Saturday, October 5, 2013

Instrument Families and Story Telling

First grade has spent that last several weeks learning about how instruments are grouped together based on how they work.  Throughout we have focused on making careful observations, collecting and developing hypotheses for why some instruments sound one way and some another.  The goal here get them to use a scientific approach to understanding.

Today we focused on the piano as we began our transition from the science of music to an an appreciation of how music can be used to help tell stories.

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