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Nonverbal Communication Through Instrument Play

The Parish students work on their social skills and I wanted to give elementary students a musical opportunity to practice.  Focusing on nonverbal communication by having students follow a leader through instrument play, we work on eye contact, taking turns, … Continue reading

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Brass Instruments: Root-A-Toot-Toot!

With brass instruments on loan from the Houston Symphony petting zoo, I wanted the preschool students to have a chance to try them.  I read a big book called “Root-A-Toot-Toot” by Bernice Myers, where animals play brass instruments.  Their  friends … Continue reading

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Baby Bumblebee – Ouch!

In the Seals and Elephants classes, we are singing “Baby Bumblebee.” I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee. Won’t my mommy be so proud of me. I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee. Buzzzz. ‘Ouch, he bit me.’ With a bumblebee finger … Continue reading

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“This Old Man”: Eleven and Heaven Rhyme

For about a week, I have been offering a special sticker to a student who can find a word that rhymes with “eleven.”  The Owls, Zebras, Giraffes, and Bears have been stumped finding a rhyme.  On Tuesday, D. Alligators said, “heaven” rhymes with … Continue reading

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Match the Color Shakers

The Seals and Elephants are working on colors.  In music, we worked on naming and matching the colors through shakers.  With all the color shaker options laid out, students chose one colored shaker to play.  Each student was their own … Continue reading

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