Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween Music Patterns

A fun game to demonstrate that music makes patterns too!

Print off your favorite holiday characters, designate a "sound" or "voice" for each one, then use them to create your own patterns of your favorite songs.



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Goopy Soup

We read Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble, then made our own pot of GOOOPY SOUP!


Glow in the Dark Halloween Fun

Going Up and Down with Phantom of the Opera:


Freeze and Move with Toccata in D:


Drumming to Monster Mash


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Spin Little Spider



Flippy Floppy Scarecrow


Today we learned this song (Flippy Floppy Scarecrow)

And read "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything".  Then we each picked out an instrument and we played along to the narration




Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Halloween songs...

I shut the door...


Who's behind that funny face?


rolling pumpkins


5 Little pumpkins


pumpkin pumpkin round and fat


Jack--o-happy


Bats are sleeping


Mr. Jack-o-lantern




Mr.Potato Head

One of our favorites!

Pets!

Finally got the lists of parental approval for posting to the internet for all  the classes so we can begin posting videos.  Here are some of our favorite pet songs for PET week:

5 little birdies:

Tiny Tim the Turtle



3 little Fishies



Scat the Cat






Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Handel's water music


Learned about Federico Handel and he played his "water music" 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Springtime Songs and music

Waltz of the flowers.   Spinning windmill flowers from the dollar store make great waltzing flowers


Little Arabella has a very annoying pet caterpillar!



puddles are for jumping



this is one wiggly wiggly worm


and a little wiggly worm music



Bumble Bee wind socks from the dollar store make great props for our Flight of the Bumblebee Song



little sees wake up in the springtime and grow!



Some bugs are helpful, but others are not.  We had fun tiptoe-ing up to them and giving them a good SWAT!



MUD!  SCHLORP!  SCHLORP!





Monday, March 23, 2015

Musical Instrument Exploration

 This past week we explored lots of different musical instruments from around the world.  We explored instruments from Africa, South America, Japan, China, Latvia, the Phillipeans, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam, Australia, and America.  The instruments were set up in a circle around the room and the kids rotated from one instrument to the next so everyone got to try every instrument & then each of us got to tell which was our favorite!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Boomwhacker Music



Playing Boomwhakers


Composing our own Boomwhacker music.




Space Story

Playing with light sabers, looking for alien spacecraft, travelling through outer space





and sharing our alien voices


Jazz Band


Jazz band

We played Jazz instruments, and read Jazz Fly and Ben's Trumpet



Drumming Drumming Drumming


drumming on boxes to Hand, Hand Fingers Thumb


Drumming on buckets to Tanka, Tanka Skunk

...
and then we did our own drumming beats to our names and to animal names








tapping on a real drum