This week in music we read Eric Carle’s book, I See a Song. The book explains how the narrator can hear colors and see music. When you close your eyes, what do you see or think about when you listen to music? We drew our own pictures in response to the music we heard.
We also partner danced to classical music.
Last Friday we made our own egg shakers! First, we added sand to the inside, then sealed the egg with tape. We used chalk to decorate our chalkboard egg shakers.
This week in music we focused on instruments. We worked on learning instrument names and how to play some classroom instruments correctly. We also had fun learning how sound is made on the violin.
Ahoy! We have begun learning lyrics, melody, and movements for each song in our Spring Musical, “Pirates! The Musical.” In addition to learning the music, we continuously work on correct singing posture and breath control. We also learn several different music terms as they appear in our music.
This week we celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading Hop on Pop and followed it with a fun activity! Each child got his/her own piece of bubble wrap and hopped on the bubbles to pop them.
This week in music, we have begun to learn how to read music! We know the lines (EGBDF) and spaces (FACE) of the treble clef staff. We practiced our new knowledge by creating different words using only music notes.
Last week in music, we learned the song, “Pass This Shoe” and played a game. This is not only a fun singing game, but also helps to teach different tempos, allowing us to practice singing this song at various speeds. We learned Largo, Andante, Allegro, and Presto.