Monday, September 30, 2013

Syncopation

We had a lot of fun in music class today. Ms. Moran used the “Alabama Gal” song to help teach the students about syncopation. They played a fun game. They passed a gentle slap from hand to hand at the person as they sang the song. The person at the end of the song was “out.” They went and played a straightforward beat on the pitched and unpitched percussion while the rest of us sang the highly syncopated song. It was fun!

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Not much of the rest of the day was quite as interesting. But it was still productive and good learning. We wrote stories about courage in our journals and shared them. We went over prefixes and spelling words. We discussed our vocabulary words for the week. We corrected history homework. We listened to one more chapter from Island. And we did the last lesson in chapter 5 of the math book.

Homework:  (1) Write spelling words 1-5 ten times each in cursive. Also create an original sentence for each word. (2) Do pages 70, 71, and 72in the Practice book. (3) Do Compound Subjects, pages 178-179 in the red Language book. (4) Do the Two Times Two 1 multiplication practice paper. (5) Do pages 127-128 and 130-131 in the math book.

1 comment:

Jessica Emerson said...

I just have to share that I want to comment on this blog just about every day because I love reading it so much! But I hate to be that person (besides which I'm not much of an online commentator anyway...but how I can help wanting to post on this page?). AMAZING updates. Beyond the joy of getting such detailed glimpses into the kids' days, the caliber of curriculum blows me away. Many thanks!