Seeing this picture of Eli working hard to create a colorful instrument made me very happy and intrigued about the rest of the class. Don't forget, there are a few things that you need to remember before finishing your instruments:
1. A colorful and creative instrument. It must be labeled with
2. It must have a minimum of 3 pitches. 3 rubber bands does not always mean 3 different pitches. Play your instrument and make sure you and others in your family can hear the difference.
3. you must be able to change the volume of your instrument and demonstrate this for the class.
4. Create a CASE that does not look anything like a cardboard box or a shopping bag! This creative case should fit your instrument inside and be labeled with appropriate onomatopoeia words! (For example, BOOM would not match a flute)
Thanks for the sneak peek, Eli!
Just browsing through my iPad photos and found these pictures from some of our Sound investigations. Enjoy!
Unit Test 3/29 - Projects due 4/12
To end our Science Unit on Sound...here are some of the major questions students will have to answer. Please review these questions by looking through their Sound Booklet. Each of the investigations provided students with opportunities to learn about
Students should also be in the planning stages of making their own instrument out of household items; these are due April 12th - just after Spring Break. Click here to see the assignment letter. Please use the concepts in this review/in their sound booklets to make the instrument play actual sounds.
Click here for some examples of household items that can be turned into instruments. These would need some child TLC (glitter, paper, stickers, etc) to get lots of effort points for this project.
Click here to see the instrument rubric one more time.
Troy Union 2nd grade classes synergized with family, local businesses, The Parks and Rec Dept, and The Friends of the Troy Public Library to help make this project a success. We created 3 Little Lending Libraries which will be installed in 3 city parks sometimes in May. Once they find their permanent home, these libraries can be used by all community members with the understanding that they take a book, bring it back, and possibly add to the collection if they can! Here is the assembly the 2nd grade leaders presented.
Troy Union 2nd grade designed and built 3 Little Lending Libraries to be installed in parks around the city as our Leader In Me Community Service Learning project. We worked together with parents, our PTO, local businesses, the Troy Parks and Rec department, and the Friends of the Troy Public Library to see our project to fruition. We want to thank everyone for their support, we are very proud of the contribution we are making to the community!
December was the birth of the lending library idea. Once the idea was approved by students, we set forth a plan. We contacted businesses, local community reps, and parents for their participation. We voted on a theme and sent purchasing instructions to our volunteer dads!
Room 34 would like to acknowledge Mr. Tasich, Mr. O'Brien, and Mr. Rathod for their dedication to making this project a success! Thanks, Dads! We'd also like to thank the Troy Union PTO for helping us purchase our materials!
January was a month of design. Our dads brought in the many puzzle pieces it took to put our creation together and we spread them out to see our designs come alive! We had Mr. Tasich, Mr. Folk, and Mr. Mendenhall on site for the painting party! We couldn't have done it without them! Thanks again, Dads. We also got some great press in the School Life Troy News (see March issue), the Oakland Press, and even the Troy Times!
March is a month of pride. We are very proud of the hard work we've done. In the most humble way possible, we'd like to share our success. We have 3 completed lending libraries, which we plan to unveil at our Leadership Assembly on Monday-21st.
This amazing group of girls wrote and performed an original song, which tells why Troy Union rocks like crazy! Teachers make learning fun...and they love learning about the 7 Habits! They forgot how much we need THEM to make T.U. REALLY ROCK!
Mr. Eli Chodun...what a great teacher for the day! He was very well prepared and on time for today. He greeted each of his students with a firm handshake and eye contact. He even taught the class a lesson on why hockey players wear so much safety equipment - AND gave them a test on it! He surprised everyone by moving their clips up to BLUE at the end of the day, because they had shown so much leadership after lunch! Thanks bud for being a great teacher for the day, Eli!