Greetings, Prep 2 Families,
Thank you for another great week of music-making! The children are doing a great job learning their songs for the spring concert, and we are having so much fun dancing, playing and learning so many important musical concepts! The terms is off to a great start! Please continue to use the information below to reinforce practice and vocal development at home.
From Katie and Jazmine (and Laney, who subbed for Jazmine this week – thanks, Laney!):
We started our class with some solo singing with The Telephone Song, which is a call and response song where each child gets a chance to sing by her or himself. Below is a recording of this fun song.
The kids had a chance to lead our warm-ups this week by helping their classmates follow vocal shapes for vocal exploration. Then each child had a chance to create their own vocal exploration shapes.
The children practiced Sol and Mi in the songs Who has and Come Home All My Ducks and Geese. We then expanded our repertoire of notes to include La, in the song Snail, Snail. The children used xylophones to play the song, to see that La is a step higher than Sol, while Mi is a skip lower. Finally, they learned where La goes on the staff and each wrote a short composition on the staff using Sol, Mi and La. Each child went home with a worksheet where they can compose a song with Sol, Mi and La. Please encourage your child to do the worksheet this week, and bring it next week so we can share our compositions.
We reviewed the rhythms Ta and Titi in the song Hi Little Woodpecker, and then learned how to connect our rhythm stick notation with note heads to make quarter notes and eight notes.
At the end we sang Hi Ho The Rattlin’ Bog! while marching to the beat. They are really getting it down now!
On another note, we already have new families asking about uniforms for our spring recitals and concert, which is great – please order as soon as possible at Merry Mart Uniforms, as they tends to sell out of the Prep skirts fairly quickly. Singers will need to be in full Cantabile uniform at the May Spring Concert and Prep 2 Recitals. Please note that Prep 2 singers need to be wearing the red polo shirts with the Cantabile logo, and uniform black pants for boys, and skirts for girls.
Have a great weekend!
Katie, Jazmine, and Emily