It was a stormy Tuesday in Houston, so in music, we had some calm activities.
The Giraffes sang a song about an alligator who loves music. With an alligator hat, students took turn being the alligator and bravely singing a solo. Students loved wearing the hat and chomping with the alligator’s mouth; they moved his mouth to speak during the appropriate times and rhythm of the song. At this age, students are discovering their voice and learning how to sing. Using the alligator was a great motivation to sing. All the students knew the lyrics and worked on vocalizing the pitches of the melody. At the end of our music class, M. Giraffes sang our entire “Good-Bye” song three times! I was very impressed with his vocal sound, rhythm, and enunciation. It is an exciting time to listen to students discover their voice.
The Minnows danced with rainbow-colored ribbons while listening to calming ocean music. First time with the ribbons, they were intrigued by the colors and the ring that linked all the ribbons together. Some loved wearing it on their arms while others wanted to see what it tasted like. A few stretched out the length of the ribbon and liked the feel of the softness on their skin. Many of the Minnows danced the ribbon in circles, up high, down low, and waved it to the gentle music. It was a relaxing light activity while we had gray skies outside. Their bodies slowed to match the tone of the music and gave an overall peacefulness to the group.