Thursday, December 8, 2011

Monkey Machine!

This week during our Math time we've been exploring skip counting (counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, etc). At the beginning of our exploration we watched a Youtube video rap of skip counting. It was very catchy! Throughout the week I've caught a few different children singing it quietly as they work. :)

In order to help us remember the counting sequences, the kids in our class have decided to create their own rap videos... from scratch. We started on Tuesday by choosing our skip counting sequence, writing a rhyming introduction (which is much harder than we thought), and practising. Today we used a site called Monkey Machine to create our beat tracks. It was really easy and a lot of fun. Here's a sample:

Stay tuned to see our finished videos next week!


JH said...

Our class listened to your Monkey Beat #1 - we loved it and thought it was awesome! How did you make the music? We can't wait to see the finished videos! Have fun!

Erin Clarke said...

Hey Mr. Hoeppner,
You should try Monkey Machine! Just click on the link in our post, then click "Click here to start". You just click on the boxes to add more sounds or get rid of ones you don't want.
-Mrs. Malkoske's Class

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Friday night music. Sam is air drumming while making Martians and cheering for the JETS! Thanks for the fun.