NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR CLASSROOM | WEEK 33 | April 7, 2019
The classroom visits two days this week – National Name Yourself Day and National Barbershop Quartet Day.
We’ll get creative with name tags and take a walk through the park of four-part harmony.
Also this week, visit the archive for National Encourage a Young Write Day for a project designed especially for this day. There’s always our trivia and puzzle pages, too!
Sharing on social media isn’t required, learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.
Project 1 – National Name Yourself Day
Sometimes we get to play a role and pretend we are someone else. On National Name Yourself Day, we can temporarily change our name. You will need:
- Name tags
- Markers or crayons
- Stickers or other embellishments
Write your new name on your tag and decorate it.
National Barbershop Quartet Day
Music influences our lives in numerous ways. If possible, invite a barbershop quartet to your classroom to perform. Schools with chorus groups, encourage them to participate in the day. Ask your students to learn more about a capella styles of music.
There are four parts to a barbershop quartet. There are usually a tenor, bass, baritone, and the second tenor for men. For women, the four voices are a soprano, alto, tenor and bass. The second tenor or tenor carries the melody. Barbershop music is sung a capella, without instrumental accompaniment.
quartet = four
a capella = without instrumental accompaniment