Kayla Dearborn
“Where words fail, music speaks.” ― Hans Christian Andersen
Music
Listening to music can...
  • Destress a child (and parents)
  • Boost child development- social, language, literacy, and more
  • Encourage dancing- build motor skills
  • Ignite self-expression
  • Boost brain power
  • Encourage singing
  • Increase interest in musical instruments
Inspiration
DCE Choir Remind
Updates!

Welcome back to my website! You have a fun activity to try this week- Become a composer!

Also, be sure to check out the Middle School band information below.

Music appreciation is beneficial to your children and can lead to having a lifelong love for music. <3 There is no downside to adding music appreciation to your home curriculum.

Additional Info
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Intro to Rhythm Notation

Choir: Feliz Navidad

Choir: 12 Days of Christmas

Past Assignments
March 23-27

Hello!

1. Play great music as a background for working.

Some kids find it difficult to concentrate with background noise, but soft music (especially instrumental) can sometimes help kids focus better. Try it out! Play classical music while the kids are doing independent work. It's easy to find free classical music on Spotify and YouTube.

Classical Playlist

The Piano Guys

March 30-April 3

2. Virtual Field Trips & Free Websites

Search companies that are streaming free right now! The MET in NYC and other museums are a great place to start.

Operas

8 Notes

Music Tech Teacher

Free Apps

April 6-9

3. Learn about Composers

Research various composers and their music. The resources can be tied in with Reading and History. Your child can choose their favorite and write a shorter biography in their own words (Writing!)

Classics for Kids

Music in our Homeschool

Practical Pages

April 14-17

4. Musical dictionary notebook

Start a musical dictionary notebook with all the musical terms your child is learning while at home. Bonus if he/she adds sketches or drawings.

Music Theory

April 20-24

5. Become a composer

Print out blank sheet music and let your child compose a piece to later play on a keyboard or piano app.

Incredibox

April 27-May 1

6. Timeline

Create a musical era timeline. You could even include clips of the "top" songs from the era.

May 4-8

7. Musical Reactions

Play classical music and have your child write a response to it. The response can be a list of words, a paragraph, a picture, a poem, etc. The music can even be popular music, but try just the instrumental without the lyrics.

Sketch
May 11-15

8. Sing the Lyrics

Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Song lyrics

How to:

~Write down one or two verses from popular or favorite songs. Ensure you leave a few words missing here and there and leave it as a blank.

~Write down the name of the song beside it, so you know the right answer.

~Divide the group into teams.

~Give each team a chance to guess while you read out the clues that you wrote down as a verse. Set a time limit by which the players have to guess. If the team or player cannot guess the lyrics, pass it on to the next person or team. The team that gets the maximum answers right is the winner.