NETBOOK CART: Continued working on our project "What is a musical" Many students still don't have access to their Google Docs account. I sent a list of those students names up to the office to investigate. All students who could not access Google Docs worked on their paragraph through documents placed in my Google Docs page. When their sites are accessible I will share their work back to their account.
SIGHT READING TEACHER POINTS TO HELP COUNTING FOR EACH INSTRUMENT EVERYONE PLAYED BUT FIRST POINTED TO HELP VIOLINS, THEN EVERYONE PLAYED AGAIN AND I POINTED TO HELP BEG. VIOLIN, ETC. FOR EACH PART
FELIZ NAVIDAD: PRACTICE COUNTING OF WHOLE NOTES (FIRST EXPLAINED) USING PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS. STUDENTS READ THE COUNTING OF THE MUSIC WITH THE TEACHER POINTING. SHAKING TYPE INSTRUMENTS USED FOR STUDENTS TO PLAY ONLY WHEN REACHING WHOLE NOTES (SHAKING INSTRUMENT FOR 4 BEATS). CLASS PERFORMED TASK FIRST WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT THEN WITH ACCOMPANIMENT. ADDED IN A FEW STUDENTS WITH CLAVES TO PLAY QUARTER NOTE PASSAGES ON. THIS PROCEDURE HELPED TEACH STUDENTS TO COUNT THE RHYTHM OF THE MUSIC FOR THIS SONG.
GOT OUR VIOLINS OUT AND ADDED IN THE OPEN STRING PARTS WITH THE RHYTHM WE JUST LEARNED (REVIEWED THE COLORS FOR EACH OPEN STRING AS WELL) CLASS PLAYED THEIR MUSIC WITH THE ACCOMPANIMENT (to be continued Friday)