Parents come next week!
If your child isn’t quite singing on pitch yet, don’t despair, it will come. One of the best ways to get them to hear it is to have them sing. That is why we are singing SO much in class! Keep it up at home!
Homework: pp. 4–5 Students outline the solfege boxes with the specified color.
The song “Can’t Bug Me” is the foundational song for counting our rhythms. We'll be using these bugs for the rest of the curriculum. This will become second nature very quickly!
Meet the Blue Bugs....enjoy reading about why we use rhythm syllables in Let's Play Music.
If you haven't grabbed a Student Magnet Board your kiddo will want one! These whiteboard music staff and keyboard will last all 3 years of Let's Play Music. Our custom magnets will help your child create scales, baby steps, skips, leaps and more. Now, your child can manipulate their own magnets just like their teacher. Use them at home for tactile musical play.
What a fun lesson we had! Thank you, parents, for coming. The kids love it when you are here! Next week only students and homework comes.
Here are a few classroom reminders…
1. Be on time: If a student is consistently late, they will miss important exercises that will affect their musical training. (The key word is consistent. We are all human, so just try your very best.)
2. Add your energy to class: Make sure you are participating right alongside your child. This helps to solidify the concepts in your child's brain, encourages them to participate, and is a lot more fun for everyone!
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Homework: pp. 2–3 Students color the solfege hand signs.
New Melodic Pattern
Today we learned ‘sol la ti do’ hand signs and notated them on the staff! We’ll be hearing, singing and signing this pattern a lot now. Remember singing our cadence patterns over and over again help us to sing in tune and aurally internalize the diatonic scale.
Many new songs were introduced in class. Within the next few weeks we’ll be learning complex skills and concepts from these songs. Things like: identifying rhythms and how to notate them, subdividing a beat, harmony using a round, recognizing a broken chord, playing and reading skips on the staff, and SO much more!
Our new songs this week included: Clickety, Clickety Clack, Can’t Bug Me, Old Paint, Rig-a-Jig-Jig, Johnny’s Haircut, How to Skip, and our new puppet show, Triumphant March. Every activity has a music lesson hidden inside and the exciting part is your student just thinks we are just PLAYING!! It's magical! To see the purpose of each activity, turn to page 44 in your child's homework booklet.
Have fun with reading this blog post on Old Paint!
You can download the Triumphant March puppets or the coloring book below. Enjoy coloring together while listening to the music!
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