Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ribbons and Ribbons and Russia...

Well, Russian composer anyway! I love using music from the Nutcracker this time of year! Especially the March and Trepak! See the bucket drum routine below to Trepak. My 2nd graders are performing this in a week and a half and my fourth graders are performing a different one to the Duke Ellington arrangement of the Overture.. listen to it sometime soon- rich with possiblities! Here's another activity with ribbons posted by Mrs. Shredder- soo stinkin' cute with these 2nd graders of hers! Enjoy!


  1. Hello! I teach a 2nd grade junkyard percussion group and would LOVE to learn more about your bucket routine for Trepak. I can't seem to find it here in this post. Thank you!

    I LOVE your blog. Thank you so much for your willingness to share your awesome ideas!


    1. Hi Emmi,
      It is here:

    2. Thanks Aimee!

      I tried it out with my 2nd grade Junkyard Percussion Club yesterday and they LOVED it. I also created a flip chart "map" of the routine. I can email it to you if you are interested!

      Thanks again!

    3. Yes, that would be great! So glad it worked well.. it is a LOT of fun!!! Thanks.. send it to me at
      Thanks again!


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