Today 2nd grade acted out the story of Peter and the Wolf to the music by Prokofiev. We wil get to watch Ms. Smith perform it next week and check out another video of the story as well!
This summarized our unit on Instrument Families. Ask your students what the 4 orchestra families are (Srings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion) Also ask them what instruments belong in each familiy that we know so far.
Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Woodwinds: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba
Percussion (anything you Strike, Shake, or Scrape): Xylophone, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Guiro, Bongos, Timpani, Hand Drum, Jingle Bells, Wood Block, Egg Shaker, and more!