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4th Grade Theme and Variations

The 4th grade began this project last week by exploring our the piece Variations on Simple Gifts by composer of the month Aaron Copland. We discussed the many ways he created musical variations on his theme, as well as brainstormed new ideas. This week, each class chose a song that they could play on recorder to be the theme. In groups they created a variation to perform. In the end we created one large Theme and Variations piece by stringing them all together. Here are some of the results:

 

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5th Grade Square Dancing Creations

During the past two lessons the 5th grade classes have been working on the folk dance Alabama Gal. It is a very popular dance often done during harvest celebrations at this time of year. After mastering the original dance, the students were the challenged to create their own dance sequence using the movements they had learned, as well as adding their own special creative touches. Here are some of the results: