Second, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Call-response songs for warm-ups. Not only does it give them a chance for active listening it also gives me a chance for a really fast and quick vocal assessment. I sometimes will have them respond as a class or sometimes in small groups and often times as solos. This little guy asked if he could be the leader! So, why not?!
Finally, this was a fun vocal exploration that we did with both kinder and 1st grade. I used my pig popper, she looks like this (and her name is Petunia, lol!):
Last week I also got to go on my daughter's kindergarten field trip to the Pumpkin Patch. Here's a selfie of us with her two buddies that were in our group:
And here's my little peanut on the wagon and in the pumpkin patch:
This is one of my favorite times of year: first, all things pumpkin are yummy but also the song literature and vocal exploration is so rich! I can't wait to share some October fun things we're doing in my music class in the weeks to come!
Thanks so much to Aileen for hosting the linky party! Make sure to check out all the other fun posts that are linked on her blog post!