Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pumpkin Carols

Fourth grade students have been composing in music! We read (and sang!) the book, The 13 Nights of Halloween, by Rebecca Dickinson and discovered that she had changed the lyrics from "The 12 Days of Christmas" to create her book. The students really enjoyed finding all of the characters on each page:

Next, we had a sing-along using some other fun Pumpkin Carols! Pumpkin carols are familiar tunes whose lyrics have been changed to a Halloween or fall theme. We created one carol together and then the students worked in pairs to create their own. Once they had completed their work, they performed their song for the class. Here are some of my favorites:

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