As I write this, our country is grieving and angry. Emotions are high, and lives have been lost. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is approaching and a change of leadership in our country is at hand. Impeachment proceedings are upcoming and our country has experienced a tumultuous moment of violence in the midst of a global pandemic. The times we are in are not, by anyones definition, NORMAL. I do not have answers. I do not have enough words. But I know music is a way for my students to process and acknowledge what they are hearing in their homes and classrooms. Music is a way to open conversation and empathy. I began singing a song I learned many moons ago - Seeds. I was also singing the song, "Give Light" and knew those two songs would help my students (and me) to further growth, courage, and strength during times of frustration, grief, and confusion.
Friday, January 8, 2021
These are books I will be using in my classroom over the next many weeks. Some I will read, some will be sung (in our heads, hearts, and homes), and others will be used as jumping off points to create poetry, rhythms, melodies, and speech or body percussion work.
Movement for this song can be found here - as well as a lovely description about planting seeds of kindness.
You can also add the following body percussion - these are the scaffolded slides:
Want all this in one place? Click HERE to get all this as a Google Slide - you will be asked to make a copy and then can rearrange and edit to make it the most useful for your classes.
Be safe, everyone. Don't forget If you are not already, be sure to follow along at www.ofortunaorff.com, on fb -@0 for tuna orff, and instagram -@Aimee_ofortunaorff
If you enjoy these resources, please consider treating me to a cup of coffee:
With much love,