In Grades 2-5, I introduced a new activity that we will do every music class that I call the "side board." Every week I pick three different topics about music and I write them on the board. At the beginning of class, we discuss all three of them so by the end of the school year we will have learned many new composers, instruments and musical vocabulary!
This weeks words were: Harpsichord, Beethoven and Solfege.
In K-1 we learned some new songs including a personal favorite, "Kye Kye Kule." This is a song from Ghana and it is a lot of fun to do with the students and they get to learn about a new culture. When we became experts at this song, everyone got to take a solo!
I'm looking forward to next week!
K-5 General Music