Grade 4 Activities

May Day 2017









We are practicing our new rhythm, ti-ta-ti, with a poem played on drums.



Hawaiian Stick Game by fourth graders.



Fourth graders improvising movements in Che Che Koolay, a song from Ghana.



Fourth Grade sings Let It Snow.



We are writing do-low la- mystery note melody on the staff....





































We will be having our annual sing-a-long on December 21st.  The fourth graders will be singing "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow."  Read below to practice at home....

Oh the weather outside is frightful!  But the fire is so delightful. And since we've no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

It doesn't show signs of stopping, and I brought some corn for popping.  The lights are turned way down low.  Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

When we finally kiss good night, how I'll hate going out in the storm.  But if you really hold me tight, all the way home I'll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying and, my dear, we're still goodbyeing!  But as long as you love me so,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.



We can synergize during a folk song called Draw A Bucket of Water.



Two OSU underclassmen are doing a field experience in music.  Here are pics from them teaching a song today to a 4th grade class.  The OSU student is also a Thomas Alum!!




We are working on a new "mystery note" that is lower than do in class.  A folk song, Alabama Gal, contains that new note.  Here are pictures of our movement to Alabama Gal including sashaying and peeling the banana.








We are practicing our ti-tika's and tika-ti's while listening to March of the Toreador from the opera, Carmen.








One fourth grade class singing Let Us Chase the Squirrel in rhythm syllables with our new rhythm tika-ti.






We are back to school and busy learning a new rhythm!  Today we did some rhythm dictation to see if we were ready to learn the name of our new rhythm.  Our class was successful and our new rhythm is called tika-ti!