It is hard to believe it is already March! We are back after a nice February break and gearing down for the final few months of school. Here is what we have planned for the next few weeks.
World Music: We started our study by looking at a fun song from Ghana called "Kye, Kye, Kule". It is an echo song that is very catchy. We explored life in Ghana and how it is different from life in Canada. We also watched a great video about the importance of rhythm in Western African culture and how special instruments like a djembé (drum) are made.
In the next few weeks, we will be looking at music and dance from all over the world. Stay tuned for some Irish jigging close to St. Patrick's Day!
Below is a video some school children in South Africa singing "Kye, Kyle Kule" (also called "Che, Che Cooley"). Notice how the leader changes the song using his body to lead the group.
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!
I am really excited to work with six different groups of students this year:
I am looking forward to a great year filled with lots of singing, dancing and having fun :)
Arts Ed teacher for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students at Grant Road School