Our Kindergarteners have worked super hard this month! They were introduced to our class puppet " Mr. Copycat" who helps us learn songs by teaching the students how to echo. In addition to working on finding our singing voices, we've sung a few familiar songs through our music books including the 'Itsy Bitsy Spider'. I've also introduced ta and ti ti rhythms and we've been working on keeping a steady beat to rhythm poems and musical examples.We've also learned a few music games including 'Bluebird Bluebird' and ' Pumpkin Patch'. Maybe your child can teach them to you! Lastly, we have been working on purposeful movement by playing Aerobics A-Z and Freeze dance!
October has been an exciting month in Kindergarten! Our students have worked hard learning to find our singing voice while singing songs like " Doggie Doggie Where's Your Bone?" and song that involves counting. The Kindergarteners are getting very comfortable with keeping a steady beat and identifying rhythms introduced in September (ta and ti-ti). We've also completed our first listening journey that involved the students getting to take an imaginary trip to see Mr. Camille Saint Saens carnival of the animals.
Students have learned a variety of music games, are pros at tas and ti-ti. We also started to add in quarter rests by saying " Shh" to remind ourselves to be quiet. Students have also been introduced to a new PITCHED Percussion instrument called a Boomwhacker. We learned all about ostinatos ( repeating musical patterns) and practiced using our boomwhackers safely to play Thanksgiving themed patterns.