Second Graders: Putting Poems To Music

This week, the 2nd graders discussed rhythm in poetry. Each group chose a poem from Beatrix Potter's "Nursery Rhymes for Children" and read it several times to find its natural rhythm. Then, they discussed which classroom instruments would enhance the poem. They used percussion instruments such as drums, wood blocks and xylophones to add melody and sound effects to their poems. Finally, they performed their poem for the rest of their class. Pictured below is Mrs. Holden's class. (Photos: Emily Spaeth)