Last week there was a very special jam session going on in the second grade classrooms of Tracy Ferguson and Staci Braun's at Van Meter.
They were jamming with Grammy nominated producer Mark Oblinger and Kat Coughlan, product development for Cantata Learning to celebrate the music they created for the Winter Around The World global project we have all been working very hard on over the last month.
The week before we Skyped with Lisa Bell, songwriter, and Emily Bell, illustrator, for Winter...The Coldest Season Of All.
Since the second graders have been composing, singing and recording their own winter songs with their music teacher Marcia Fries, we knew Skyping with Mark would be the perfect way to bring this PBL project all together.
We kicked off the visit by singing Winter...The Coldest Season of All with Mark and Kat. It was so much fun for everyone to sing together.
Mark talked to the second graders about making sounds with different instruments. It was fun for them to guess what the sounds he was making.
It was then time for the second graders to share the winter songs they created.