It seems to me that once we turn the corner of January, I start getting itchy feet knowing I don't have long with the students. January moves along and then all of a sudden it seems we are thrown into February with African American/Black History Month, March is crazy due to Spring Break, the April arrives and we have 7 weeks of school left! Yikes!
For some reason, I always seem to teach/re-teach/review sixteenth note notation beginning in late January/early February.
There are SO many wonderful pieces of music to use with the wonderfully fun sixteenths!
1. Chicken on a Fencepost - my kids can't get enough of this and the game is so fun!!
3. Hole in the Bottom of the SeaClassics are classics for a reason! This one is very exciting when sung at a breakneck tempo!
4. Old Brass Wagon
I posted on this before using an improvisation lesson for recorders here.
5. Ding Dong Diggidiggidong
I love this one, and the kids do, also! Available here from Beth's Music Notes:
6. KookaburraThis is a lovely canon from Australia. The Kookaburra is a bird that makes a very funny sound!