|Rendering of the Kodaly Institute|
I hope to post at least once or twice a week (if not more) with new ideas/songs/ games I have learned.
One of the songs on our list to learn was this Squirrel song. I am hoping it has a fun game or instrumentation, because I am always looking for more tom-ti songs. If not, it will still of course be used, but my 5th and 6th graders are often a tough sell. I will have to start coming up with my own "orffestration" for it, that my students can learn and then adapt to make it their own, just in case :)
With traveling, however, comes a few (tiny) downsides. I realized this week that when I get back I will only have ONE WEEK to get my new classrooms ready. Luckily my custodians let me in early to start getting furniture placed and instruments set up. On Tuesday when I got to school, my general music room looked like this (and the big table covered in stuff is not even in the picture):
Now, a few days later it looks... better... but I am still a few hours of work away from being ready for students. Command hooks are going to be my best friend as I lost a lot of storage in the move. A full classroom tour will come in August, when everything is set up. :)
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!