12, 2015

New Year and New Events!

This trimester has so many exciting happenings!
  • The All City Choir begins for selected 5th and 6th graders
  • Lincoln Choir begins again!
  • 5 Lincoln Students perform with the OAKE Choir
  • 5NE performs for the OAKE Conference in March
  • Grade 4 goes to the Minnesota Orchestra Concert!