We played with some lights off for the added effect :)
Students in 1st-3rd started an instrument program this week called "Mallet Madness." Each grade does a similar set-up, but has varying levels of difficulty. This instrument focus is all on the Orff keyboard instruments--xylophones (wooden bars), glockespiels (bell-like quality), and metallophones (metal bars). We've been going over the 3 Bs of mallets--bicycles, bounce, and bellybuttons. Ask your child to see if they can tell you what those 3Bs mean! The neat thing with Mallet Madness is that everyone plays all the time AND we rotate instruments! We have really been learning about what it means to be on a team and have respect for each other. And, we've been making cool sounds! Below are pictures of our set-up and a video of a 1st grade class demonstrating the "Hands Together" technique.
1st Grade Musicians and Their Creations!