Anne Ferton, SDFAS PK2C teacher, is following a yearlong training with the Mission Laïque Française on body percussions. Body percussion is a brilliant way to create music in a group. It is also valuable for internalizing fundamental musical concepts including rhythm, beat and tempo. Through her personal music experience (Anne was the lead singer in a band) and this intense training, Anne will be stomping, clapping hands and clicking fingers, with her students to put in music stories created in the class. We are all waiting for their first performance!
After creating a repertoire of sound effects with their mouth and their body, Anne and her students associated each sound effect with an image. As with musical notes, students were able to create their own sound scores and play them with their bodies.
Our PK0 students investigated how some objects move when placed on an inclined plane, or ramp. They went to the auditorium to explore different kind of ramps, small and big.
They discovered that some objects roll down, some slide down, and some do not move at all. They definitively prefer the ones that roll!
And they even did the same experiment in class with paint…. So messy but so fun!
SDFAS PK2 classes went to our first Robotic class this week. They discovered Ozobot, a little toy robot that can identify lines, colors and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as paper.
François prepared a few large sheets of paper with lines of different colors. Our PK2 students turned on the Ozobots and observed: They realized that the robots were following the lines and changed colors according to the color of the lines they were riding on. GREAT JOB EVERYBODY! What are they going to discover next week?