Thursday, October 18, 2012
Earning the White Belt
I am so impressed with the way the fourth graders have taken off with their recorders! We started recorder about 6 weeks ago, and we are making substantial progress. (So much so, there will be a recorder feature in the Christmas Program!). I tell the students, we are not just learning to copy a pattern, but we are learning to read music at the same time as learning a new instrument. Their brains are in overdrive, but they maintain their enthusiasm! With our workbook, Recorder Karate, the students work on a song until they are ready to test for a belt. When they are ready, they play for me individually. If they play with minimal mistakes, they receive a belt for their recorders! As a group, we have been working especially hard on the White and Yellows belts in class. The white belt song is "Hot Cross Buns." Below is a video of a fourth grader class masterfully playing this song!
Posted by Mrs. Krejci at 1:44 PM