In 4th grade specials rotation, we have recently begun makerspace. This means that students choose which space they would like to create in (P.E., music, art, or makerspace) and go to that space for 3 rotation days. We have just finished our first 3 week cycle and here are some of the projects that the students have created!
The two students in this video have done some experimentation with form, instrument choice, and intervals. They created a song following an ABAB' form and using unison and fifths! Enjoy!
These three students used two of their band instruments, a glocknespiel, a snare drum and their voices to create this masterpiece!
This group chose to experiment with some new instruments as well as two that they already played!
Maggie and Alayna teamed up to compose a piece of music for the flute! They "hired" Caleb to perform the premier of their piece and they conducted his performance! Check out their masterwork!
A few students decided to take a song they already knew and create new words to show how much they love our school. Two groups were working on this project and decided to collaborate to create this song! Check out their process and their final product!
Students continue to collaborate and inspire one another.
Below are pictures from various Maker Space groups. Some students worked with a parent volunteer, Mrs. Harlow, on building marble runs. Other projects highlighted below include Tinkercad/3-D printing, finger-knitting, clay bracelets, Lego robotics, a diorama, puppet making, and a yarn weaved container.
One of our fourth grade students decided to write a poem in class and thanks to Mrs. Rodbourn, she decided to turn it into a song! With the help of a partner, they created this music!
4th grade students have been busy collaborating and creating new music, music games, musical performances and instruments! Check out some of our pictures and videos! Below, you will find a self-created percussion ensemble that features some call-and -response playing, A trumpet solo written and performed on the announcements by Jake M. and also, a duet written and performed for flute and clarinet!! Enjoy