|We are using Kingsley Kolors recorders this year!|
Drums! Drums! Drums!
We have been making some great noise over the past few weeks! The world music drums are here at Westgate until the first week of October! We are playing rhythm & listening games, creating rhythms, reading rhythm flashcards, using rhythm Megablocks to create and play rhythms, writing rhythm patterns, and much more!
|Students create & play rhythms using Megablocks!|
|4th graders play Ensemble I by Will Schmid|
Patriotic Music in Class:
To honor Patriot Day, I chose to share various patriotic songs with the students. We discussed the history and meaning of our great songs, such as, America, America, the Beautiful, You're a Grand Old Flag, and the Star-Spangled Banner. I also shared the Smithsonian National Museum of American History website with students: http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/- they have a great exhibit of the flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, which inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the words of our National Anthem. Check it out!