Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sound/ music inquiry

Last week we started a new inquiry on sound. We brainstormed and listed all the sounds we hear in our daily lives, both indoors and outdoors. Our list was so long, we were surprised how many different sounds we hear everyday! 

We read the book The Sounds Around Town written by Maria Carluccio. 

The Sounds Around Town
Written by: Maria Carluccio

Learning about different instruments. We read the book Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin written by Lloyd Moss and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. 

We watched various videos of live orchestras. It was very interesting to watch the conductor and identify the different instruments. The students were fascinated with the crescendos and decrescendos in the performance.   

Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin
Written by: Lloyd Moss
Illustrated by: Marjorie Priceman

Exploring different instruments and their sounds using the Smart Board. 



Playing different instruments and discovering various sounds. 

 Learning about sound vibrations using a cardboard box and different sized elastics. 

Watching the beans vibrate as we beat the drum.