Saturday, September 29, 2012

First Grade Bug Music

As we explore un-pitched percussion instrument families (the woods, metals, shakers, scrapers, and drums) we added some bug movements, matching the movement and the sound. I explained how I saw dragonflies landing on top of each other to rest after flying on a lake. We tried to recreate these "sculptures". Later we listened to instrument sounds that described how bugs moved and tried out all the movements. Finally students got into teams of 4 to create sounds with instruments and had the other teams guess which bug they were depicting with their sounds.
Mrs. Ricke's First Grade dragonfly sculpture
Mrs. Hucka's First Grade dragonfly sculpture
Mrs. Henely's First Grade dragonfly sculpture

Mrs. Wuebker's First Grade dragonfly sculpture