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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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Kenya: Drumming in the Middle and Side

As we venture into Kenya, the Zebras, Giraffes, Agents, Alligators, Owls, Bears, Labs, Penguins, Mustangs, and Explorers students are learning how to play the drum in two ways: playing in the middle and playing on the side/rim of the drum … Continue reading

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Drumming Into the New Year!

It is tradition and superstitious to make loud noises on New Year’s Eve to scare away evil spirits and bad luck for the new year.  Thus in music, we have been drumming all week.  We talked about the shape of … Continue reading

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Music Communities in Development

“A community is where people work together and take care of each other.” – G. Mustangs The Explorers, Mustangs, and Penguins are learning about communities in their academic lessons.  So in music, we are building our own community of musicians … Continue reading

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Drummin’ Rhythms With the Alligators

The big tubano drum has an invisible sticker that screams, “Play me.”  Students who walk by it are pulled in by its enchanting forest scenery and play it, even when the class is engrossed in another activity. While doing some … Continue reading

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Drumming Contest Day 3

Today is day 3 of the Drumming Contest for Occupational Therapy (OT) awareness in April.   OT is a profession to help people across the lifespan with promoting health and well being through engagement in occupation. Students in every class … Continue reading

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