The second grade students learned a song called, "Five Fat Turkeys." This song reinforced the musical terms- melody and ostinato. A melody is a "sweet succession of arrangement of sounds" and an ostinato is a repeated musical phrase. We used Boomwhackers as a percussion accompaniment.
Students also performed the Tango.
Third grade students learned about verse and refrain form while singing a hilarious song called "The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven"(to the tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"). There are 5 verses in this song, and each was assigned to a different group of students. Here are performances from Mrs. Kip and Mrs. Ferullo's class:
Our fourth and fifth grade students are in full concert rehearsal mode now. We took a little break and performed songs on the Boomwhacker. The students had so much fun!
Have a wonderful weekend!