I think the class with my year 1 today is so nice. We used the music instruments to count from 1 to 10. although the activity was so simple, but we all enjoy it a lot (teacher enjoys it, pupils enjoy it too).
I'm not good in playing all of that instruments but I just want to create a new learning experience for these kids. Most of all, this is not the class music but it was a mathematics class. So, how the sound we made is not really important as long as the learning objective is achieved.
At the first time, I showed the pupils how to play the instruments while they were singing a song about counting their fingers (in previous entry). After that I let my pupils to play the instruments and then the rest will sing the song. I used 6 instruments to make more pupils can play the i nstruments. They also take turn. It was so great!
While we were singing, I focused to the pronounciation of the numbers and most of the pupils do not have problems to say them correctly. The things that makes e happy was when I saw the shy pupils also take part willingly and smiling while doing the activity. What a great time!
p/s: of course I will use it again next time :D