Category: 1st grade


The Carnival of the Animals

Can you see the notes moving from low to high in the Mules? Start watching around 2:42 to see The Mules. If you watch from the beginning, look for the fanfare and the lion roars in The Lion’s Royal March.


Learn about Ella on Youtube

We learned some more about Ella today in first grade. She listened to the East St. Louis Toodle-Oo, went to the Savoy Ballroom and danced the Suzy Q in chapter 2 of Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat.


Groove Pizza

Today in 1A we made our first Groove Pizza. Take a listen to our creation: 1A Groove Pizza Can you create your own pizza and put the link to it in the comments? You can start here:



We’ve been composing with Incredibox at school. The website works on a computer: If you have an iPhone there is also an app:  


Awesome Coloring Sheets

On performance test days I like to give each student some quiet coloring to do while I give the small group tests. Lately I’ve been using free printable from my friend Cyndi Calhoun. You can find her printables at Contemplative Coloring.  We did one of the owl ones today in...


The One Shoe Blues

First grade started a learning about the Blues this week. We listened to BB King sing the One Shoe Blues. Click the link to listen to BB sing again. What would you write your blues song about?