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6th Grade Ukuleles

The 6th graders are loving Thursdays, now called “Ukulele Day!” They have learned a handful of one finger chords and were even able to use them to play along with the Banana Boat Song. We’ll be diving into two finger chords this week. Enjoy their video below!

Banana Boat Song


The 6th graders get to enjoy a special treat this year. They are the first class to get to do some lessons with the ukulele. Last year, the school won several ukuleles from a drawing, and I have decided to put them to good use. The kids are loving them and even accomplished a small […]

Williams vs. Webber

With the release of the new Star Wars movie, the 6th graders began studying the man behind the music, John Williams. John Williams is famous for composing the music to legendary movies such as Harry Potter, Hook, Jurassic Park, Superman, Indian Jones, Jaws, and of course Star Wars. We then compared him to British composer […]


The 6th Graders just finished a unit on Duke Ellington and jazz music. They created these water and marker projects while listening to Duke’s jazz hit, “Mood Indigo.”