Core Competency Questions:
- How can I use music to help me generate new ideas and learn new words?
- How can I learn new things by using my body and voice to help me make connections?
- How can I participate in singing to help to make sense of and deepen my understanding of the world?
Through the lens of English Language Learning, teachers collaborated together to create learning opportunities that embraced the pedagogy of play while enhancing vocabulary development across grade and content areas. Through the use of song as a uniting framework and inspired by the power of music, our ELL teacher collaborated with several grade groups to create and perform songs that were written to reinforce, review and create deeper connections with the Big Ideas being taught. Songs were created both through teacher collaboration and students’ co-creation and presentation. Weaving these learning opportunities throughout our school community has reinforced how words, movement, and singing can enhance language skills for all.