This is an example of a listening exercise. They listened to “Don Quixote” by Richard Strauss, while drawing a picture of what they though was happening in the story.
We created masks as part of our “creating a character” lesson.
They wrote a description of their character, and what their character would say and then created a mask of that character. Then we improvised musical sounds that would reflect our character.
This is an example of writing for our mythical musical. The students each started a myth in the first section, and created a plot for our musical. Then they passed the story to another student to continue in the second column. The paper was passed a third time and then returned to the original owner. This required the students to read, write and create parts of the story. It was very interesting to see the twist and turns the stories took, and the students enjoyed getting their paper back and seeing how their story turned out!