Julian Benjamin Nigel Kais Alan Aaron Riley Sidonie Gwen Lucia Hina Harper Maia Kylie Midori Julia
On Thursday, April 6, music group 4B arrived to Stearns Hall just beautifully. We spent no time waiting for Green Zone readiness. Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Fluent.
The class began immediately with a mature discussion about jazz elements, how they relate to democracy and freedom within an agreed structure with responsibility to the group. Then, after watching Miles Davis perform "So What" with his band in 1959 (with John Coltrane on sax), we transitioned to learning a D minor pentatonic scale on recorders, kids helping kids, and once they were ready, we launched into a "swinging" jazz band. We began a rotation to the drum kit, ride cymbal, improvised walking bass line, and recorder soloists and metallophone players were stepping in to the circle to improvise phrases with this new scale, all the while supported by their classmates.
Confidence: Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.
Cooperation: Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.
Creativity: Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approachto problems and dilemmas.
Enthusiasm: Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process
Learner Profiles: Open-minded and Risk-Taker