The students have been very busy leading up to the end of Term 1.
In both Miss Jen and Ms. Ashley's classes, students have been listening and responding to Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns. This song was actually introduced at all levels, with different degrees of response and discussion. In grade 2, students were expected to listen for dynamics (volume), tempo (speed) and express what the song made them think of.
Check out the Youtube link here: Danse Macabre
Miss Jen teaches Ms. Ceravolo and Mme. Gregoire's grade 2 class and Ms. Ashley teaches Ms. Bhola and Mme. Agulnik's classes.
Here are some rhythm compositions from each class:
Miss Jen's class:
Ms. Ashley's classes:
Some more from Miss Jen in Grade 2: