Groundhog Day

We’ll be celebrating Groundhog’s Day this week in music class!  What fun!  Will he see his shadow?  In Minnesota, I think we are used to having long winters, but we can always hope for an early spring! We will sing our morning song, “I’m Glad You Came Today”. I am so very happy to see all the smiling faces!  As… Read more →

Cymbals

Get ready!  Music class is going to be full of loud noises this week!  But first we need to sing our morning song.  We’ll be singing “I’m Glad You Came Today” for our morning song.  As we wave hello to our friends, we also sing and clap in our final verse, which is very important for our music class today. I have to make… Read more →

Celebrate Slow

Slow?  Yep!  Today in music class we will be taking things a bit “slower”. We will start our class by singing our “Morning” song, making sure everyone is awake!  Our first musical activity will be to sing “Head & Shoulders, Knees & Toes“.  A familiar favorite!  But, today we will not be singing it faster and faster… we will be… Read more →

Counting

Music class this week will be all about counting!  Counting is so much more fun when we count to music!  We will quickly sing “Hello” to all our friends so we can start counting right away!  As we practice counting, we count with our fingers to ten.  Now that we have practiced, we are ready!  We will be marching while… Read more →

Nutcracker

We are getting closer to the holidays!  Excitement is in the air!  Let’s celebrate with a magical and musical holiday story!  The Nutcracker. This week music class will be a little different.  We will start music class with our “Hello…” song.  Right away, I will introduce a composer who we met last week.  Tchaikovsky  We review what we talked about… Read more →

Soft

Can music be soft?  Yes!  This week we will be having a quiet music class.  This may be hard, because we love music that is loud and full of energy, but soft music can be just as fun! Let’s start our music class by singing our “Hello…” song to all our friends.  Making sure we shake hands with our neighbors! … Read more →

Thanksgiving

Music class this week will be focusing on Thanksgiving and being “thankful”.  As we start our music class with our “Hello…” song we will also sing one of our favorite songs, with a slight lyric change.  The song, “If You’re Thankful & You Know It” is a student favorite! After talking about Thanksgiving and all that we have to be… Read more →

Fall Pumpkins

Pumpkins in music class? Yes! In music class, I like to include holidays, seasons, & special events. The more I can make connections to what is happening around us, the more successful children are at making and creating lasting memories. As we enter fall, we see many decorations, not only in classrooms, but also in our houses and around our neighborhoods.  A… Read more →

St. Patrick’s Day

We will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day in music class this week.  We will talk a little bit about St. Patrick’s Day.  Mainly about some of the things we may see around us in the world.  St. Patrick is celebrated by people in Ireland but also by many Irish all over the world.  St. Patrick helped the Irish a long… Read more →