I'm starting to get spring fever and notice my plans have not been the most consistent!!!! After TCAP I will finish the year STRONG! :)
March Wk 1
We began composing the recorder activity assignment (#5)
I grouped students in groups of about 4 kids. They each worked a measure or two of composing and writing their notes for the song. When they were complete I played each composition for the class. During the follow up class they got into their groups again and played through their song measure by measure. If a student felt comfortable, I let them play the song in it's entirety with no breaks in the steady beat.
Students completed Activity #3 and Activity #4 in their Cool Tunes Packet
Jack and Jill lesson was a hit! The kids enjoyed the vocal warm ups and motions to the song!
March Wk 2
Show and Tell
March wk 3
Review and follow up to 4th and 5th grade assignments
April Wk 1
4th and 5th grade
Strauss Jr. PPT and Boomwhacker activities
Program music and watch www.playingforchange.com
Instrument Safari (Carnegie Hall website)
April Wk 2
3-5th grade - watched Johann Strauss Jr. Composer video
Instrument Safari and outside music day!
Scarf movmement games and Amidon dances