5th Grade – Fifth graders have enjoyed making connections to jazz music and music they hear on the radio today with a new rhythm, syncopation. With the help of Ella Fitzgerald and the story book, “A Tisket, A Tasket”, students were able to discover the uneven, jazzy feel of syncopation and understand the history behind the music. They even made connections that syncopation can be heard in rap / hip-hop music today! Pulling all of our rhythms together, students have been working on creating an ostinato for our story, “Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance.” We look forward to pulling together the pieces for a final performance within the next few weeks. Be on the lookout for videos coming your way!