Friday, March 18, 2011

What's happening in Wonderland?

We have been talking  about music in our class this week.  We discussed and looked at classical music while using terms like adagio and allegro.  A class favorite was getting on YouTube and watching STOMP  and Blue Man group videos.  Did you know that our bodies are instruments or that many of the things we use on a daily basis can make music?  Try out your trash cans or brooms and see what kind of music you can make.
How long was a Brontosaurus?  We compared the length of several dinosaurs using yarn.  The dinosaurs we looked at included a Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex.  A Brontosaurus was 25 yards long, which was so long even our whole class laying head to head was not even close to the same length.

We walked over to Elementary and had a brief concert performed by Alec and Nicole.  They both take piano lessons and played a few familiar songs for us.  After the concert we used all the instruments we have in our classroom and had our own parade through the school and outside.

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