Thanks to my friend (and former teacher) Will Salmon, Wonderland now has a complete set of contra bass bars for our instrumentarium on extended loan. These super low notes really add a lot of depth to the music we play in the classroom. I used them all week to continue our study of instruments make sounds in first grade, for example, or to add to our accompaniment of "Los Ninos En Espana Cantan" in fourth. I can't wait to try them out in Ensemble. Thank Will!
The bars are not the only new instruments we'll be using this week. Third graders will be receiving their recorders after spending a few weeks reviewing the basics of rhythmic notation and being introduced to the concept us pitch in notation. For the recorders we have FOW to thank, so thank you parents!