Hello friends and families – hope all are well and managing this week both off and online. I wanted to let you know that I will be visiting all classrooms this week and look forward to seeing everyone!
For my PreK and K Friends,
Here’s a little something to work on steady beat with either the computer or a family member. Try chanting along with both parts, then pick one part to try with the computer or a family member. Try clapping your hands, stomping your feet or moving while you are saying the part for an extra challenge.
Then, for another creative idea – watch the How to Make Musical Instruments Video in the PK-2 links section and check with a parent to see what you can create. Or you can create your own musical instruments at home off line using your own creative brain! Try playing your home musical instrument along with the beat!
(Parents – these videos can be watched and experienced in many different ways. This lesson can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending upon repetition, family involvement and creating musical instruments)
For My First and Second Graders
This week we will be reviewing our solfege hand symbols and exploring the Song “Do a Deer”.
Then – see if you can follow along with the hand signals to this song – don’t worry if you make mistakes!
For another offline idea – create your own pictures for the song –
Do – a deer, Ray – a sun ray – Mi – picture of yourself – Fa – picture of something far from home – Sol – a needle with thread – La – a musical note, Ti – cup of tea or come up with other ideas for these solfege syllables.
For My Third through Sixth Graders
This week we’ll be exploring this virtual keyboard, learning the white note letters and experimenting with songs both offline and online. Please check out this video first which tells a story about the white keys of the keboard:
Then check out the Keyboard Identification game in the 3-6 Links. See how well you do at identifying the key names. Next try your creative brain composing a piece of music at the ToyTheater Piano site. You can save your compositions and send them to me at email@example.com!
For offline work, here is a worksheet to help you identify the white keys on the piano to see how much you’ve learned :
(Parents – these videos and games can be watched and experienced in many different ways. This lesson can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending upon repetition, student interest, creating melodies and completing the offline page.)