Monthly Archives: August 2012

Freeze: Creative Movement Class!

Welcome to Creative Movement on Thursdays and Fridays for the Seals, Elephants, Giraffes, Monkeys, and All-Stars.  Classes are on a weekly rotation basis in addition to their music classes earlier in the week.  It is all about moving and grooving … Continue reading

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Calm Guitar Strumming

The Ducks are an energetic group of students!  So curious, they want to explore all the instruments in the music room.  As a reward for doing well during our movement activity, I gave each student an opportunity to strum my … Continue reading

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Click Clack: The Alphabet Train

“It’s the ‘A’ train dump truck.” – Z. Adventurers The Alligators, Adventurers, Agents, Owls, Zebras, and Giraffes started this year working on the alphabet train.  With rhythm sticks, students made the “click clack” sound of the train coming.  I placed … Continue reading

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Vocalizing As A Cow: “MooOooooOOOoo”

“Up.  Down.  Up, down, up, down.  MoooOooOooOo” – picture on the board The students of All-Stars, Monkeys, Zebras, and Giraffes are working on vocalizing.  Using a microphone and cow puppet, they are following the direction of the arrows with their voices, … Continue reading

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Music Communities in Development

“A community is where people work together and take care of each other.” – G. Mustangs The Explorers, Mustangs, and Penguins are learning about communities in their academic lessons.  So in music, we are building our own community of musicians … Continue reading

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