Hello BFIS Friends and Family!
Second grade has been working hard ALL year studying music from all around the world!
So far, we have traveled to Japan, Mexico, West Africa, and North America looking at how music is part of children’s lives EVERYWHERE!
For example, we have discovered that children all over the world use music as they play games…”Sara Watashi” is a plate passing game from Japan, and is similar to “Obwi Sana Sana” a stone passing game from Ghana! Wow! We have so much in common…
When we learned about Bluegrass music, we found a silly song about “Old Dan Tucker” and learned a traditional Party Play game from Appalachia! We are also looking at the traditional instruments from all over the world and will begin learning to classify them according to how their sound is produced!
Ask your child to tell you the names of the different bluegrass instruments in this picture!
We are now traveling to Russia, and will be looking at the way composer Stravinksy put the folk tale “The Firebird” to music!
We will be traveling to Auditori San Cugat in February to see the Petit Liceau performance!
We’ll be looking at each of the new Russian instruments above in the next two weeks!