You Are My Sunshine

posted Jan 28, 2015, 9:10 AM by Erika Novoselich   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 4:41 PM ]
Here are some of our fabulous 5th graders playing and singing "You Are My Sunshine" with their ukuleles. Students have been able to identify chords within major tonality (tonic, dominant, and subdominant) since 3rd grade. Now that they are in 5th grade, they are able to put that knowledge to use in a hands-on, practical way by playing the chords on ukuleles. It's a great instrument to reinforce important musical concepts learned throughout the elementary years.