First grade sang today - we sang of favorite breakfasts, we sang of Bamboo during Musical Detective time. Today clues were given in song to a location in the world we will discover and come to know better later in the year. While learning the song we practiced quarter note patschen using both hands or left then right hands. We transferred this to Ostinato accompaniment on Orff Xylophones while singing. Each student played today and each student had a chance to sing - improvise notes and text - about their favorite breakfast food. I kind of ended up hungry after classes today!