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Trinity News : August 2011
air day In celebration of the learing that took place throughout the Unit of Inquiry “A World without Air”, the Year Two boys had the opportunity to spend a day engaged in practical experiments, using the properties of air to make sound and flight. | Prep School Year Two Teachers 34 TRINITY NEWS On Friday the 22nd July, 3S experienced a music workshop in the Mozart Room given by Miss Mary Brice. Miss Brice, a specialist Music Educator, lives in Geneva and holds a Licenciate and Diplôme supérieur from the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (Geneva) and a Diploma in Educational Research (Paris). She is also writing a doctoral thesis through the faculty of Science of Education at the University of Geneva. Miss Brice gave all the boys a tennis ball and asked them to experiment with different ways to create sounds. The boys then named their tennis ball compositions, such as “rain” or marching elephants”. The children were shown various rhythmic patterns using the balls combined with movements, which they then repeated. These rhythms used specific rhythmic concepts which the boys then had to recognize aurally on the piano. The activity then had the boys replicate the rhythms on untuned percussion. A visual cue was given to represent each rhythm and the boys reproduced them on claves. Overall, the boys concentrated extremely well and were able to reproduce the rhythms competently. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we thank Miss Brice for sharing her knowledge with the boys. | Ms Nicole Smeulders Last Friday, 3S had a very special music lesson. We had a teacher named Miss Brice. We used some handballs and did some actions with them. Next, we memorized the actions while Miss Brice played the piano, which made it more challenging. After that, we got some wooden blocks and did the same thing we did with the handballs. We had a great and fabulous lesson. | Derek Qu (3S)