New Hanover Prep News
RESONATING WITH OUR LEARNING
“Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” –Ludwig van Beethoven
In the classrooms at New Hanover Prep, music is often used to create a “soundtrack” for a learning activity. The soundtrack increases interest and activates the information mentally, physically, or emotionally. Music is also used to create a highly focused learning state in which vocabulary and reading material is absorbed at a great rate. When information is put to rhythm and rhyme, these musical elements provide a “hook” for recall.
To showcase information enhanced by using this teaching method, a Musical Theatre Supper, “Oceans of Fun” was hosted by the Grade Three learners. All dressed up as different ocean creatures, the children enthusiastically shared their learning experiences about the current theme with family and friends.
Pic: Melissa Dobeyn and Julia Hough – the Lobsters