Sunday, September 30, 2012
Second graders are finishing up the Instrument Safari and will be exploring other Orchestra websites as we continue to learn about the instrument families.
Melody Street is a unique and engaging way for younger students to learn about the instrument families of the orchestra! We are eagerly waiting for Chapters 3 & 4 to be unlocked and ready to view!
Additional websites we will be exploring in class are accessible on my teacher website.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
We are experiencing Call and Response style and exploring games that African children play. This unit is coinciding with what they are learning about in Art class.
The Second Graders are having fun exploring the instrument families of the orchestra using this interactive website in class on our Smart Board. Many have asked for the link to try at home (see above). It is also included on the Music Websites to Explore page of my Google Site.
We are also learning songs using the Smart Board! K8 Plank Road Publishing provides downloadable powerpoints with our subscription. This allows discussion of the lyrics and opportunity for a student to help run the powerpoint.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
It's been a great first week!
This is the video that I have shown to all the primary school classes
giving my expectations, rules and procedures for music class.
The students and I have started to get acquainted,
and I know that we have a wonderful year ahead of us!
2nd graders will begin studying the Instrument Families of the Orchestra using
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra with the Smart Board in class.
There are many music websites to explore listed on my website:
1st graders will be starting off with a unit involving African singing games and instruments.
If there are any parents out there with African drumming experience, please contact me at
I hope that you will find this blog informative and fun!