2012 Mini-Grant Awarded!
I'm so excited to share that I won a mini-grant for $895 for my project "Composition Creativity with Technology." I will be purchasing and ipad which students will be using for composition and improvisation!
2nd Grade Arts Integration:
Students discovered the parts necessary to make a whole instrument!
Students composed whole measures of music using rhythms to represent the parts or fractions!
Students composed songs focusing on various blend combinations.
Students "Rocked Around the Clock" and used their bodies to show various times important in their day.
Students analyzed the relationships between the characters in "Puff the Magic Dragon". The emotional connections they also made to their own lives was incredible!
Students sang songs like "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" to understand the importance of story sequence.
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