When students come to Music Class, they automatically begin on the color green (“Let’s Rock and Roll”). Green means they are doing a good job. If they move up to yellow (“You’re a star”), it means they are doing a great job. If they move up to purple (“You’re a rockstar”), it means they are doing awesome and will receive a reward. If they go to blue (“Singing the Blues”), it means they have been given a warning and need to fix their behavior. If they go to red (“The Show is Cancelled”) then we will stop music and review rules and good behaviors.
During the month of October, students worked with various unpitched percussion instruments. Unpitched means that the instrument only has one distinct sound and can only play that sound. Students also worked on Xylophones; practicing mallet technique and steady beat. We also read a story about rhythm and different places on your body where you can keep the beat.
Pictured Above: Soprano Glockenspiel, Ratchet, Tambourine, Cow Bell, Triangle, Wood Block, Maraca, Claves, Coconut Shells
The Bass Xylophone
“I Got The Rhythm”