Saturday, April 17, 2010

Kindergarten Week 2 -- Patterns in Music

Mr. A, who is compiling video clips for a larger kindergarten project, was kind enough to share this snippet from Friday's lesson on patterns. The kids have been learning about patterns -- especially AB pattern as part of their math instruction and we spent some time looking at how this idea of patterns applies to music. In the video clip, for example, students are developing a hand jive to accompany the the A section of "Bam Chi Chi Bam," a Jamaican folk tune. The kids were able to observe that the phrase "Bam Chi Chi Bam" is actually an ABA pattern itself. Apart from reinforcing the math standards, the goal here is get kids to think about how to keep their music organized so they can make it together more effectively.

Homework: Chakere coloring worksheet

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