Preschoolers are learning lots of new “Rivendell Favorite” songs, that we sing together during Group Sing on Wednesdays. We have also been listening to the piece “The Aquarium” from Saint-Saens “Carnival of the Animals” and moving around the room like sea creatures, and wow these are some creative kids…we had a puffer fish, some crabs, a manta ray and a hammer head shark just to name a few!
The Younger Kids are also working on Rivendell favorite song and reviewing steady beat, counting in sets of 8 and quarter notes and half notes.
The Middle Kids and Older Kids have been reviewing notation in preparation to start recorders up again in a couple of weeks. Middle Kids worked on writing and labeling a C scale and Older Kids worked on writing in note names for a new recorder duet we will be learning.
We also had a chance to work on an instrumental accompaniment to our “Hey Ho, Nobody Home” song on hand drums, steel drums and xylophones, in Middle Kids and Older Kids. They were able to perform that today in Group Sing while the rest of the school sang along in a round. It turned out great!