Kindergarten through fifth graders come to the music room twice a week to sing, dance and play instruments. About 300 students at our K-8 school are members of an International Baccalaureate school where students are engaged in active Inquiry.
In the music room Inquiry looks like students exploring melody, harmony and rhythm on the instruments.
Students Inquire how rhythm patterns work together with melody. We explore how harmony supports melody and rhythm. Above all, we make a lot of joyful music together.
The music room is a bit of a happy mess right now. We have one corner that is full of bucket drums, boomwhackers, ukuleles, keyboards, guitars and music games bins. Since it's all sort of arranged on the floor, it's not very safe. Students have to climb over items sometimes to access an instrument. If we had some large, sturdy shelving units, we could put all of our instruments within reach and get them off the floor. This would be safer for students and keep our instruments in good condition and give our music room about 10 more square feet of use!
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