In this video, DES 2021 Teacher of the Year Bliss Hawkins share learning activities for Pre-K and younger children.
Mrs. Reeves’ 4th grade homeroom demonstrates singing and playing a melodic ostinato in the Jamaican children’s song “Biddy Biddy.” Half of the students sing a melody while the other half play a melodic ostinato (reoccurring musical pattern) on recorders.
Mrs. James-Hunt’s students show off their progress on a piece from the Orff Schulwerk Spielbuch for xylophone. They are about three-fourths of the way through learning this instrumental piece.
Thomson Elementary School gifted presentation
Mrs. McGahee’s homeroom dances to “Old Brass Wagon” in music class.
Mrs. Jackson’s fourth graders enjoyed their first lesson on the djembes and tubanos.
Students at the McDuffie County Fine Arts Camp rehearse for their final drumming performance under the direction of Tiffany Tanner.
Students from a McDuffie County Fine Arts Camp perform “I Like Eggs,” a song based on a literary connection to Roy Higgins book MOTHER BRUCE. This is day 3 of our 4 day camp, and most of these students had never played xylophones prior to Monday!
Students at the McDuffie County Fine Arts Camp perform an improvisatory piece based on the children’s rhyme “Acka Backa.” Students are demonstrating performing in two parts: an improvisation based on the words versus a leveled bourdon accompaniment.
Students at the McDuffie County Fine Arts Camp improvise, solo and in groups, to “Wee willie Winkie.”