Emily’s Prep 1 Blog for November 8, 2018

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Dear Prep 1 Families,

We had a very fun and lively class this week!  I realized that we only have 3 classes before our recital on December 13.  If you have not yet ordered your uniform, please order it right away. Here is the link for ordering:  https://www.merrymartuniforms.com/cantabile-youth-singers-los-altos-ca/

I started class by teaching the children the call and response song Telephone so I could hear each of them sing individually.  Some children were reluctant at first, but I got to hear everyone, and I could hear progress from everyone.

Just for fun, we played Farmer in the Dell, a perennial favorite that I remember from my own childhood.

We created ostinati  for the song Come, Butter, Come, and we listened for the rests.  They are getting very good at finding them.  We then figured out the rhythm for the rest of the song and wrote it on the board.

The children listened for and found a rest in the song Naughty Kitty Cat.

We played the game Looby Loo to get some wiggles out.

We read rhythms with Ta, Titi and Rest from my flash cards.

The children read a mystery song from the board.  It was Doggie, Doggie, Where’s Your Bone?.  Congrats to Minna who figured it out!

We finished our class with a fun round of the French game Jean Petit Qui Danse.

Thank you and have a great week!


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