The children had been wondering about the musical notes that they have been seeing in several of our books that we have been using for our project work. Meghan, our curriculum student, spent several weeks introducing the beats, musical notes, and various types of music. On this particular day, the children identified the notes on a staff by playing a bean bag game. Meghan set up the game by using painters tape on our carpet, she introduced the staff and the notes on a staff and then began to play the game. The children threw a bean bag on the staff and would then identify the notes. Later Meghan used the staff to teach the children about how to play the notes on an instrument using a xylophone and the marimba outside.
May 9, 2013