Friday, December 9, 2011

March from the Nutcracker and Candy Cane Horses

All grade levels have been learning the music and story of the ballet The Nutcracker composed by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky. We used an iPad app called The Nutcracker Musical Storybook to learn the story. K/1 students studied the piece called March. Our instructional focus included rondo form and steady beat. We used some large, plastic candy canes as "horses" while we moved to the music. We also played jingle bells and egg shakers. Here are a couple of pictures:

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