Have you noticed your 3rd grader playing some hand clapping games? We have been working on learning some of these in Music class. I have been able to not only teach the kids some of my old favorites but also learn some of their favorites! I learn a new hand clapping game almost every day from the students.
Since we started learning these games, we've started to wonder how many kids are playing these on the playground during lunch recess. So far, we have found ZERO!!! So now we are wondering how we can get students on our playground to play these fantastic games and keep oral tradition alive here at Lincoln. We watched this Sesame Street video as to how to teach one another how to play and then went out to give it a try! We'll do more research in the coming weeks and will report it on our website missmarymackisback.weebly.com.