The 1st week of school, the 3rd and 4th graders did a warm-up activity called "Mirroring and Shadowing". They experienced how to mirror and shadow a partner then in a group of 3 or 4 to various style of music.
The 2nd and 3rd week of school, they warmed up their Orff instruments playing techniques and focused on tracking (the mallets) with a number of technique drills.
Currently, they have learned an ensemble 1,000 Hungry Savages which consists of a main poem and 5 separate ostinati. Each class has selected their instruments of choice for all ostinati. All students have tried to play these instruments on all patterns. The next step is to put the entire ensemble together.