Sep 24, 2014

Making Music at MBES!

We have been busy in music at the start of the new 2014-2015 school year! I'm so glad to be back at MBES and making music with our students!

Our first graders are learning about musical opposites: fast/slow, high/low, long/short.

First graders use scarves to explore fast/slow tempos
Mrs. Soni's class uses kites to learn about high and low sounds
  Fourth and fifth grade students have been working in groups of 4 to create a Boomwhacker composition. They created all the rhythm patterns and performance elements from start to finish. I was proud to see students working so hard to create their own music!
Fourth and fifth graders work on Boomwhacker compositions in groups.

 Second grade is learning different music vocabulary words. Here, they use a poem to learn about the fermata symbol, which means to stop and hold a note.
Second graders learn about music symbols.

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students have been practicing rhythms. Here they are playing rhythm games during centers and creating rhythm patterns.
Fifth graders play rhythm games during centers.

Kindergarten is busy experiencing music, moving to music, and making music as well! We are all learning a lot and having fun making music at MBES this year!