I sure had a fun week with the kids! They are so much fun to teach! Everyone has been doing homework and "play" practicing. I can tell the kids are listening to their music, as they are singing along with me. Thank you for making listening time a joyful priority because the magic is beginning to happen!
I can tell the students are starting to feel somewhat comfortable. This is a great thing when they start to open up and internalize their experience. Keep in mind, when you come to class, they will sometimes behave differently. Just remember to be actively engaged in what I’m doing and don’t force their participation, just encourage. (You can always bribe them before you come to class though!)
Keep up the good work and consistency parents! You’ll be happy with the results. Remember, parents come on all odd lessons, "So I'll see you next week!" (Re, Sol, Do)
Homework: p. 28–31 Students get to cut out the Magical Lamp 'puppets' and glue them onto the listening guide!
Schedule Reminder: There is no class on Thursday, October 13 due to Fall Break :)
Goin’ on a Lion Hunt
We're learning how to keep a steady beat when we sing this song. We use the varying tempo in this song to demonstrate fast and slow. What fun! Seems simple, but it's a powerful way to teach them to internalize rhythm.
The songs Let’s Play Music, Hickety Pickety, and May There Always Be Me, expose the kids to melodic patterns that have a strong cadence pull to "DO". These patterns help the child to sing in tune and trains the ear to hear how songs should end.
We introduced this fun song today. This song helps us recognize a melodic pattern (SO DO), and helps us keep a consistent steady beat. Very soon we’ll be using it to practice the autoharp and read our chord music!
NEW Melodic pattern
The SOL SOL DO pattern was introduced today! Your student will start to notice this pattern with their ears and then their eyes everywhere ... even to the cheerios floating in their cereal. They are little sponges.
May There Always Be Me
Today we learned the term ‘lullaby’.
For my convenience, I have preloaded content for the whole semester. I will update each future post with specific time-sensitive info before I send the link each week. If you choose to read ahead you might see details that don’t apply to your child’s class. For this reason I do not recommend reading ahead. Thank you!