Fine Arts, Music

Art, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

ART - Mrs. S. Lipere

A brief overview of our curriculum:

To begin the school year, Littleton art students will beexploring basic color theory, art history connection, along with toolsand techniques. We will be applying our new skills with various typesof materials. Students will be introduced to mixing colors in multiplemediums and will learn how to apply this knowledge to creating secondaryand tertiary colors. Younger art students will be creating landscapeswhile older art students will focus study on a particular art style.

For the winter months, Littleton art studentswill be exploring Cultural Design, along with various tools, techniquesand art materials. In particular, we will be learning about pattern andprint making techniques.

Come spring, Littleton art students will be creatingThematic Self Portraits this spring. In particular, we will beexploring different ways artists draw features of the face. Older artstudents will be working on 3/4 and profile view portraits while theyounger art students will be learning to draw the front view face.

Please make sure students cometo school with their own smock on the first day of school or by theirfirst class to protect clothing.

Smocks are advised to protect clothing.

General Music & Instrumental Music -
Mrs. Sack


Instrumental Music  -  Carrie Sack
Mrs. Sack is very excited about the new schoolyear.  Many Littleton students participated in Tabor Summer Band, andthis extra work is sure to have a strong effect on our band programduring 2015-2016!
Students who are entering the instrumental music program for the firsttime are reminded that, in addition to your instrument, you need theEssential Elements Book 1.  The only students who do NOT need this bookare drummers – they will be using the Alyn Heim Drum Book, volume 1. The Music Shop on Fanny Road in Boonton has these in stock, or you maypurchase at any music store of your choice. (5th graders DO NOT need topurchase a new book at this time).
Mrs. Sack will be handing out schedules during the first few days ofschool, and lessons will begin shortly after.  If your child did notsign up for band in June and is still interested in playing, just emailMrs. Sack with your child's name and instrument choice, and she will besure to include him/her in the schedule.    Finally, if you have nottaken care of renting or purchasing an instrument for your child, pleasedo that before the school year starts!  If you have any questions atall, e-mail




General & Vocal Music -
Mrs. Hamell

The Vocal Music program at Littleton Elementary School incorporatesthe skills needed to be an active listener and active participant in theperforming arts. All students enjoy age appropriate creative musicactivities and repertoire derived from many cultures and musicalperiods. The students listen, move, sing, act, improvise, compose, playinstruments, and perform as they learn about the elements of music,music history and theory, and aesthetics.

In Kindergarten and First grades, the objectives include obtaining knowledge and skills that reinforce the basic elements of music through experience.
Second graders begin to "read" the music map with a music textbook
Students in Fourth and Fifth grades are part ofChorus in addition to general music class. The focus is on vocaltechnique, part singing, and performing in a group.
All skills are cumulative and are reinforced through each grade.

The sequential study of music in the elementarygrades develops in the student the ability to be a creative andcritical thinker. Our students will have the tools to be life-longlovers of music.

The words for the Fourth and Fifth grade chorus musicis available through the link to the Moodle website below. Pleasefollow the links but click on "IN" and sign in as a guest using thepassword crescendo.

Mrs. Hamell Moodle Page

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