Grant Road students were very lucky this week because we welcomed four Regina Pats hockey players. Sam Steel, Adam Brooks, Chase Harrison and Josh Mahura came to the school to read to students in a few classes. In Ms. Selimos' Grade 1/2 class, the players came in to join in our dance of the month. Here are some photos of the students and players having fun!
Here are some photos of the Grade 1-2 classes practicing body percussion compositions and making their own songs. I had the students work in small groups with one student as the "pointer" or "beat keeper" (they point to each square and keep a steady beat) and the other student as the "performer"
Welcome back after a restful break for an exciting 2017. We have lots of fun units planned in the next few months, and we are starting January off with one of my favourite units: Body Percussion!
What is body percussion?
Body percussion is using your body as an instrument. This includes snapping, stomping, patting, clapping, voice, etc.
Our goal with this unit is to practice different body percussion songs and emphasize a steady beat and accurate rhythms. At the end of the unit, students will create their own body percussion compositions and share with the class.
Here is a great body percussion video that I used to get students excited about the possibilities of making music with our bodies!
Arts Ed teacher for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students at Grant Road School