Lunch time was musical today. The specialists and our principal ate together and listened to a new drumming group called Stix in Motion. Made up of nine fifth grade girls, the group members have spent their own lunch recess time composing rhythms and music using the school's Orff instruments. Their compositions were incredible! One mimicked the sounds in a factory. As each instrument added new tones to the rhythm, the listeners were transported to imagined places.
Not only did their work provide lunchtime enjoyment, but the compositions helped me compose my own thoughts for a few more hours of weeding and resource selection.