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Me and my Family

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

M is for Music!

     Before I was a stay-at-home mom/daycare provider, I was a public school elementary music teacher. Luckily, I still teach a general music class one night a week through an organization called Da Capo VA. I love it! It keeps me fresh and the kids I teach are just wonderful. They are all excited to be there and they LOVE music.

     With that being said, the letter for my kids at home this week is M. Duh huh! M is for music silly! So we have had a blast today with M. Today was M is for music day! We've danced. We have sung. We have chanted. We have played instruments. Here is some of the highlights from today.


   First, we took turns making the letter M with our bodies. The kids love trying to make their bodies into the letters. It can be challenging depending on the letter.




 Next, we acted out a song called "Monkey Around" from Music K-8 magazine. I use to get those magazines when I was teaching public school. They have some great songs for all ages. This song asked the kids to act like different animals. The chorus told them to swing their arms and "monkey around". Can you guess the animals?







Then, we took turns playing different instruments.We talked about the names of the instruments, how to hold them and what they sounded like. Ruby is noticing that the two drums have two very different sounds.


 


Finally, we finished up with some shakers and dancing. Again, I pulled from my Music K-8 songs. This song was called "Shake it up". The song talks about all sorts of instruments, but we just used the shakers. It had a nice beat to it and was the perfect ending to M is for music day!




2 comments:

aplaceforthoughts said...

Wow! Your daycare children are so lucky to have you taking care of them! Looks like a fun day! And your daughter is beautiful! I'll be checking out your blog!

Jessica said...

YAY!!! I love new followers! AWESOME!