• Mr. Chaney's class April song

    All three third grade classes learned about sixteenth notes.  Students used a given rhythm to create a melody that started on high C and ended on low C.  Once we composed the melody, students helped create an arrangement of their song by adding accompaniment patterns.  I love how each class' song turned out.  They started with the same rhythm and instruments. 

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  • Mrs. McKenna's Class April song

    The third graders were learning about sixteenth notes.  One of the activities was to create a melody for a given rhythm using a pentatonic scale.  Students were given the starting and ending pitches.  After students wrote their melody, they were given options for creating an arrangement by adding accompaniment patterns.  This class chose to start with high instruments playing the melody while low instruments accompanied, then they switched roles.  My favorite part of this project is how different each class' songs turned out. Same starting point, but because this was student led, students were able to try out their own ideas.  

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  • Mrs. Bruns April song

    All three third grade classes learned about sixteenth notes.  Students used a given rhythm to create a melody that started on high C and ended on low C.  Once we composed the melody, students helped create an arrangement of their song by adding accompaniment patterns.  This is the melody and accompaniment by Mrs. Bruns' class.  The students wanted to keep the whispered "boo ya" at the end (which was captured purely by chance.)  

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  • 3rd Grade Chaney 8-31-2016

    Students created a simple pentatonic melody as a class with an assigned rhythm.  Concepts that we discussed were playing the xylophone, higher and lower, moving by steps (notes next to eachother) and repeated notes.  

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