First Grade Music Fun!
The kids have started some IMPROVISING in music class. We've talked about creating a piece of music, not just banging on instruments. Some of them have been extra considerate in their creations by paying attention to rhythm, melodic direction and patterns. I really could not be more proud of them. I know it sounds like a simple task, but improvising can be daunting even for an adult (it is for me!) and they really were great!
The fun is only beginning in first grade music! We've done a bit of reviewing so far and have also started learning a new song and game (which is a smash hit!). The first graders will continue to build their skills throughout the year by adding a new note to their solfa scale and adding a new rhythm to all of their rhythm work. Below is a quick video of some rhythm practice with Mrs. McPaul's class!