First and second graders are continuing to work and play with Boomwhackers and bell sets, exploring high and low pitches through composition of simple (and sometimes not-so-simple!) melodies. We hope to perform some of our compositions in class, and with the time remaining we might watch some performance videos and learn game songs.
Third graders will embark upon a composer study where they will choose and study a composer from one of three genres (classical, jazz, rock'n'roll/pop), listen to their music and learn about their histories. The goal is for this to be a self-directed activity where students are free to explore and learn at their own pace and suiting their own interests.