Howe Montessori and Center Based Education

Songwriting Compositions: Ms. Conway’s Music Class

I am so pleased to share the final products of our songwriting project in Ms. Polster and Ms. Nellie’s classes. Students were asked to write songs about being a “bucketfiller,” which means spreading kindness and positivity to others. The work they produced is at a very high musical level!

Here are the steps we followed to write our songs:
1.) Choose a meter for the lyrics of the song. The meter could be duple or triple.
2.) Write 4 phrases of lyrics with rhyming words that fit within duple or triple meter (all students did this step beautifully – they showed understanding of the difference between duple and triple and made their lyrics fit within that rhythmic context, all on their own!)
3.) Sing a melody for your lyrics and agree on one version as a group.
4.) Choose a mix for your background instruments using HookPad on the website (a free program, check it out at home!)

Here are the finished products, great job 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!