Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Under "Kid" Struction This Year!

Starting my 6th year here in McFarland it's
so exciting to see changes every day with our construction!
Even more exciting to reconnect with 1st and 2nd graders and meet new kindergarten kids!

In Music Classes:
2nd grade: Beginning the Instrument Families of the Orchestra Unit
1st grade: Beginning the African Music Unit
5K: Beginning the Nursery Rhyme Unit

Sometimes students will ask me what my favorite thing to teach is, and I have to say "all of it!"
I have fun with all of the units I've created around the core concepts.
 It is my goal to teach the children  musical skills and above all the love of music activities 
to grow life long enjoyment of music!

2nd Graders Begin Exploration of Instrument Families

In second grade music classes we are learning about the instrument families of the orchestra. This website presents the concept in an engaging and fun way.  
Students are welcome to explore this at home, and can register for a free account.

By creating their own "secret name", password, and hint, students are able to experience all of this for themselves. This is an advantage because we take turns when we are learning as a class.