1st graders have been singing, playing musical games and moving to music this past month. We've been exploring locomotor and non-locomotor ways of moving to music and we've begun to record these ideas with our Alphabet Actions chart. We read the well loved book Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. As each new animal enters the cave, students contribute the sounds that the story requires! We decode the rhythms of these sounds and will transfer them to instruments this week. Here is a clip of on class practicing their favorite rhythmic pattern, "burp, burp, burp, excuse me!" which becomes "ta, ta, ta-di, ta-di".