Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Opera and Talents

Today we learned all about the letter O, Opera and Talents.  We listened to a variety of songs from the album "The World's Very Best Opera for Kids".  We're continuing to practice writing our names and our classroom goal is to have each child be able to write their own first name by mid February.  We loved art time today with corn syrup painting from the Amazing Action Alphabet.  We also had our very first piano lesson!  Jan-May we apply what we've been learning in music to the piano.  We talk about patterns and how music is repeated patterns.  We learned today that the keyboard has white and black keys and that the black keys are in sets of 2's and 3's.  When we play the piano we brace our pointer finger with our thumb and only use the pointer finger to play all the notes.  We will not use printed music at all but rather learn through memorizing patterns.  Today was our last day of graphing and the kids did pretty well.  They were each able to cut out the pieces to a graph and put them in the correct location.  some kids struggled with the harder graph when they were to cross of an image and color in a square to represent it.  That's okay though because we're in preschool and all of these items are introductory! 
We loved learning the story of Little Red Riding Hood.  We sang it and acted it out many times with the printable puppets from the Opera and Talents preschool pack. We had a fantastic day and I look forward to being back in a routine without any interruptions now through May!

1 comment:

  1. Great stuff! I always love seeing the amazing things that other preschools and daycare centers are doing! It inspires my team to think out of the box and come up with new creative learning experiences!