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BLAST Elementary Thematic Program
Music and Movement

(October and November 2008)

 

Some Call It Noise...I Call It Muisc

Recommended for grades K-2

Musical tastes certainly change from generation to generation! For hundreds of years, classical music was considered the popular form of music. Students participating in this program will learn about different musical instruments and famous composers through an interactive read aloud and informational text. A hands-on (noisy!) activity is included.  

 

Fiction Books:

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin book jacket

Zin!Zin!Zin! A Violin

by Lloyd Moss

The First Music book jacket

The First Music

by Dylan Pritchett

Play, Mozart, Play! book jacket

Play, Mozart, Play!

by Peter Sis

Informational Books:

World Crafts: Musical Instruments book jacket World Crafts: Musical Instruments
by Meryl Doney
Making Music: 6 Instruments You Can Create book jacket

Making Music: 6 Instruments You Can Create

by Eddie Herschel Oates

Making Music book jacket

Making Music

by Ann Sayre Wiseman & John Langstaff

Pennsylvania Academic Standards: 

        1.6. A&B. - Speaking and Listening

Web Sites:

http://freekidsmusic.com/

http://www.creatingmusic.com

 

Music and Movement to Soothe the Soul

Recommended for grades 3-5

Life can be stressful! In this highly interactive program, students will learn about various ways to relax throughout the day using music and movement. After an interactive read aloud and exploration of informational texts, students will parctice responding to classical music in creative ways. The second part of the program will focus on movement: simple calming breathing and stretching activities that can be used throughout the day.

Fiction and Informational Books:

The Sound that Jazz Makes book jacket The Sound that Jazz Makes
by Carole Boston Weatherford
The Story of the Incredible Orchestra book jacket

The Story of the Incredible Orchestra

by Bruce Koscielniak

I Love Yoga book jacket

I Love Yoga: A Guide for Kids and Teens

by Ellen Schwartz

Pennsylvania Academic Standards: 

        1.6. A&B. - Speaking and Listening

Web Sites:

http://classicsforkids.com/

http://wilderdom.com/games/PhysicalActivities.html