Big Idea 5: Innovation, Technology, and the Future.
Enduring Understanding 1: Creating, interpreting, and responding in the arts stimulate the imagination and encourage innovation and creative risk-taking.
MU.K.F.1.1 Respond to and explore music through creative play and found sounds in the music classroom.
MU.1.F.1.1 Create sounds or movement freely with props, instruments, and/or found sounds in response to various music styles and/or elements.
MU.2.F.1.1 Create a musical performance that brings a story or poem to life.
MU.3.F.1.1 Enhance the meaning of a story or poem by creating a musical interpretation using voices, instruments, movement, and/or found sounds.
MU.4.F.1.1 Create new interpretations of melodic or rhythmic pieces by varying or adding dynamics, timbre, tempo, lyrics, and/or movement.
MU.5.F.1.1 Create a performance, using visual, kinesthetic, digital, and/or acoustic means to manipulate musical elements.
The Orff Process is written ALL OVER these benchmarks! Yes, and I love it.
My second graders are using the book Owl Moon for their “Winter Show.” This book lends itself beautifully to the second grade benchmark. We are using a selection from Volume 1 as travel music, and 2 of Keetman’s melodies for other parts of the book. It should work well for a performance. That’s what I love about this thread, it is process based and can work for an “informance.” What stories and poems do you love to work with?
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