In music we sing, play games, and use instruments to learn about various musical concepts and skills. In grades K-2 our focus is primarily on developing the skills needed to move to and create steady beats. We are also learning about and mastering basic rhythm patterns so we can perform them on a variety of instruments and in songs. In grades 3-5 we start to learn the more advanced concepts such as composing our own music and learning to read music. We use soprano recorders to reinforce the more difficult concepts as we learn them in addition to the xylophones and other percussion instruments. We will put these skills to use in our grade level music performances throughout the school year.