Mar 6, 2017

Ice Skating Fun!

In Kindergarten and 1st Grade, we are finishing up units on snow and winter. We read "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats and participated in a lot of activities to go with the book. We acted out the story, we added instruments for sound effects, and we played a song on resonator bells to go with the story! We are concluding our winter unit with a little ice skating! There are a ton of old records in the storage closet, and they happen to make great ice skates! Students slide around the room to slow, flowing music and pretend they are ice skating. This activity addresses body awareness as well as moving and responding to music. We had so much fun!

Karaoke Parties!

In music class, we have a classroom reward system where students can earn Karaoke parties. Each class moves its popsicle stick forward one key on the piano for good classroom behavior. 
The students really enjoy the chance to sing fun songs for their peers! As their teacher, I always enjoy seeing which students have the confidence to get up and sing for their friends, which takes a lot of guts! I can always tell the future singers and choir members we have here at MBES 🙂