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  1. Beginning our story telling

    March 28, 2014 by khornby

    Today in Grade 1 we discussed what stories need, inorder to make them interesting. We discussed characters, and interesting problem, and the setting. The Grade 1’s agreed that the setting is very important for stories. We had discussions about how the setting can be referred to as different things or displayed in different ways – the background, the set, a scene or the stage. We brainstormed lots of setting ideas – space, park, ocean, airport, city, castles, caves, jungles, farms, and so much more!! We created a setting using paper collage. Stay tuned to see what we are going to do with them!!

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  2. Using Patterns to make a Rhythm

    March 18, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 1’s have been exploring using patterns to make a rhythm. They used colour to represent each percussion instrument in their group. They played their instrument when it was their turn in the pattern. Great collaboration! I wonder if we could make our patterns more complex?

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  3. Conductors

    March 14, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 1’s have been learning about who a conductor is and what their job is. They explored taking turns in being a conductor and conducting the band to play loud or soft, and fast or slow. The conductor also showed them (non verbally) when they were to pick up their instruments and when they needed to place them down again. They had to watch the conductor very carefully!

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  4. Moving to Music

    March 7, 2014 by khornby

    The grade 1’s explored moving to different sorts of music – however, they had to keep a stick between themselves and their partner. The stick had to be held by using only one finger. Once they got the hang of one stick, they were challenged with another! The students had to concentrate very hard and be aware of what their partner was doing and where they were moving. The fast music was definitely more challenging!

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  5. “From Little Things, Big Things Grow” #2

    March 6, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 1’s have been learning how to read chord grids. This is very tricky! They have tried very hard to learn new chords by looking at what string and fret they need to put their fingers on.

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  6. “From Little Things, Big Things Grow!”

    March 6, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 1 student’s have been learning chords on the ukuleles to accompany them singing the chorus of “From Little Things, Big Things Grow”. Learning an instrument takes a lot of patience, practice and dedication! The Grade 1’s have also had to learn persistence, as it is very easy to become frustrated!

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