Category Archives: Boomwhackers/Wak-A-Tubes

Sunday 21st June – Encore, Frere Jacques!

Last week’s sessions on Frere Jacques with boomwhackers worked so well, that I devised a follow-on. Once again, I divided the class into four teams, but this time allocated 2 each of the boom whackers for C D E F … Continue reading

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Saturday 13th June – Boomwhackers en francais

This week’s Boomwhacker lessons with years 4, 5 and 6 revolved around the song ”Frere Jacques”. (If I knew how to add an accent to the “e” in “frère” , and could remember which direction they were supposed to go in, I … Continue reading

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Sunday 17th May – Aaaargh

Every so often you have a day when you seriously doubt that you are any good as a teacher. Friday afternoon was one of these. I arrived home in a state of shock and exhaustion and self-doubt, but a few … Continue reading

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Monday 11th May – ELEVENSES

yum yum; like Winnie the Pooh (the original, not the Disney version of course!) I do like a little smackeral of something in the middle of the morning. But this is not a post about cake or biscuits. This is … Continue reading

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Sunday 26th April – BOOMWHACKERS – WEEK 1

So how did week 1 go? On the whole, I’m pleased. My decision to only use the shorter tubes until the children were used to playing them turned out to be a Very Good Idea Indeed. I also made certain that the … Continue reading

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Sunday 26th April – BOOMWHACKER RULES

Sometimes I feel like the Wicked Witch of the East (Wizard of Oz), but that’s just part of teacher-life… I began the first boomwhacker lessons with the following warnings…. Anyone who whacks or taps anyone else, either on purpose or … Continue reading

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BOOMWHACKER HEAVEN (OR HELL?)

This term I am embarking on something new… People who know me won’t be surprised by this… I spent last term teaching ukuleles to around 290 children in 9 classes in 3 year groups at one school. Time for a … Continue reading

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