My name is Mr. Curry and I'm thrilled to be Center Wood's new music teacher. I hope to inspire the same love of music in my students that I have felt my entire life. I began playing the guitar at age 11, and although I studied classical guitar as an adult, I love rock and roll!

Chrome Music Lab - Song Maker

Song Maker, an experiment in Chrome Music Lab, is a simple way for anyone to make and share a song.

Click on the door to check out some listening activities!

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First Grade

Grade 1 students enjoy singing, dancing, and listening to music, as well as learning about the many elements of music like rhythm, melody, dynamics, tempo, and form. Students also spend time improvising on percussion instruments using the xylophones, boomwhackers, and a number of unpitched percussion instruments. Learning about notation and creating songs on the staff are always fun activities, especially when we listen to what we've composed!

Third Grade

In Grade 3, we learn a number of American folk songs, as well as songs about our country such as "The Star Spangled Banner" and "The United States". Our third grade curriculum also includes becoming familiar with many types of instruments and their sounds, dancing to a variety of different musical styles, and continuing to sing solos, rounds and partner songs. In third grade music, students spend time creating ostinatos (a musical phrase repeated persistently throughout a composition) which they later share with their classmates.

Star Spangled Banner USA

The Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twiliight's last gleaming. Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Lyrics: Francis Scott Key

Music: John Stafford Smith

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The United States

The United States, the United States, I love my country, the United States!
There's Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas,

California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Delaware.

Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, and Idaho,

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Kansas.

Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,

Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,

Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire,

New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North and South Carolina.

North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahom',

Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee,

Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia,

West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming!

The United States, the United States, I love my country, the United States! Yeah!

Music and Lyrics: Susan Nipp

The CWES Birthday Song

Happy birthday is our wish to you!

Hope your day is very special too!

Center Woods sends you our very best!

Happy birthday, best wishes from us to you!

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The 3-B's Song

Be safe, be kind and be polite, in the hallway walking, stay to the right!

Use a quiet voice, keep your hands to yourself, single file, with your eyes to the front!

Listen carefully for what to do, keep your books and your stuff very close to you.

At Center Woods, from day to night, be safe, be kind and polite!

When we go to eat, we do the same; "thank you" and "please" will still remain.

Enjoying lunch, sitting with our friends, we're kind and polite 'til lunch time ends.

We're safe, we're kind and we're polite, Weare shinning stars that glow so bright!

The eagles here are taking flight, we're safe, we're kind and polite!

Hand Washing Rap

You gotta wash your hands, you gotta wash them right.

Don't give into germs without a fight!

Use water that's warm with lots of soapy bubbles.

These are your weapons for preventing germ troubles.

Don't cut yourself short, your fingers get between.

It takes twenty seconds to make sure they're clean.

Gotta wash, gotta wash, gotta wash your hands!

Gotta wash, gotta wash, gotta wash your hands!

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World To Sing

I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing In Perfect Harmony.