Our latest challenge in the project room is a collaborative project with Mrs. Mazion. We are trying to see if we can retell stories using sound. After we read the book "The Snowy Day" we broke into two groups to explore using instruments to create sounds to capture the emotions and sounds of a story.
The video above shows the students using the xylophones to capture how they felt the story would sound. We would stop at different points and have each student explain her/his approach and choices.
We will continue to use the instruments to retell stories we have all heard for a bit more, and then we will use them to tell events in our own lives!