Our EC 1 & 2 classes had a chance to explore music notation in a new way this week. Using colourful 3D shapes, each student made a pattern our of eight shapes. They were given tone chimes in matching colours to their shapes, and then asked to play their rhythm on the chimes. They were then given a chance to exchange with their neighbour and play someone else’s pattern.
We spoke a lot about music notation, and how writing our music allows others to play our song. We extended our learning into today’s lesson, and students traced their pattern onto paper and coloured in their patterns. We will share our “songs” with another class next week and see if we can play someone else’s music.