Friday, April 25, 2014

Five For Friday

Yay! It's FRIDAY!! I am linking of with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!

This year I started an Orff ensemble at one of my elementary schools. The group featured twelve wonderful 4th and 5th grade students.  The group performed two pieces at the school board meeting: "Balafon" on the xylophones and "Star Wars" on the Boomwhackers.  I was so proud to be their teacher! 

BOOMWHACKERS! We have been having so much fun with the Boomwhackers in 5th grade!!! We played Gotye's "Somebody that I Used to Know."  This was the arrangement I found online.  I just transferred the parts to the Boomwhackers instead of the xylophones.

We also played a fun conducting game! The students had to remain completely quiet. One selected student came to the middle of the circle and conducted the group with body movements. It was so much fun and taught the students to really follow a conductor!!! 

I am finishing up with classes!! I felt very accomplished this week as I completed all my homework assignments for the Spring semester.  
Whew! Glad it's over!

I have busily been working on a large transportation-themed rhythm unit! This bundle features worksheets, Powerpoint lessons, games, and assessments. More to come!!

We have updated our garden! Last year, I was so tired of mowing and weeding-eating our fenced-in garden.  The solution: lay weedpaper and lots of mulch! The results were beautiful :)

See you next week! 


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  2. Thank you! I am so glad to have you! I am loving the blogging world :)

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