An in-depth Music project for the upper elementary music classroom, this will have your kids reading, investigating, composing, collaborating, designing, illistrating, demonstrating, and teaching.
"My 5th graders read "Squeek Rumble Whomp Whomp Whomp" by Wynton Marsalis at the end of our jazz unit. We walked the entire school writing down every single sound we could find and pooled our responses. They wrote their own books and added instrument parts (like a sound story!). We then invited every other class and teacher in to our room to read our books and then taught them the instrument parts. I was watching my big kids teach music to my babies and it was amazing. Also my kids grew ten-fold as musicians. This was their final project with me before they went on to middle school. They did this while doing state testing and preparing end of the year music"