We kicked off January with our story about "David, the Music Maker". We have begun to memorize our verse, Ps 101:1 Sing praises to the Lord. We talked about what 'praises' are: good things, kind and loving words, expressions of love and admiration. We talked about some ways we can praise the Lord through music. We can use our bodies to dance (David danced before the Lord!) Our mouths can sing praises and our hands can play an instrument (or be an instruments) to praise the LORD! Then we practiced those very things!
We also briefly talked about words like, staff, note, treble clef, and bass clef. We talked about how we where notes are located on a staff will tell us what key to play on the piano or what buttons to push on other instruments. We talked about how different looking notes tell us how long to play the note. I kept it very basic. Not too much detail. Just wanting to expose them to the concept. Then I came up with this little center.
We rolled freezer paper onto the back of our TT cabinet. Mrs. Knight drew a music staff on the freezer paper. One with a bass clef, one with a treble clef. We put out scissors, clipart music notes ( to be cut apart) and glue sticks. They kids created their own preschool song, and a beautiful art piece. LOVE IT!