All of the students are learning the elements of music and the skills needed for musical literacy. I am asking the students to "Think like a Musician" as they ponder on this question. Why is music important? The children's responses have been so thoughtful and meaningful and I have their responses posted throughout the room. As they think like musicians they are learning the following skills: Rhythm, Melody, Singing, Listening, Movement,Instruments, Multicultural Music, Performing and Creating. My focus this year is What does critical thinking look and sound like in the Music Classroom? Have a wonderful season!!!