I was thrilled when I found this clip art! It was perfect for my quarter 2 summaries. I color coded them by grade level (it matches the Share the Music grade books).
Here is a sample of what I send home to Kindergarten Families!
Here are the sources from Kindergarten:Grinding Corn: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Grinding-Corn-A-song-for-ta-and-titi-1558017
Ho Ho Watanay: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ho-Ho-Watanay-A-Native-American-Lullaby-for-practicing-loudsoft-and-tatiti-955769
Twelve Days of Christmas: Actions as listed in Kindergarten Gameplan https://www.kid-sounds.com/index.php/kindergarten
Dance of the Reed Flutes: Actions as listed in Kindergarten Gameplan
Instruments to add sounds to a story: I read the story of The Nutcracker (I love the pictures in this version https://www.maryengelbreit.com/store/mary-engelbreits-nutcracker.html) and then we list the main characters. We talk about the sound of each character (the Mouse King could be loud and low) and then we find an instrument in the room to represent that character (a tubano). I divide the students into groups to "play" each character. I read the story again and each group plays when I say their character's name. The students love it! It is a great beginning composing lesson.
Ha Ha This Away: I use the version found in http://shop.musicplaytext.ihoststores.com/productinfo.aspx?productid=731 and I teach a dance that I learned while student teaching that fits with the A section.
Mr. Troll: I use the version found here http://shop.musicplaytext.ihoststores.com/images/misc/Newsletters/11-03-25_MrTrollGame.pdf and for my spanish students we sing in English but the color must be sung in Spanish.
What have you accomplished this quarter?
What do you think I should do more of with Kindergarten?
How do you communicate with parents? Do you have a newsletter?
Thanks for reading!