Friday, October 28, 2011

Mrs. Burns' Third Graders Passing the Pumpkin

Here Mrs. Burns' 3rd grade students demonstrate the actual pumpkin passing.  The lucky student who has the pumpkin at the end of the song, goes on to play an instrument,


  1. I love what you are doing with your students....I don't have orff instruments but tons of bell sets like yours(just not as nice) I noticed in your video that you cover up the bells you don't want the students playing. What do you use to cover up the notes? It is such a brilliant idea! I would love to use this to help in my own classroom

    Mrs. K

  2. Thank you. I cut felt to the size of each bar and put a stick-on magnet on the back. I labeled the felt strips with the note name. When you don't have nice instruments, you have to do whatever you can!

  3. Thank you sooo much! What a great great idea...I've been racking my brain for years on how to get the students to play just the notes I need them to and not the others. This will be my winter break project!