"Home Fun Activities" are designed to help you continue the learning and fun at home! They are always optional, but if you choose to do them, please keep the materials in your tote bag and bring them to class each week. While we will not use them every week, your child will be excited to participate with their own creations when we do!
This semester we use the bell set to learn the pentatonic scale. This scale is comprised of only 5 notes, and contains no semi-tones (or half steps). This combination of notes produces a universally pleasant sound, and music based on this scale can be found in folk music from virtually all over the world. The pentatonic scale is a great place to start when working with young children who are just learning to use their voice because the absence of half steps makes it easier to sing in tune.
Optional home fun activity: Color the bells on page 9 of your workbook.
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)