First Grade has been listening to selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker this month. Over the last few music classes, we have composed a snowman dance to the 'Trepak' movement of this piece. Using music educator Tracy King's snowman designs, the children created a series of movements to accompany this piece of music. Classes had the opportunity to choose their motions from the pictures shown in class.
Here is what Ms. Conrad's class chose:
and what Ms. Kotarba's class chose:
We talked through the form (order) of this piece which follows an ABAC pattern. Enjoy the 1st grader's Snowman Dances!