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For our last week in April we expanded our folktale unit by having the students compose their own music to go with their small group's assigned folktales. Students had to read their folktale and then were assigned a group of 45 instruments that they could pick from to add music and sound effects that reflected the story they were reading. Students then performed the piece while taking turns reading the book. The project involved a lot of learning how to work together. We switched topics in May and did a short song about learning different polygons. I wrote a cover song of Uptown Funk that reviewed all the polygons and quadrilaterals the students were learning. The tri in triangle, stands for 3 as you can see The quad in quadrilateral, stands for four, no less, no more The pent in pentagon, stands for five, now let's move on The hex in hexagon stands for six, now let's see what sticks. What's that? Hang on! We're here to learn about polygons! What's that? Hang on! We're here to learn about polygons! What's that? Hang on! We're here to learn about polygons! What's that? Hang on! We're here to learn about polygons! The number of sides and angles The number of sides and angles Same number of sides and angles Thats's the answer, I'll give it to ya Thats's the answer, I'll give it to ya Thats's the answer, I'll give it to ya The number of sides is the number of angles Don't believe me just watch! Triangle 3 sides, 3 angles Quadrilateral 4 sides, 4 angles Pentagon 5 sides, 5 angles Hexagon 6 sides, 6 angles It's a trapezoid it has one set of parallel lines Parallelogram  two sets of parallel lines Rectangle  Parallelogram with all right angles Rhombus, oh my! A parallelogram with equal sides What's that? I shall, tell you 'bout quadrilaterals What's that? I shall, tell you 'bout quadrilaterals What's that? I shall, tell you 'bout quadrilaterals What's that? I shall, tell you 'bout quadrilaterals The square is gonna get ya. The square is gonna trick ya. A square's a rhombus, he'll get ya. Square's a rhombus with right angles Square's a rhombus with right angles A square is also a rectangle A square is also a rectangle Rectangle with equal sides
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