The year is off to a great start in elementary music! The first week or so we focus on steady beat in all grade levels. Steady beat is the “heartbeat” of music. All grades have used instruments to experience the beat of music. PK-K used our egg shakers to the “Hip-Hop Body Rock,” 1st-2nd used the Stick Stations to copy steady beat patterns, and 3rd-4th used the African drums to experience a call and response game called “What’s Your Name?” It has been loads of fun to see the students after the summer and get to make music with them again! In the coming weeks, we’ll learn more about the instruments in our classroom, we’ll practice finding our singing voice, we’ll do movement activities, and the 4th graders will start recorder. Come by anytime and experience music-making with us!
Thanks for your support!
Here is a video of a 3rd grade class playing the “What’s Your Name?” call and response drum game:
And,here is a picture of the area of the classroom I affectionately refer to as “Instrument Zoo.” Just like in an animal zoo, everything has a place of its own!