To complete our Peter and the Wolf unit, we did two different literacy based activities. The students demonstrated their understanding of the story, and most importantly, they showed that they can recognize different instrument and character themes. We spent a lot of time discussing the qualities of each instrument and how they relate to the characters in the story.
Wolf- french horns
This week we started listening to Prokofiev's, "Peter and the Wolf". We followed the recording using a listening map, and next week we will watch the video. Students were challenged to listen carefully to the different instruments and themes so they could understand the mood and actions of each character. We used this recording:
This listening map was borrowed from the Cincinnati Orchestra's "Classics for Kids" program. It is very interactive and requires students to really think about the music and story.
Arts Ed teacher for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students at Grant Road School