Wind And String Instruments
Hello Tulip Fams!
It has been yet another very musical week here in the tulip class!
On Monday we talked about the different types of string and wind instruments there are. We then used water colors to paint on pictures of a mandolin or French horn. We let our kiddos choose which instrument they wanted. Afterwards, we had them do Montessori puzzles. One of the songs we sang during circle time was "1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Fingers"
Here are the lyrics:
1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Fingers
4 Little, 5 Little, 6 Little Fingers
7 Little, 8 Little, 9 Little Fingers
10 Little Fingers go Clap, Clap, Clap
Clap, Clap, Clap
Let's clap those fingers (x3)
Clap them all around!
(Clap your hands in a circle)
On Tuesday I brought out my recorder and showed our little tulips the different sounds that come out when you cover one of the little holes. They each got to take a turn covering the holes. I also brought in a hand made recorder from Mexico. Later in our day we did some painting using stamps.
On Wednesday we had a guest play date with June from the infant class!!! All of our friends were so interested in her and kept wanting to give her hugs; it was adorable! Miss Magdalen also brought in her viola to share with our class. She showed all of our friends how each string makes a different sound by plucking it. She then showed them how using the bow changes the sound as well. Each of our tulips got to take turns plucking the stings. Miss Magdalen then played "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and we all sang the song as she played.
On Thursday we did a lot! We started our morning with Montessori puzzles and utilized our fine motor skills. We also got to play with playdoh and used different utensils to manipulate it. Avey and Finn got to practice using plastic scissors to cut the playdoh. Then miss Jackie blew bubbles and we had a bubble dance party! During circle time I got to show our little tulips a ukulele that June's mom let us borrow. Each of our tulips got a turn strumming the strings. We then read a book that our friend Lyla brought in to share called "The Musical Parade." It was another musical book that played music when you lift the flaps. We also sang a Spanish song where we use our bodies to make music called "Mi Cuerpo" in English "My Body."
Here are the lyrics:
Mi Cuerpo, Mi Cuerpo
Hace musíca (x2) (point to your whole body from head to toe)
Mis Manos Hace (clap, clap, clap)
Mis pies Hace (stomp, stomp, stomp)
Mi Boca Hace (la, la, la)
Mi Cuerpo Hace (cha, cha, cha x3)
Mi Cuerpo Hace cha cha cha!
(Cha cha side to side)
Pies (pronounced p-yez)= feet
On Friday we had our spring time potluck. We started our morning with painting suns onto paper plates using yellow paint and red glitter. Then we all decorated our tree using giant gold ornaments and our yellow paper suns. In the afternoon chef Mike came and taught our little tulips how to make ants on a log using celery, Sun butter and raisins. Each of our little tulips got to take turns spreading the sun butter onto the celery using a plastic butter knife, and then placed raisins on top. Not only did they enjoy making their ants on a log, they enjoyed eating it way more!
This has been such a fun and fabulous month full of music, and we can't wait for next month when it's full of food; yum!
Til next week!
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