Monday, October 26, 2015

Fall Activities in Kindergarten

Using Boomwhackers with our song "Up the Creaky Stairs"

A fun singing game "Pass Around the Broomstick"
(We imagined the pool noodle was a broom!)

We used classroom instruments to provide sound effects for the book 
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Classroom Instruments Enhance October Songs in First Grade

First Graders have had fun adding classroom instruments to a few of our songs:

"Something Went Bump"

"Did You Hear That Sound?"

stomping for "Did You Hear That Sound?"

Using Boomwhackers for "Whacky Halloween"

Thursday, October 8, 2015

2nd grade Instrument Family Group Project Begins

2nd graders have been divided into groups and assigned an Instrument Family of the Orchestra.
This week we have focused on getting our iPad tools ready for our work together.
All students will have access to this blog in the Music App Folder on their Home Screen.
The "Play and Learn" page includes Symphony websites for students to explore at home, but most will need to be accessed with a PC with Flash capability. The websites that work with our iPads are 

I would highly recommend PC exploration of 
(and oh how I wish these were accessible with iPads!!!!)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Thank You Guest Musicians!!

A huge round of applause to our guest musicians this past week!
Chris Matz, Kristen Phister, Matthew Coan, Ryan Crist, Na Zhang, Kevin Swan, Amy McCullough, John Ehrlinger, & Dr. Andrew Briddell
Such a great learning experience for 2nd graders to see music important in lives of adults!