Urban Arts Academy, Rosie Lowe, 2nd-4th Graders, 5 hours
This week the students learned about African Drum Circles and Dancing. They practiced with a teacher to learn some rhythms and dances that they will continue to practice together and present to there parents later in the school year.
Students were given the opportunity to not only learn music but also learn about the unique types of instruments used in African Drum Circles. Many students showed enthusiasm towards the challenge of keeping up with the teacher. It was amazing to see them progress within moments.
It was great to see how the teacher was able to motivate every student, singling them out in some moments to help them, all the while maintaining a large group project. I hope this is something I can learn to adapt during my teaching career.