Kindergartner’s Sing & Play

Kindergarten is a time where students are deeply immersed in early reading and decoding strategies. This can be supported by reading and writing music. Students in Kindergarten place quarter notes above the words of a song. There is no staff on the paper, just empty space above the lyrics. This gets them used to reading …

Song Writing for Kindergarten

In Kindergarten, we have spent most of the year working on quarter notes, quarter rests and the letters in the music alphabet.  We've played games and had simple songwriting activities that have practiced these concepts individually.  Towards the end of the year we begin to put all of these concepts together by composing simple songs.  …

Practice Reading Music

Kindergartners practice reading the music alphabet colors.  I use colors that coordinate with the boomwhackers.  I colored each of the bars so students who can not read letters have another strategy to use in playing the instruments. First Graders practice reading music with colors and music alphabet letters as much as possible.  I'm not worried …

Music Centers in the Early Childhood

So I have been moving toward music centers in my Kindergarten to 2nd grade classes.  I was a Kindergarten teacher for 8 years so centers were something I have come to know and love.  I have jumped on the bandwagon in the music room.   I love that the kids have choices when they come …