Kindergarteners learned about the four ways we use our voice: whisper, talk, shout, and sing. We played a game called 4 corners. Students had to move to the corner of the room that had the correct type of voice for different situation. Everyone in Mrs. Stout’s class knew that you have to use a whisper voice when you’re in the library!
First graders have been analyzing music for meters of 2, 3, and 4. Listen to these songs and see if you can figure out how the beats are grouped. The Washington Post March- John Philip Sousa, Waltz of the Flowers- Tchaikovsky, Mars (from The Planets) by Gustav Holst/arr. Jay Bocook.
Second and Third graders are learning about rhythms. They used notation symbols to improvise (create their own) rhythm patterns that they performed on classroom instruments. These rhythms were created by Ms. Avins’ 3rd grade class.
Fourth and Fifth graders have learned about syncopation (rhythms played on the off beats or weak beats). Reggae music is well known for it’s syncopation. Bob Marley is one of the most famous reggae musicians. Here, you can listen to one of his hit songs, “One Love.” We learned that reggae music is all about peace and love. Couldn’t we all use a little more peace and love in the world?