October 31, 2014: Music

Hello! I cannot believe we are already into November.  First grade is doing a wonderful job this year. We are working on learning to help each other focus, function in a new space and play a variety of instruments. The students are feeling more comfortable with the difference between beat versus rhythm which is opening up doors for us to read music. One of our reading music games is Bean Bag Beat. In this game, students have to clap the ever changing rhythmic notation I write using bean bags.  Music class would not be complete without games, singing and instruments so we have been improving our music skills with fun partner games, tag games and hidden object games. I look forward to going into more detail about these activities in my next letter. These students are amazing young people that I am very excited to work with as they grow into fantastic musicians!

Kami Richards
EC Music Teacher