St. Ann’s students have been learning about the countries of Europe. Last week they heard about Norway and the Northern European Countries. They saw how to make a Norwegian treat and some even helped Miss Beth’s parents make them. They touched, smelled and tasted the delicious treats.
The picture above was taken during music class. Music is very helpful when trying to commit information to memory. The process moves faster and lasts longer when movement is added. These students were pretending to be Vikings rowing from Iceland to the Faroe Islands, and on to the Scandinavian countries. The students tapped a rhythm, used speaking voices to introduce the song, rowed (Reach, Pull) their pretend boat, all while staying together as a team using a steady beat. Next, the students used singing voices to learn a high and low melody about the journey across the Norwegian Sea to “Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland too.”