March to the Beat of your own Drum: Week 2
For the second week we explored the land of music! At the beginning of the program we talked about all the different instruments that we could think of, we talked about what instruments we played now and what our dream musical instruments would be. Our discussion moved into all the different sounds that we could make like whistling, clapping and singing.
The first story we read was:
Bantam of the Opera by Mary Jane Auch
We transformed into musicians and played some rhythms with shakers. We played a “repeat after me” game and everyone could definitely become shaker musicians! Every one got a turn to be the leader and we made some beautiful music together!
we also read Zin! Zin! Zin! A violin. While reading we played an activity too, every time a musical instrument was mentioned the kids had to point to a printed off picture of the instrument! By the end of it, the kids knew the instruments so well they were pointing to the image of the instrument before I had even said the name!
After reading Zin! Zin! Zin! We talked about all the different concerts we had been to and which ones we would like to go see. We also discussed everyone’s favorite type of music and their favorite bands!
We went right into our craft which was a shaker/tambourine. We took two paper plates and decorated them with markers and stickers. Then we stapled them together, filled them with beads and put a ribbon around the outside!
Next week is going to be an Out of This World Adventure! Come join as we explore space, rockets and astronauts.
Don’t forget to bring in your reading notebook next time, with all your readings from the past week so you can enter into the weekly prize. The prize will be drawn Friday at 4:00!