Music in First Grade: How to Teach Sol and Mi (Part 1) — Victoria Boler
When we prepare sol and mi, we're asking students to interact with this element before they realize its name. Instead of simply asking students to memorize the sound, we're asking students to use sol and mi to sing, play, improvise, and more. Then when we add the name, the name has meaning because s
Songs for Teaching Rhythm vs Beat — Victoria Boler
Choosing songs to teach from in the music room can be tricky business. For one thing, there are an infinite number of songs from which to choose. You can easily put your head down to think of one song to use in a lesson only to look up hours later with stacks of books and binders next to
How to Create a Music Corner — Victoria Boler
Do your kids have a space where they spend hours playing? Maybe it's a swing set outside. Maybe it's a dollhouse or dress-up area. Maybe it's the pool as the weather gets warmer! These spaces are big hits with children for a few reasons: They allow room for both creativity and learnin
Our Room: An Environment Created for Investigating
I have worked very hard to create an environment that beckons kids to explore. I love the Reggio Emilia philosophy of the environment being the third teacher. Here is a little tour of our room. Our Listening Station Our Meeting Area From the back by the cubbies From the front of the room looking back In my effort to create a calming environment for all of us, I took down anything that was commercially made and replaced it with things made by the children. No more "store bought" alphabet or…
Montessori Music Activities for Preschoolers (Free Printables) - Natural Beach Living
Great ideas for Montessori inspired music for preschoolers. Don't miss the awesome free printables for musical instruments and Montessori Music activities
5 FUN GAMES to get kids UP and MOVING to their favourite Music!
Music plays a big part in our household. My kids have listened to a wide variety of music since before they were born, our car is a rotating music station where we enjoy singing along together with all our favourite tunes and we love to dance at every chance we can get. I find that Music is fabulous for learning rhythm, tone, language development, memory, creativity, engagement, pitch, volume, movement, gross and fine motor skills and so much more! Maddie (aged 3) just loves to dance, so…
25 DIY Musical Instruments
Life is more fun with music, and your kids will love these musical instruments. Kids will make music with anything. From when they are little and clanging pots together in your kitchen, until when they are big enough to bring home their first recorder from school, kids LOVE making music. These 25 DIY musical instruments are awesome because not only are they pretty and inexpensive to make, they are also all totally playable. So get the band together, it's time to jam! Your young rocker is…
Letter M Activities for Preschool: M is for Music Lesson
Preschool lesson plan - M is for Music - introduces musical instruments, memory, matching, music genres, and a craft to make their own musical instruments.