Do you like making music? We use really cool instruments here at Tualatin Elementary. Our teacher that teaches us music is called Mrs. Hinkle. One instrument we use in her class is called the marimba. What I like about the marimba is that they have low notes and high notes. One marimba is so tall that we have to stand on a step to play it. The other marimbas are small like the students. Another instrument we have in music is the xylophone. They are small so we have to sit on a chair to play it. Some of the other xylophones are a little bit bigger than the rest. They almost look like marimbas but in a small way. The piano is also used in music class. Mrs. Hinkle tells us that we have to play the songs so we can pass our piano tests. There are all kinds of different levels. I am playing a song called “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring.” We are lucky to have all these instruments at school. I can’t wait to play the recorder when I’m a fourth grader!