Category Archives: Drums

Gathering Drum Fun

We have new additions to the instrument collection at The Parish School: two gathering drums! I have experienced them in other music settings and decided that we needed some. These are strong resilient drums that provide opportunities for various play. … Continue reading

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Bumblebee Drumming and Singing

The Pandas drummed their way on a bumblebee hunt.  We played fast on the drum as to run to find some bees.  Then we drew circles with our mallets on the drum head while we buzzed with our voices, listening … Continue reading

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The Dinosaurs Play the Drum

Dinosaur, dinosaur, dinosaur, roar! Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, roar! Tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe, roar! The Dinosaurs class played the drums as dinosaurs, stomping, tiptoeing, and roaring.  We chanted the words above and played them to a rhythm.  Our hands … Continue reading

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“Row Your Boat”: Slow, Medium, or Fast?

“Gently down the street.” “Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, life is not a dream.” – “Row Your Boat” student variations The Owls, Turtles, Belugas, Zebras, Bears, Buccaneers, and Agents classes are singing, “Row Row Row Your Boat” while playing drums.  We … Continue reading

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Last Day: OT Drumming Contest

It’s day four, the last day of the OT drumming contest.  There were several students missing this week, so they will get a chance to drum next week to boost their class’s score.  OT Contests are still happening in art, … Continue reading

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Day 3: Drumming Contest

Wow, what a day for our drumming contest!  Two Monkey students surpassed 200 drum plays (227 and 218); the only preschoolers to break 200!  In addition, their whole class drummed themselves into third place of all the classes!  All the … Continue reading

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Day 2: OT Drumming Contest

It’s Day 2 of the OT drumming contest and there are some impressive numbers!  I have noticed that many of the top drummers have had OT or are in OT, which demonstrates that OT is beneficial and helping them in … Continue reading

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