Monday, November 30, 2009
On November 16, Dickson Elementary had a program provided by Zig Wajler of "Hands on With Zig" called Math with Music. In this program, math concepts and skills are compared side-by-side with music and instruments showing how the connections are made and explaining how concepts work. Students are engaged as active participants playing electronic and percussive instruments discovering how to implement various mathematical operations to accurately and efficiently display how the skills and concepts relate to real-world applications through music. Reinforced basic Math skills through music include; whole numbers and symbols, number operations and estimating with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions, abstract thinking with simple patterns and symmetry, ordered pairs and numbers, odd and even numbers, system(s) of measurement with time, shapes and grids with relationships such as intersecting parallel elements, and analyzing data in the form of song form, orchestration and compositions. Musical composition selections include familiar classic, traditional and contemporary song-styles representing various genres of music as heard in everyday life.
Posted by Cooper's Big Adventure at 3:11 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2009
First Grade made a mural. A mural is large artwork, typically painted on the inside or outside of buildings.
We made an underwater mural because we read Fun with Fish.
We colored fish with markers or colored pencils. Then we glued the fish on a large piece of blue paper which was the ocean.
We hung the mural in the hallway for all to see.
Posted by Cooper's Big Adventure at 10:58 AM