Recently we’ve been working on ear training and trying to recognize pitches and scales. In this activity, students with bells are the “instruments” and the other students must help to organize them according to pitch. Here are our second graders organizing themselves into an ascending major scale! (Plus a small celebration afterwards).
As another school year comes to an end, our first graders spent their last music class practicing and performing on some of the instruments they’ve learned this year. They chose to perform “Another One Bites the Dust” as they head into summer with style.
Here is a playlist of the songs for Zimriyah this year in case students and families want to practice at home! All School: Shiru Shir, Shir Hachodashim, Rabbi Akiva, Nerot Shel Ahava, Mishe, Echad Mi Yode’a, Yom Huledet Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2: Basukkah shelanu, Shana Tova, Hashkediya Porachat, Letsan Katan Grades 3,4,5: Bashana haba-a, […]
Our 4th and 5th graders are working on something special for Zimriyah this year! We hope to see you there on May 26th!
During the last few weeks in music class students have been working in groups to create their own products or stores and write corresponding jingles. Later, we used the products and jingles to create whole commercials! Students came up with so many creative and interesting jingles and commercials! Here is an example of one of them: Want […]
Lately our Pre K students have been exploring and learning about a lot of different music and instruments. Last week, we learned about the orchestra and all of the different musicians and instruments that are used in it. We watched a video of an orchestra performing and talked about how all the musicians follow the […]
Special thanks go to parent Rachel Venditto for creating such wonderful pennants for our school library! Not only are they beautiful, but they convey, in both English and Hebrew, what I hope students experience in the library. I want them to discover, read, think, imagine, and dream here. I see the library as a portal […]
What’s it all about? Turn toss hit… Smack it… Up up up… Hit it… Keep it alive… You only get a point when you serve… Rotate… Very few rules…Loads of fun for all, Why of course it’s beachball volleyball!
After watching an inspiring clip of Blue Man Group performing using PVC pipe, first grade students were given the chance to create their own performances using a cardboard tube. The rules were: We will work in pairs. We can’t practice beforehand, only discuss with our partner what we’d like to do. Once we are in front of […]
This week our kindergartners continued their unit on the xylophone. We’ve been focusing on finding different notes and beginning and ending as a group. They’re so focused!