Saturday, March 15, 2014

Drums Alive and FREEBIE St Patrick's Day Read the Room


Have you ever heard of DRUMS ALIVE?
I hadn't until this year.
Our PE teacher attended a workshop last fall and then wrote a grant to get all the equipment. Then she started doing it with the kids this year.
We had a teacher Inservice and learned all about it this week. 
And low and behold I found out my grandkids are doing it at their school. This video was taken at their school last year.
It was SO fun!! We got to do some of it as teachers. It's a great way to exercise but I LOVE the math and music.

I taught place value this week so I tried it out. You can do it on the balls or just let them clap and pat their legs. I gave them a number like 75. Then I'd say ready, set, go. They would pat their legs 7 times for the tens, then clap their hands 5 times for the ones. It was so fun. You could really tell the ones who knew their place value and the ones who didn't.
If you're interested in the program just Google Drums Alive or Academic Beats. There are tons of YouTube videos too because it is world wide.

I also have a FREEBIE for you. I'm a little late. It's for St. Patrick's Day which is Monday. It's a read and write the room.
Click HERE for a FREE download.

ENJOY!

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Our students got to do Drums Alive this year. They had so much fun with it! :)

Amanda
First Grade Garden

Barbara said...

That is SO cool! I've never seen Drums Alive. I love it! I have my own African drum:)

Terry Yordan said...

I want to do Drums Alive. Would you post where the training was and what kind of balls, sticks, and buckets you all use?
My email is THYordan@aol.com
I am in northern CA