• We Are Late!

    We are late!  We are late!  We are gonna be late!  

    We are late!  We are late!  We are gonna be late!                                                                                                                                      

    Bus is coming....Oh my we're gonna be late!                                                                                                                                            

    Bus is coming....Oh my we're gonna be late!                                                                                                                                             

    We are late!  We are late!  We are gonna be late!                                                                                                                                     

    We are late!  We are late!  We are gonna be late!

    The fifth graders experienced compound meter and performed a round/canon using this poem, body percussion and instruments.  This can be performed at home using 'found' instruments.

         *Gather 3 found sounds that can be played with found sound mallets. (I like spoons, especially plastic because they're not as loud, but pencils/pens/markers work too.)  Consider a mix a different sounds:  tin cans, water bottles, mugs, plastic containers, carboard are some ideas.

         *Choose two sounds you think sound great together and start there.  Choose one for the word "We" and the other for any phrase that involves the word "late" (are late, are gonna be late).  Use alternating hands. Tap mallets together for the snaps.

         *Use your 3rd sound source for "bus is leaving".  I like to play this 2 hands at once.

          *Oh yeah!  You actually need 4 sounds.  Your challenge is to find a 4th sound without getting up to get another item.  Is there a different sound you can get from one of your items by hitting in a different spot?  Or is there something in your immediate vicinity that can make a sound?  Use this new 4th sound for "oh my we're gonna be late".......alternate hands.

     

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