I teach at an extremely diverse public elementary school. My school represents a number of different personalities, cultures, and backgrounds. All of these beautifully blend together to form an incredibly welcoming community of staff members and students.
My 5th and 6th graders need a class set of 30 ukuleles to improve their music literacy, performance skills, and fine motor skills.
Ukuleles will help to make music more accessible for my students. Strengthening these abilities will further the students' positive initiative and academic growth.
This project was such a success last year, we have decided to expand on our ukulele unit! Instead of having to share one ukulele between two students, with the success of this new project, students will be able to focus on developing their own skills with their own instrument.
As teachers dedicated to meeting all student needs, ukuleles provide a small, tactile, and personal instrument for each child.
Ukuleles help to make music more accessible for our students. This type of learning goes beyond the traditional realm of music education. It bridges the gap between our music curriculum and the interest of the students. Included in each ukulele starter kit, the students will learn how to use pics, how to tune, how to restring, and how to strum chords.
This unit will also support a school-wide character movement in which we encourage values such as responsibility, integrity, leadership, open-mindedness, team work, creativity, connection, purpose, and self control.
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