Murphy Elementary: Penny Shultz & Gina Lee Robbins
How do we interact with waves and energy?
– Murphy Elementary, Teacher Penny Shultz and Teaching Artist Gina Lee Robbins
Shifting with the pandemic.
We discussed how we could share our sound explorations on a Zoom call without the interference that might be caused by connection variability, or background noise.
We learned how to be flexible when unforeseeable obstacles get in the way. An exhibition of objects and video presentation of final group sound activities had to be reimagined and focused on sharing the work from a more process documentation, rather than results perspective.
We distributed the drums and rattles to students and spent one on-line class meeting sharing rhythm patterns that we developed with our instruments. We did this as a sort of call and response exercise to explore how we use sound waves to communicate and express ourselves:each student demonstrated their rhythm once, then repeated it so that the class could join in.