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Dear Families of Black Earth and Mazomanie Elementary Schools,

During this time we will be away from one another, I have and will be providing some tools and resources for your students so they can continue their music education. Below, you will find information about each grade level, and how to access these activities. I will be utilizing videos on YouTube, as well as materials that can be located in your student’s General Music class in Google Classrooms, and information here on my website. I am also sending home some printed materials for your student to work on and enjoy while we are all away from one another. 


Your students are beginning their work on their Kindergarten Program. It was originally scheduled from April 30, 2020, but will be postponed to a later date. I will keep you updated on the program as we get closer. If we do not end up having the program, the songs we were learning are fun and engaging for your students to sing along with me at home! The program is “On the Farm,” and I have videoed myself singing all of the songs the students will be performing. These videos can be located on the Wisconsin Heights Elementary Music page on YouTube (see Resources section of this post at the bottom).

First Grade/Second Grade

Due to the sudden canceling of school, we were unable to perform our program for you. I do have videos of the students performing their songs in their respective grade levels, and can make those videos available within the coming weeks. 

Composers: Due to the work we were doing on our program, we were unable to learn more about Ella Fitzgerald, and have not had the chance to learn about Claude Debussy. I have included listening/drawing activities for your student to enjoy. Your student can listen to and view music by these composers in the Wisconsin Heights Elementary Music playlist (Please see additional notes at the end of this post).

Third Grade

Your students were learning about Claude Debussy for the month of March. I have sent home a drawing activity for the students to complete while listening to “Clair de Lune.” There is also an acrostic poem the students will complete that will make the students come up with how they feel when they think about the moon. 

I have also included a few worksheets about the instrument families in the orchestra for the students to complete. Videos of the instruments in the orchestra can be found on the Wisconsin Heights Elementary Music YouTube playlist. 

Fourth Grade

Your students are continuing to work on their recorders and the music in their recorder packets. I will be taking videos of myself playing the recorder music that the students can access in their Music Class on Google Classroom. You can still test off on recorder songs, too! Just send me a video of you playing on Class Dojo!

Fifth Grade

The Fifth Graders were working on learning and playing the Ukulele. Our Fifth Grade Program was originally scheduled for May 7, 2020. At this time, we will not be having our Fifth Grade Program. I will be assigning small activities to do and listen to over the coming weeks, including about the Composers of the Month! Keeped tuned through Class Dojo and Google Classroom!

Mazomanie Vanguard Choir (4th and Fifth Grade)

Our Jazz Night and Choir Program were originally scheduled for April 23rd have been postponed. I will keep you up to date on date changes once they have been established. In the meantime, the music we learned for Jazz Night can be accessed through my website ( under the Vanguard Choir tab. 

The music for our Choir Program (originally April 23rd) can be accessed through the Vanguard Choir Class in Google Classroom. Please continue to practice! 


  • Mrs. Sternberg’s Website:

Up to date information about programs and practice videos can be found here.

  • Google Classroom: 
    • Fourth Graders can access practice videos for the recorder here.
    • I will also have copies of the paper assignments located here for First, Second and Third Graders in case the original is misplaced.
    • Fifth Graders will be completing small assignments and turning them in here.
  • Quaver Music: If your student would like a fun and interactive music website to explore online, they can visit This is a resource I have used throughout my teaching career. 
    • “Student Interactives” - Students can play along to songs on recorder, create music and movements, explore composers and musical styles in QuaverBooks, and test their knowledge on instrument parts, names and families. 
    • Apps Tab (bottom tab on the page): includes different games and activities to explore. I recommend “Ear IQ,” the “Arcade,” “QSkits,” and “The Metro.”
      • Username: wisconsinheights
      • Password: Vanguards1
    • NOTE: this is a shared account with all of the students at Mazomanie and Black Earth. Please be respectful.

ClassDojo: I will be communicating through ClassDojo and through email. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

Hello Families of Black Earth Elementary!

This week, we are beginning to work on our Kindergarten Program, "Down on the Farm!" The students will be singing and dancing to various songs about farm animals and creatures!

The date of the program will be April 30, 2020. It will take place in the Black Earth Gym and will start at 1:45 PM. The program should last about 30 minutes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Mrs. Sternberg


Below are videos that contain the music we will be singing at the Wisconsin Heights Jazz Night on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The evening will begin at 5:30 and end at 8:00 PM. A spaghetti dinner can be purchased, and all proceeds will benefit the Music Programs in the Wisconsin Heights School District! As we get closer, there will be more information available!

Happy Practicing!

The above link will take you to a Karaoke version of "Stand By Me."

Hello Families of Mazomanie Elementary School,

On May 7th, 2020, our Fifth Grade students will be performing in their Spring Program. The students will be playing various percussion instruments, singing, and playing the ukulele! I am very excited about this program, and the students are quickly learning their songs!

We will be performing the following songs:

"Lava" (from the Disney Short "Lava"), "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors, "Try Everything" (from Disney's 'Zootopia'), "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens, and "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley.

Thank you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Mrs. Sternberg

Hello Fourth Grade Families,

Our Fourth Graders are working very hard on learning their Recorder Music, and becoming more comfortable reading and playing their instruments!

Our Fourth Grade Recorder Program will be held on April 23rd, 2020. Our students will also be performing with the Mazomanie Vanguard Choir. The program will take place at 1:45 PM in the Mazomanie Gym.

The students will be performing the Recorder Karate music they have been working on all school year. Each student will play the songs/belts they have passed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Emalie Sternberg

Hello Wisconsin Heights Families,

Our Mazomanie Vanguard Choir will be performing twice this Spring Semester. We have started working on our new music, and I am looking forward to the work we have yet to go!

Our first performance will take place on April 4th, 2020. We will be performing with the Middle School and High Schools Jazz Bands, and High School Choir as a part of the Annual Jazz Night. The event takes place at 5:30 PM and will end at 8:00 PM. As part of the event, there will be a Silent Auction, and a Spaghetti Dinner. Proceeds from the event will go towards funding the music departments in the Wisconsin Heights School District.

Our second performance will be in conjunction with the Fourth Grade Recorder Program, held on April 23rd, 2020. This performance will take place at 1:45 PM in the Mazomanie Gym.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or contact me through Class Dojo!
Thank you,

Mrs. Sternberg

Hello Families of Black Earth Elementary School!

Our Second and First Graders will be having a combined program this spring. We will be featuring several picture books by Music Educator, John M. Feierabend. Each book contains a song, which the students will perform, while the beautiful pages of the books are displayed for the audience. The students will sing, play musical instruments, and participate in dances with one another.

The program date is March 19th, 2020. The performance will start at 1:45 PM and take place in the Black Earth Elementary School Gym. The program should last about 30 minutes.

I have included links for the books that we will be performing.

I would like to send out a huge thank you to the Third Grade students for their amazing performance on their Veteran's Day Program! They sang beautifully, with so many wonderful and memorable moments!

We would also like to say thank you to the American Legion Post 437 and the American Legion Auxiliary of Mazomanie, WI for their support and assistance in the program. I am so grateful they were willing to spend time with us by Presenting the Colors and performing a Flag Folding Ceremony! We are so thankful for their service during their time in the Armed Forces, and are so lucky to have them attend our performance. Thank you!

If you are interested in seeing the performance in it's entirety, you can find it on the Wisconsin Heights Facebook page.

Thank you to our Third Graders and all of our Veterans!

Mrs. Sternberg

Hello Families of Mazomanie Elementary!

If your student is in the Fourth and Fifth Grade Choir, we will be having our first performance of the year on December 14th, as a part of the Community Christmas Program. This concert will feature many different performing groups from the area, including the Iron Horse Cornet Band, the community choir and hand chime choir. We will be performing three songs, "Reindeer Jive," "Mele Kalikimaka," and "Winter Fantasy."

The Concert starts at 7:00 PM and will take place in the Gym at the Middle/High School. If your student is apart of the Mazomanie Elementary Vanguard Choir, please have them meet me in the Step Room at 6:30 PM. This will allow us to warm-up our voices and be ready for the performance.

Students are encouraged to wear their Holiday Attire for the performance. However, please do not feel like you need to go out any purchase anything specific or new for the performance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me either through Class Dojo or through my Email.

Thank you,

Mrs. Sternberg

Hello Everyone! 

Our Third Grade Veteran's Day Program will take place on November 11, 2019. It will be in the Mazomanie Gym, and will start at 1:45 PM. We are very much looking forward to seeing our Third Graders perform; they have been working very hard and are very excited!

As part of our program, we will be having some Veterans and Armed Service Members from the community in attendance. We will also have members from the American Legion Post 437 who will Present the Colors and perform a Flag Folding Ceremony!

Third Graders are allowed to wear anything that is considered Patriotic. They are allowed to wear items that support the military, or is red, white, or blue.