Using Artie Almeida's lesson on William Tell's Overture to explore form and play classroom instruments. This week GES 2nd graders used maracas and coffee can drums and noodle ponies to show their keen listening skills. Each group listened for a specific part of the song. When they hear their part they played their instrument to the steady beat. If they had a pony the used their feet to keep the beat and "rode" the ponies around the room. What fun! In the picture above you can see the two instrument groups on the carpet and the ponies marching around the chairs in the back of the room.
Teachers: You can get Artie's book here.
Learn more about making noodle ponies here.