Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Short Week

This week was a short one with Labor Day and Rosh Hashannah giving us Monday and Thursday off. This meant that in the classes I did see there was an opportunity to go more into depth on some of the things we've talking about.  In Third Grade, for example, where students will be getting recorders next week, I was able to introduce the concept of pitch to their developing understanding of notation.

After reviewing the durational values of quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes, the kids were allows to add pitch names to rhythm patterns they developed.  The result was several pretty three note melodies.

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