2nd graders have been playing classroom instruments such as shakers, rain-sticks, vibraslap, xylophone, metallophone and glockenspiel. Ask your child what each of these instruments is! They have been discovering and developing the self control that is needed to successfully play music with a group. They have been singing and playing games along with our practice and really enjoying "as many turns as possible!" In the first video, students are singing a song about bats and accompanying on xylophone. In the second video, students are playing a game called "Pass the Pumpkin" and rotating through the instrument stations set up behind the circle. This game reinforces steady beat, quarter, eighth and half note rhythms, and singing and playing in a minor key. It's also really fun!
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