Last Week Together!
Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed their warm, sunny extended weekend! For this short week, I would like this week to be of reflection on some of your favorite games we played in class together, or online. To remind you of some we played they were:
Doggie, Doggie Where's Your Bone (Voice Disguise)
Who Stole the Cookie
5 Five Turkeys
Kitty Kitty Basket
Jump Jim Joe (dancing too)
The Mouse and Cat Game (Mice would scamper to find nachos on the floor while cats slept)
Apple Tree, Apple Tree
The Magic Box Game (Who has the orange monkey?)
Marching in a Parade!
During the summer, please keep checking back on my website. I will be posting some new video's, or ideas to help enrich your child's summer with music.
Some Ideas to enrich music learning:
Learn an Instrument with your Child
If you are willing, try and learn a new instrument with your child. Maybe you need a break, and that's ok. The Ukulele is an easy instrument to learn (not to tune, but download an uke app I can help you!) and an inexpensive one to purchase online. Maybe you and your child can learn a couple of chords and bring it camping somewhere this summer?
Make a Music Garden:
Paint aluminum cans, poke a hole at the bottom and tie a string through it to make your own wind chimes. Try and build your own water feature from the pictures show above in the link!
Take a Break and watch the Pros
Yo Yo Ma's a great musician. Take a break from hectic life and during lunch or at a time when you play music at home, play some music! Yo Yo Ma
Take this time to also play other classics such as Fur Elise, Especially for third graders, get them interested in instruments they will have the opportunity to play. Maybe one week/day its a cello player, then a french horn player, etc.
If you're on a road trip or have downtime at home, these videos are great and offer some exposure to instruments:
Minions Rhythm :Pick a Minion's Part and clap along!
Websites found under my "links" page:
If there is anything I can help you with this summer, please know I would love to! I hope that you enjoy your summer and know I miss all of you!!