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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fun Facts about Beethoven - 1st - 2nd grade

The students in first and second grade have been learning about the composer Ludwig Van Beethoven.  Some of the fun questions you could ask your child are:

What was Beethoven's favorite food?  (macaroni and cheese)
How many coffee beans did he need for each cup of coffee? (60)
Can you name one if the songs that Beethoven wrote? (Fur Elise, Ode to Joy)
Did Beethoven lose his hearing or sight?  (hearing)

You can find more fun facts about composers in the the book Lives of the Musicians by Kathleen Krull.


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