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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Our second graders learn about the instrument families of the orchestrta!

I CAN...
Identify the four instrument families of the orchestra
Identify orchestra instruments by sight and sound, and place them into their families.

These I CAN statements are the goal for our second grade orchestra unit. We have been learning about each instrument family: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, & Percussion. Last week we listened to film music from Superman and Pirates of the Caribbean, using our awesome Music Express magazines, and discussed how important the film score is to the overall dramatic effect of the movie.

This week, we are reading and listening to the wonderful book, "The Remarkable Farkle McBride" by actor John Lithgow. I had the pleasure of hearing him perform this with the Chicago Symphony many years ago! Below is a YouTube video that I shared with the 2nd grade classes. Enjoy!

The Remarkable Farkle McBride book & music

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