Thanks for coming to class, parents! You are such a vital part of your child's music education.
Keep practicing for the recital. It will be such a delight to watch our little musicians making music together!
HOMEWORK: pp. 32–33 Students read the notes on the staff and ‘x’ the corresponding bell.
This fun traditional song helps to reinforce the SOL LA TI DO melodic cadence pattern. Identifying this pattern over and over again trains the ear to be sensitive to other patterns as well. We're developing intelligent listeners.
Today one of our activities was to sight read the steps or skips from a given note. This is a great sign that the students are internalizing and processing several of the the concepts that we’ve been teaching. This is a crucial skill set needed to develop into a music sight reader!
Baby Butterfly / BINGO
Using the Baby Butterfly and BINGO activities we are able to see that our bugs are hiding in EVERY song! Now we’re decoding enough that the students can find these rhythms on their own. Recognizing bug rhythms in songs helps children to develop the ability to sight read better and then in 3rd year compose their own song.
Let's practice sight reading! Open up the Homework booklet and find the Lines & Spaces page at the back. Find some pennies, smarties, or anything that fits between the lines and play some games with your child.
Not only is the "Hokey Pokey" training us to be intelligent listeners ... it's a lot of fun too! Here is fun video for your kids grab them and follow along.
Are you looking for summer music classes? Join my summer camp, Let's Play it Again, created specifically for and only open to 1st and 2nd year Let's Play Music students! They are so fun and parents don't have to attend. Student Packets are available to ANY 1st year students. They have games and activities to do at home to help review and prime your child for success in Year 2!