Tuesday, September 4, 2012
-We played loud/soft, fast/slow
-We recited "One-Two Buckle My Shoe" and only tapped the instruments on the numbers, the only on the even numbers (this is from RightStart Math A)
-I played a rhythm and invited the kids to imitate it.
-I played a certain number of beats on my drum (from 1-5) and asked the girls to show me how many beats they heard (using their fingers)
-We played the beats (syllables) to everyone's name and counted how many we heard... the girls caught on quickly and this was the introduction to the syllable game.
-We went through the cards and tapped out their syllables. L was very interested in this activity, but E didn't want to participate. We didn't get through all the cards, but she enjoyed the game and understood the concept.
Everyone had a good time playing instruments. Even Baby H had a chance to participate: