Ms. Renee Hall
Just a “Note” from Mrs. Hall
Hello, I am Renee Hall, your 5th and 6th grade music teacher at Oak Harbor Intermediate. This is my 17th year working for the Oak Harbor School District, and it’s a wonderful place to teach.
My classes are full of fun. I try to make music an experience where all students can find success. We sing, play instruments, perform skits and musicals, learn about musicians, the history and culture around the world and write our own compositions too. We apply our knowledge to real world events and careers that are music related. These activities align with the Washington and National Core "ARTS" Standards:
Creating, Performing/Presenting/Producing, Responding and Connecting
I have three expectations in my music class:
(Be Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn)
I grade on participation/effort, music skills and behavior. Each day students earn 3 points. At the end of the month I will post the grades on Skyward by points and percentages. This is a pass/fail class but you will see by percentage how you musician is doing. Feel free to call or email if you ever have questions.
My classes during the school day are not choir classes, but there will be an after school OHI Show Choir offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30. Show choir is for students who loves to sing and move. Students will learn vocal techniques, good posture, and sing traditional/folk and modern songs from the 1800’s - 2019 adding in choreography. Students will have the opportunity to sing solos, sing with small groups, full choir and perform in a variety of venues. More information will come the first week of school in September. There will be an activities bus available to take students home after choir at 4:30 if they are not walkers or being picked up by parents. Choir will start Tuesday, September 24. Applications and permission slips will be passed out to interested students the first full week of school. If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am looking forward to starting this new school year and exploring a world of music possibilities with my OHI musicians.
Mrs. Renee Hall
OHI Music Teacher
"Music & More"
The below themes will be taught throughout the school year in the music classroom. Sixth grader will have longer and more in depth units of study.
Fifth and Sixth Music for 2019-2020 School Year with Mrs. Hall
Below are examples of lessons taught during the school year.
These lessons will teach acting/drama and vocal skills along with all aspects of producing a musical. Students will learn about script writing, scores/music, stage directions, costuming, backdrops and props and stage crew duties. Students will also learn about Broadway musicals, composers and conductors. Students will be given the opportunity to perform their productions.
These lessons will teach skills for students to create their own songs and or pieces of instrumental music. Students will create jingles for radio commercials, TV advertisements, music for school, community and world events. Our new Quaver curriculum will be used for theory, composition writing, instrument knowledge and techniques. Drums, ukuleles, xylophones and other instruments will add to the creativity. Students will be given the opportunity to perform their creations.
These lessons will focus on listening experiences from around the world. Students will identify world instruments, learn the history, culture and composers behind the music. Students will sing songs from different countries and experience dance from different cultures. Community members will be invited to share their culture and music with the class.
After School Show Choir
“Pitch Perfect Panthers”:
Show choir is for students who love to sing and move. Students will learn vocal techniques, good posture, and sing traditional/folk and modern songs from the 1800’s - 2019 adding in choreography. Show choir will be after school on Tuesdays and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 and open to fifth and sixth grade students. Students only need to attend one day a week but can attend both. Students will have the opportunity to sing solos, sing with small groups and perform in a variety of venues. Applications will be available the first full week of school. Space is limited so turn in the application as soon as possible.