On Saturday, October 14th, the Alberta Orff Chapter gathered for Playful Possibilities with the incredible Aimee Curtis Pfitzner.
This workshop was a treasure trove of “ready to use” activities that could be implemented the following Monday. The overall message of the workshop was the various possibilities that you could do with each of the activities presented. Participants were encouraged to participate in all aspects of music making, such as playing instruments, singing, moving and creating.
One of the highlight activities was Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli, a literature based lesson using the book by Barbara Jean Hicks. This was really an excellent activity to showcase the various possibilities that could come from one idea. Within this one activity, participants were asked to play instruments, sing, create rhythm patterns and move. It was really a full learning experience.
Throughout the workshop, Amy provided incredible advice on classroom management and inclusion in the classroom. These were excellent tidbits of information to add into our teacher toolkits. Aimee’s personality is extremely inspiring and participants were taken aback by her expertise. Aimee was able to transport us to a magical place where music was so much FUN!
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