This Fall, the kindergarteners have been learning about the four voices used in the music classroom. Students are able to name and demonstrate each of the four voices (singing, speaking, whispering, and loud). It is important for these young singers to start to “find” and identify their singing voice and how it differs from the other voices that they have been using during early childhood development. Students have been learning vocal exploration warm-ups and songs to aid in finding that singing voice and to also work on their ability to match limited pitch ranges of children in this age bracket. Students have been working on movement songs which encourage the children to be able to sing and move at the same time. In addition, it works fine motor skills and coordination. In the December and January, students will be learning the basics for playing the soprano xylophone and glockenspiel. They will use this instrument for creative purposes and to start a focus on maintaining a steady beat.
Nursery Rhymes: Movement Songs: Seasonal Songs:
Mary had a Little Lamb Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Monster Stew
Hickory, Dickory, Dock I’m a Little Teapot Skeleton Band
Cobbler, Cobbler Eensy, Weensy Spider Harvest Time
London Bridge Wheels on the Bus The Turkey
Sing a Song of Six Pence Grey Squirrel Snowflake, Snowflake
5 Little Snowmen
Sally Go ‘Round the Sun
MRS. NEILSON'S CLASS on a wonderful performance of MOTHER GOOSE!
I am very proud of the young performers you are becoming! Keep up the good work!