Friday, January 18, 2013

Ice-Skating in the Music Room!

Kindergarten classes have been doing winter activities in music class!  One of their favorite activities has been ice-skating.  They love pretending that the music room has turned into an ice-skating rink and that paper plates are their ice skates.  :)  This is such a great way for the students to practice expressive movement (MKGM.1.a. Respond to contrasts and events in music with gross locomotor and non-locomotor movements) while also being exposed to various classical pieces.  Here they are skating away...






 




2 comments:

  1. Looks like great fun! What pieces do you typically use with this activity?

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    1. Thank you! :) I tend to use waltzes such as: Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky), Swan Lake Waltz (Tchaikovsky), Blue Danube (Strauss), Skater's Waltz (Waldteufel). They have a great "skating" feel and are the right length of time - about 5-7 minutes long. Thanks for reading!

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