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Dubai American Academy - Dubai, UAE

 

 

Creative movement

Creative movement

PreK students work on moving to the music

Move it!

Move it!

PreK students work with the Move It! series on classical music and kinesthetic movement.

Imagination

Imagination

Students act out story songs with scarves

Working together

Working together

Grade 2 choreographed and performed their version of "Turn the World Around."

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

Kindergarten students perform "Over the Rainbow" with scarves

Movement

Movement

PreK students work on moving their bodies for balance.

Integrated Technology

Integrated Technology

Throughout the year, students submit their favorite music apps for iPads. Through our iPad integration program, students have opportunities to download and use the apps at home and at school. The board remains interactive as students have opportunities to "rate" the app and share their thoughts with others.

UAE National Day

UAE National Day

The principal and I wore traditional Emirati outfits to celebrate!

UN Day

UN Day

Students are ready to sing our school welcome song in many different languages!

Classroom conncetion

Classroom conncetion

Grade 1 worked on procedure writing. We made a music connection with Charlotte Diamond's song - "I Am a Pizza" The song tells about the process of making pizza, but this class wrote new words about blowing bubbles! Too much fun!

Classroom connections

Classroom connections

Grade 1 worked on procedure writing. We made a music connection with Charlotte Diamond's song - "I Am a Pizza" The song tells about the process of making pizza--we did a compare/contrast of the different methods and had a lot of fun singing the song!

Winter Concert

Winter Concert

Students rehearse for the mini-musical

Winter Concert

Winter Concert

"The Big Chill" mini-musical

Winter Concert

Winter Concert

Students preparing for "The Big Chill" Winter Concert

"Aiken Drum"

"Aiken Drum"

The Scottish tale of "Aiken Drum" came alive for kindergarten students as they re-wrote the words and designed a life-sized Aiken Drum for our display.

Rhythmic Inquiry

Rhythmic Inquiry

Students explore basic rhythm patterns in collaborative groups.

Rhythmic Inquiry

Rhythmic Inquiry

Students explore basic rhythm patterns in collaborative groups.

Rhythmic Inquiry

Rhythmic Inquiry

Students explore basic rhythm patterns in collaborative groups.

Rhythmic Inquiry

Rhythmic Inquiry

Students explore basic rhythm patterns in collaborative groups.

Rhythmic Inquiry

Rhythmic Inquiry

Students explore basic rhythm patterns in collaborative groups.

Preparing for our concert!

Preparing for our concert!

"The Big Chill" Winter Concert

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Working together in music!

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Exploring space and exercising motor skills with ribbons!

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

All about the steady beat!

Grade 2

Grade 2

Practicing for our concert!

PreK

PreK

Practicing our dances for "The Big Chill!"

Composers' Corner

Composers' Corner

Students worked through a student-designed composition cycle during their unit. Documentation with photos and notes keeps the learning visible for students.

Rhythm compositions

Rhythm compositions

Group rhythm writing in Grade 1

Rhythm Writing Process

Rhythm Writing Process

Student-created process for writing rhythms.

Practice, Perform, Reflect

Practice, Perform, Reflect

Grade 2 students in the practice, perform, reflect cycle.

Week of the Arts Poster

Week of the Arts Poster

Student Designed poster for our Week of the Arts activites

Musical Stories Workshop

Musical Stories Workshop

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

KG1AM - Parachute fun!.JPG

KG1AM - Parachute fun!.JPG

KG2TA - Bean Bag Dance.JPG

KG2TA - Bean Bag Dance.JPG

KG2TG - Singing 'Tingalayo'.JPG

KG2TG - Singing 'Tingalayo'.JPG

The "keys" to success

The "keys" to success

Students researched famous figures from their countries. Famous politicians, film stars, inventors, etc. with a musical background were featured throughout the school.

Yoga and music

Yoga and music

We worked with the PE department to create a cross-curricular experience for students. After reading and adding instruments to "Room on the Broom," we added student-created yoga poses to retell the story.

Recycled Art and Music

Recycled Art and Music

Students used recycled paper to create collage art of monsters after reading "If You're a Monster and You Know It" during the Fall Festival musical celebration.

IB Theater students

IB Theater students

Sharing their versions of Fairy Tales with Grade 2 during a "Stories and Imagination" unit.

Music All Around Us

Music All Around Us

Grade 2 practiced their interviewing techniques by interviewing their teachers about their musical backgrounds. The information was displayed throughout Week of the Arts.

Head of State Performance

Head of State Performance

Grade 2 welcomed with song - the former presidents of Uruguay and Tunisia.

Read and Sing

Read and Sing

Musical storybooks that we sing throughout the year, displayed during Reading Week.

K, Gr. 1 & Gr. 2 student-created farewell video

Goodbye video from Dubai American Academy

Music and Math

Music and Math

Graphing our body beats and song beats Connections: Math, Science, PE

Music and Math

Music and Math

Integrating bar graph skills by tracking our heart beats---how do our body beats compare with song beats?

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