Our fourth grade classes just finished watching the musical film "Bugsy Malone"- starring young versions of Scott Baio and Jody Foster. With memorable songs such as: "Fat Sam's Grand Slam" "Tomorrow", "So You Wanna Be A Boxer", and "You Give A Little Love", and characters named Bugsy, Blousy Brown, Fat Sam, Knuckles, and Dandy Dan, it's a fun musical story for kids and adults alike!
Here's a clip from the ending of the film- where a huge pie-fight takes place between the rival gangs, led by Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. It starts at about 2:30 into the clip.
Bugsy Malone Pie fight scene Our 4th grade classes then took a quiz to test how well they knew the characters, setting, and plot, using our MimioVote clickers. They all did a great job!
Third grade classes just finished a short unit on American folk instruments (banjo, fiddle, accordion, acoustic guitar, ukulele, harmonica, dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, and mandolin), and had opportunity to try a few of these instruments in class. I also brought out the Spamjo- a one stringed banjo made from a Spam can, the LimberJack dancing toy, and an autoharp! We then had a MimioVote quiz to test their knowledge and understanding of these wonderful instruments! Here are a few pictures of the kids exploring the instruments.
|Working the Limberjack|
|Trying out the Mandolin|