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30Nov
2018
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Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Hello Parents!   Here’s what we did at music today: We did a quick review of the 4 previous movements of “Carnival of the Animals” since this is the last week I will feature it.  I brought out the 4 percussion instruments we had chosen from my big grey bin a couple of weeks ago […]

20Nov
2018
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Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Hello Parents!   Here’s what we did at music today: The Hello Song (with musical theory about rhythm): “If You’re Thankful and You Know It” Eggs Song:  “Simple Gifts” Sticks Song:  “Strong Like a Bear” “Jumping in the Leaves” (with all new actions) Percussion Play-Along:  Native American Music Mystery Instrument: Pan Flute We compared and […]

16Nov
2018
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Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Hello Parents!   It’s important to me that my lesson plan always coincide with the themes that the teachers have been teaching about that week.  I pride myself in my ability to  link the two, and also to recognize that the teachers and I are a team.  Before each class begins, I ask the children […]

02Nov
2018
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Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Hello Parents!   We’re still singing songs about the Fall, although I don’t plan on including anymore pumpkin songs or chants into my lessons!  I’ve been reinforcing the concepts that we’ve been working on this school year as well as choosing songs that coincide with the themes that the teachers have been teaching about that […]

26Oct
2018
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Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Hello Parents!   This class was our spookiest class of all!  I was dressed in my Halloween costume (I was a Ghostbuster).  We weaved spookiness into every aspect of our class, then talked about what the changes we made to the songs we’ve been doing that made Here’s what we did: The Hello Song (highlighting […]

19Oct
2018
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Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Hello Parents!   Mystery Instruments: Woodwind Instruments:  Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and the Oboe have been chosen so far.  We watched people playing these on YouTube and then we incorporated them into the “Fine Musicians” song. For the “hands on” instruments I chose a xylophone, tubular bells, and my rainbow bells.  We also used […]

12Oct
2018
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Ms. Linda’s Music Note – Welcome Fall!

Ms. Linda’s Music Note – Welcome Fall!

Here are updates of our two main themes for this Fall: Carnival of the Animals The children and I have listened to two more of the animals featured in “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens.  During each class we have reviewed the musical segments heard in previous classes before listening to the next animal […]

05Oct
2018
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Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Hello Parents!   I hope your child has been enjoying our music classes as much as I have!  I put an emphasis on musical expression today which each song and activity we did. We are also getting closer to performing “The Farm Alarm” as a musical theater piece. Here’s what we did: The Hello Song […]

28Sep
2018
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Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Makin’ Music with Ms. Linda

Hello Parents!   Each class we take another step with the songs and activities we have been working on.  We played along to another Michael Jackson song.  It is great for me to have a featured artist that had hit songs as a boy (ABC from Jackson 5 has been our theme song) as well […]

21Sep
2018
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Music with Ms. Linda

Music with Ms. Linda

Hello Parents!   The children seem to be excited about the themes that I chose for this Fall!  Here’s what we’ve been doing: The Hello Song (chant vs. song – echo style) The Farm Alarm Eggs Song:  “This Little Light of Mine” Sticks Song:  “Alphabet Soup” (focusing on instruments from the string, brass, and percussion […]

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