WINTER SEMESTER: Tuesday, January 2 - Monay, March 12, 2018
Hello Everybody... it's time to make Music Together®!
New this winter, we will sing the songs and chants of the BELLS Collection. Your family will discover your "new favorite song," as we put the rhythm in our hands and feet to Rhythm and Rhymes. We will use resistance bands to express the duple and triple sections of Hopping and Sliding. We'll wave dancing ribbons and scarves to Our Lady Wind and play a "stone-passing" game with egg shakers to Obwisana. We'll whisper as we count Snowflakes and echo-play as we call to the other "sailors" and row to Lukey's Boat.
Each song will be accompanied by a small or large motor movement or a percussion instrument. We will sing with high and low voices, tap, clap, jump and stomp to learn rhythm, and explore and make music with drums, bells, sticks, triangles, tambourines, maracas, egg shakers and more. Although the children will believe that Music Together is only play, they will be learning Basic Music Competence: to sing in tune and to find and keep and accurate rhythm.
As always, we will begin each class with the "Hello" and end with the "Goodbye" song. The children will learn that these songs signal the beginning and ending of class. We believe that it's important to greet and acknowledge the children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and caregivers who will participate in class, and the children just love to hear their name sung in class. The class will continue for 45-minutes of live music making! Let's make Music Together!