Monthly Archives: June 2013

End Of The Year Recap

It is the end of my second year teaching at The Parish School and at Camp Acorn!  With two years under my belt, I have a better understanding of “The Parish Way,” utilizing music to work with our students, and … Continue reading

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Five Little Fishes

Five little fishes swimming in the sea, Teasing Mr. Shark, “You can’t catch me!” Along comes Mr. Shark, silent as can be. And CHOMP! Then there were four. The Dinosaurs loved acting and singing “Five Little Fishes.”  First, we did … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Orchestra: Vegetable Instruments

The Chefs experienced a whole new level of music making: with vegetables!  We watched a video about The Vegetable Orchestra where the musicians create all their instruments based on vegetables: carrots, leeks, celery, pumpkin, beans, bell peppers, and more.  They … Continue reading

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Bumblebee Drumming and Singing

The Pandas drummed their way on a bumblebee hunt.  We played fast on the drum as to run to find some bees.  Then we drew circles with our mallets on the drum head while we buzzed with our voices, listening … Continue reading

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Hula Dancing: Slow and Fast

The Turtles, Bears, Zebras, Belugas, Owls, and Agents are getting their dance on, Hula style.  We focused on dancing fast and slow in two different songs with several moves: waving arms to the side, shaking hips back and forth, moving … Continue reading

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Music By the Campfire

With a faux campfire out of red, orange, and yellow construction paper with towel rolls, the Ducks had our music time by the campfire.  We sang some favorite songs where a few students sang “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” “ABCs,” “Old … Continue reading

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“What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound?” Extended Pages

Continuing on the theme of Mo Willems books for a music lesson, I found the book, What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound?  Cat asks every animal what is their sound and they respond: Cow moos, Chick peeps, and Hound woofs.  … Continue reading

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