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One of our favorite movement songs is called
“Chee Chee Cha”by Peter & Mary Alice Amindon.
“Chee Chee Cha” is based on the song “Singin’ in the Rain”!
After having fun dancing to this song, we watched this video
of the original song- check it out!
Every music class we begin by listening to a short
classical piece of music and tapping the steady beat.
Many of the songs come from this CD, “Keeping the Beat”
which is part of the “First Steps in Music” curriculum.
Here is a list of some of the classical songs:
- “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Allegro” by Mozart
- “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Rondo” by Mozart
- “Concerto Grosso in C. Allego” by Corelli
- “Orchestral Suite #2 in B Minor” by Bach
- “Concerto Grosso in D” by Locatelli
- “Romeo and Juliet” by Kabalevesky
- “Water Music” by Handel
- “Can-Can” by Johann Strauss
- “The Syncopated Clock” by Leroy Anderson
- “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Peer Gynt
We have been reading the wonderful story, “Mortimer” by Robert Munsch!
There are built-in sound effects throughout the story.
Questions to ask with your children:
What do you notice?
What would you do to help Mortimer go to sleep?
How does Mortimer’s family feel?
How does Mortimer feel?
Article “10 Surprising Benefits of Listening to Classical Music”