Winter Time in Music
We have moved beyond just being comfortable in music class very quickly! The kids have learned two notes on our solfa scale, which is truly the foundation for all that is to come throughout elementary school music. Each student has sung a short solo in our Yoo-Hoo game, and they've learned proper posture for singing as well as instrument technique. The kids LOVE playing instruments (which I'm sure isn't a surprise) and I promise we will be doing even more of that as we begin to explore the percussion family in the coming months. It has been a true joy seeing how excited they are about different aspects of music class!
Kindergarten Music Fun!
The kids played the Orff Instruments for the first time recently--what a great day! They were so excited, especially since they could play whatever they wanted! They've also finally finished their study of loud & soft music and will move into FAST & SLOW!
Kindergarten music is all about learning while playing...sometimes that means playing instruments, sometimes that means a game! The best thing about Kindergarten music is watching the kids explore music and discovering new ideas. We do have a lot of fun in here, but we've already begun trying different percussion instruments, tried several movement activities and even learned a new song! Below is a quick snapshot of "Head, Shoulders, Baby" with Mrs. Thornton's Music Class which we used as a movement break.