Thursday, September 15, 2011

First Day of Instruction

The week in music began on a high note with 2nd Graders learning the mexican mole recipe chant "Bate Chocolate" and Third Graders beginning to work on "Wood Chuck Chuck." These are two of my favorite pieces which I always try to get to early in the year and both set the stage for what will be a major area of emphasis for the year. In 2nd grade that's the relationship between rhythm and steady beat. In 3rd grade it's performing music polyphonically -- the singing or playing of parts.

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