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Latin American Music

The 3rd graders are just finishing up a unit on Latino music. We studied the sounds, instruments, and dances from countries in Central America, South America, as well as Spain and Mexico. Here they are dancing to the song Una Sola Voz, which means one voice.

 

Una Sola Voz

Rondo Form

The 3rd graders have been learning about the musical form called rondo. The pattern rondos follow are ABACA. Watch their Nutcracker plate rondo in the link below.

Rondo

Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Whole Notes, Oh My!

The 3rd graders were recently introduced to whole notes. They were each challenged to come up with an action to represent the three main notes we know now as 3rd graders-the whole note (4 beats) the half note (2 beats) and the quarter note (1 beat). View their creations below:

Note Vaues

The Star Spangled Banner

The 3rd Graders have been studying our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. They have spent lots of time learning the words, defining the words, discussing the proper things to do in order to show respect for our National Anthem, as well as viewing clips from other people’s […]