Whitehouse Independent School District

New Online Music from Mrs. Childres

Hello to all of my Higgins students!  I miss you all so much. The Quaver Curriculum that you know and love is now available for you to use online.  Some of your favorite songs, dances, games and activities are there for you to enjoy! Follow the instructions below:

  • Go to www.quavermusic.com
  • Set up a username and password by clicking the "Sign Up" tab in the upper right corner.
  • As part of the sign up, it will ask you for a Quaver code.  I set up a different code for each grade level. They are listed below:

Pre-K, Head Start, Kindergarten:  C4F5L

1st Grade:  28KXM

2nd Grade:  5QHNQ

3rd Grade:  4DN4E

4th Grade:  WV65F

5th Grade:  ND792


  • Choose “Without Flash”
  • It will then take you to a student screen with four icons. Click "Join a Class" and put in your Quaver code again. Click "Ok".
  • The icons, "Student Interactives", "Creatives", and "Quaver Books" have a lot of activities, games and books.
  • The icon for "Assignments" has a lesson that I have created for you.  Click on the lesson on the left of the screen and then click "Launch" at the bottom.  This is not required and not graded. It’s just for fun and review.
  • The next time you go to Quaver, you just need to "Log In" and it will take you straight to the student screen. 

For more Quaver login and web site information you may open the PDF that is here (on staff page) as well.

 

Parents, thank you so much for working with your students at home.  I know this is a difficult time. I can't wait to get back to school to see all of your smiling faces again!  All of you have been in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Enjoy some Quaver fun! 

 

To my 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students: 

If you would like to earn Recorder Karate belts at home I have some special plans for you!  (This is completely optional.) I have acquired permission for you to use the following web site:

http://katietraxler.com/

Select ‘for Students’, Recorder Materials and either Third, Fourth, or Fifth Grade Recorder, according to your grade level.  Begin on the yellow belt and access the music and audio recording there. To find the fingerings for each note you may open the jpeg and png documents included in this web page as well as go to your Quaver account:  open Student Interactives, Recorder, and Recorder Fingering Chart. Be sure to practice the sections you have trouble with 3-5 times more than the rest of the piece.


Once you feel you can play the piece well you may e-mail me a video of yourself playing it to childresp@whitehouseisd.org (use mail drop).  You may also send it through FaceBook messenger, or share it with me on your school Google account.  I will respond to you as well as post any student who has earned a belt every Wednesday on our “Higgins Elementary Whitehouse, tx PTO 2019-20” Facebook page.  


If your recorder is lost or broken you can order one online (Amazon, for instance).  You will want to get a soprano recorder with the baroque fingering. At school we use the Angel brand.  Yamaha makes a good one, too.


To my 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students:  Have a ukulele or able to get one?  How about an online Uke Club? If interested please contact me!


Love, 

Mrs. Childres