Saturday, November 15, 2014

Time for Turkey

A Turkey is a funny bird
His head goes wobble wobble
He knows just one funny word
Gobble gobble gobble!

Ah, yes!  My younger students sing their little hearts out while strutting around the music room like the finest turkeys around.  
In addition to the excellent bird imitations I've seen over the last couple of weeks, we've been practicing the poem, "T is for Turkey."  It's a great tool to use for practicing voice inflection and recitation.  The poem goes through each letter of the word "Thanksgiving."  Try it in class or even use it for a program/feast. 

"Leaves" (fall colored scarves) were the new highlight this week in music.  I taught the song, "Autumn Leaves are Falling", and added the leaves for effect.  Students tossed their scarves up in the air on the strong beat and watched as they fell gently to the ground.  It was a nice way to assess whether or not the children understand and feel the beat.  Not only that, but it sure does look cool when all the leaves are falling down :)  In the end, I demonstrated how to fold their scarves and put them up nicely.  Next week, I'll introduce Orff instruments to the song.  

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