Room 10 has been working on a book of poems called "Rumble in the Jungle" by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz. First, all students learned to play the pattern “Rumble, rumble, rumble in the jungle”:
Once we were comfortable with the rhythm, we started adding different patterns on the drum to illustrate the poems. Next, students chose other classroom instruments to represent each of the animals or descriptions in the poems.
Several Music Curriculum outcomes were experienced as students created this project.
Students we able to:
- Read and perform a grade-appropriate rhythmic pattern using standard music notation
- Play a steady beat and rhythmic patterns in a group
- Choose instruments based on their characteristics of sound
- Demonstrate an understanding of Rondo Form (ABACADAE....)
- Experiment with music to communicate ideas derived from a poetry
- Select and organize sounds and musical ideas as a class
- Rehearse music to perform for others
- Share musical ideas, compositions and interpretations with others through performance, and sound/video recordings