the perfect 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 whoop whomp whomp" by wynton marsalis at the end of our jazz unit. We then walked the entire school writing down every single sound we could find and pooled our responses. They wrote their own books and added instruments. We then invited every other class and teacher in to our room to read our books and let them play their instrument. 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"