Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Musical Madness

After a trip to the library for Preschool Adventures, we did lots of reading, and plenty of listening, too, as our Music study moved into different genres today.  Friday, we'll be going to The River Center to hear a trombone and horn choir, but before that, we'll do some research on world music.  Thanks for checking in!

Here, she is holding a bear that appeared in a rhyme that Ms. Kim, our library teacher was telling.  (She did well with participation today.)
Working on her bear craft ...

Her bear!  (I'm not too sure why she chose to blacken out his honeypot.)
Working on her musical mobile ...
 All done!  (She named every instrument on the page, including the cymbals and xylophone!)

Today, we:
1.  We attended Preschool Adventures at North Columbus Library, where we learned about bears.  (We read Where's My Teddy? by Jez Alborough and Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, as well as completed a bear craft.)
Letter 'N':
1.  We looked at and discussed big letter 'N' and little letter 'n' and words that start with 'N': nuts, napkin, net, night, nail, nine, nap, name, neck, no, noise, nightingale, nurse, nose, etc.
2.  We read My 'n' Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure.
3.  We found the 'N's in our letter magnets and spelled out words that start with 'N.'
Music (Different Music Genres):
1.  We read Doo-Wop Pop by Roni Schotter.
2.  We read Cool Bopper's Choppers by Linda Oatman High.
3.  We read Pigs Rock! by Melanie Davis Jones
4.  We listened to different genres of music online (country, rock, classical, jazz, blues, Celtic, New Age, Electronica, choir, bluegrass, disco, opera, folk, gospel, polka, reggae, rap, swing, Doo Wop, etc.) and discussed the differences.
5.  We made a musical mobile with pictures of different instruments that we colored.
1.  We started our Advent calendar today, so we can count down the days until Christmas together!
2.  We read Care Bears: Christmas Wishes by Ellie O'Ryan.
3.  We read Pat the Bunny: Bunny's Fuzzy Christmas (a Golden book).
4.  We read Christmas City by Michael Garland.
5.  We read A Cars Christmas by Melissa Lagonegro.
6.  We read Harriet and George's Christmas Treat by Nancy Carlson.
7.  We watched the Brainy Baby: Jingle Bells DVD that we borrowed from the library.
8.  We watched the My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie DVD that we borrowed from the library.
1.  We completed our first dot-to-dot, using letters 'A' through 'L', instead of numbers, to form the picture of a lamp.  (She did really well with this, so I'll be incorporating more letter dot-to-dots for practice!)

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