Watching the Needle Drop for Ella

The Grade 2/3’s have been working on their swing dance moves in Music class. Ella Fitzgerald got her start singing in big band swing shows so what a great person to learn about to kick off Black History Month. We played a record of Ella singing on my record player and the kids were pretty blown away watching the needle drop and then music coming out! After the turntable magic, we learned A Tisket-A-Tasket, a nursery rhyme that Ella turned into a song. Here is a recording of this fun song to enjoy at home with your children!

Mani Eustis
Music Teacher
Children’s Garden School