Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Peek at My Week 9/29-10/3

Hi everyone!

     Well I'm sad to say that this is the last edition of Mrs. Laffin's Laughings Peek at My Week linky party, however I am glad to link up one last time- if a little late.

This week, 2nd grade is learning the Patacake Polka from the CD series English Country Dances for Children. It's the dance I always start with, since it is very simple, but has a partner change at the end to give it a twist. They will be ending their day with centers. I am prepping for a sub at the end of October and want them to have the routine down!

1st grade is using the Muffin Man activities in Game Plan for Grade 1 to begin to learn sound vs. silence using "sh" or a "quarter rest." They are then continuing centers to reinforce those routines.

3rd grade will do a Listening Challenge using the choral piece Baba Yetu by Christopher Tin- sung by the Congressional Chorus, which I was a member of the past two years. They will then continue centers, adding the ABA Boomwhacker Composition center. I got this Freebie from Music and Technology's TeachersPayTeachers Store. Great way to reinforce melody AND form AND composition teamwork skills!

4th grade will write in their listening notebooks about Baba Yetu as well, and then continue with their Recorder Baseball game to reinforce notes B, A, and G.

5th grade will also write in their listening notebooks about the aforementioned song and then will continue a project that we started last week- staging, choreographing, and filming a commercial for Michael and Sons for their Jingle Sing-Off Contest! We could win $5,000 for my school, which would be awesome!!

Kindergarten will be continuing their Farm unit by learning about pigs- adding the movement "hop," and using woodblocks.

Hope everyone is having a great week!
~Ms. Patrician

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