Our chapel song for the year...
Ask your child to explain what "temptation" is. We played rhythm sticks in music class setting them down and the floor and resisting the temptation to play them!
Ask your child to show you the motions for the rhyme below:
Here are recordings of some of the songs and games we've learned during music classes.
Sing Skinnamarink with your child, performed above by Sharon, Lois and Bram at the end of each "Elephant Show."
NOVEMBER: The Widow's Mite
David was a shepherd. A shepherd's job is to keep the sheep safe. David was brave because he knew God was HIS shepherd. He wrote a song (Psalm 23) to remind himself!
FEBRUARY: The Good Samaritan
The Samaritan was kind to a man who he didn't even know! He gave him bandages and paid for him to have a place to stay until he got well.
We can be kind to everyone too!
MARCH: David & Goliath
Our focus was on instruments. We took a field trip to the church sanctuary to see and hear a pipe organ and looked at the inside of a grand piano. We experimented with making musical instruments and learned the science of why instruments make high and low sounds.
Click on the sheep above to read about Psalm 23.
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is a great springboard for listening to long and short sounds in music. You can play "Whoops Johnny!" with your child to listen for long and short sounds too.
Below is the classical music we are listening to this year. Play any of these asking your child to show you how we play "Here and There."
Here is a second verse for the song above:
"I want to be BRAVE in every way,
for that is right you see.
So I say to myself, 'Remember this,
God is always with me."
We'll be listening and moving to this beautiful classical music piece by French composer Camille Saint-Saens all year.
OCTOBER: Adam and Eve
Right click on the picture to the left to download October's Bible story.
JANUARY: Moses & the Ten Commandments
Ask your child to tell you the story of the prophet Jonah while you watch this silent film.
Music Notes 2019-2020
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We learned the refrain to "The Magic Penny" song to remind us about November's Bible story.
We learned 3 ways to help save whales (and our future) by reducing our use of plastic. Use these pictures to help you remember what they were!
We helped to tell this story using a different instrument sound for each character.
SEPTEMBER: Jonah and the Big Fish