It's been such a great week in Kindergarten and First Grade Music! We've been experiencing steady beat with steady beat swords. The "swords" are actually swimming noodles that have been cut in half.
First we listened to "Imperial March" from Star Wars and found patterns in the music that sounded like we should march, swing our steady beat swords and sneak around. Then we kept the steady beat by clapping one hand with our partner. Next we took that skill and transferred it to our steady beat swords. We clicked our steady beat swords together on the beat with our partner.
As we listened to the song the next time we marched, light saber-ed to the beat and snuck around the galaxy in search of a new beat keeping partner. What fun!
Read another blog post about steady beat swords HERE.