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(In photo: Beads were used by the children to create their percussion instruments)
SOYA’s Khadijah Ali-Coleman facilitated this past week a session in a series of literacy arts activities she is providing to K-2nd graders at New Horizon Elementary School in Maryland. This week’s session continues a series on “Music” where the children are learning about the three categories of instruments (Percussion, Wind and String). In past weeks, the children have categorized instruments, enjoyed an instrument “petting zoo” and participated in a theater game where they devised different ways to transform everyday materials into instruments. This past Thursday, they put their brainstorming into practice when they created percussion instruments from recycled plastic materials.
(In photo: The children painted their plastic recycled items as they created their instruments)
(In photo: The children painted their water bottle instruments with recycled sponges)
Before creating their instruments, Khadijah read to them the story 1, 2, 3 Music by Sylvie Auzary-Luton and were challenged to identify the different instruments in the stories and categorize them into the three categories of music instruments. The story is a wonderful read for young children. It is about a young girl’s love for music and how she uses it to express herself.
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