Session three begins!
Congrats To all our Tae Kwon Do students! Session 3 is a wrap!
Prokofiev was commissioned by the Director of the Central Children’s Theatre in Moscow, Natayla Sats, to write a musical symphony for Children so that they could learn the sounds of different instruments from an Orchestra. The Story teaches the listeners, vigilance, resourcefulness and bravery.
Synopsis: A young boy named Peter disobeys his grandfather and climbs over their garden wall. Peter encounters a wolf, and is then helped by his friends, a bird, a duck and a cat. They are able to capture the wolf and take him to a zoo.
Both Peter and your children learn a lesson in listening, team work and friendship through the beautiful Orchestra musical instruments and pictures in the story telling of Peter and the Wolf.
Ms. Lisa reviewed which instruments represented the entrance of each character into the story. She introduced the kettle drum, French horn, Clarinet, Oboe. Each character has their own song which is played by one particular instrument. When Ms. Lisa plays each character’s music, the children can pretend to play that instrument, or move around like that character for some music and movement.
This week Ms. Lisa also began teaching the students to the black keys of the keyboard. Each child had a chance to play their own melody with the black keys.
Take a peek into what our music class has been learning…
This session, Ms. Lisa introduced a really fun method to teach the class the sounds that different instruments make using story pages. Each character that the children meet in the story have their own sound or music. The class loved this musical method of storytelling!
I can’t wait to see what fun instruments we will get to use and what music and movements we will learn next session!
Let’s take a peek into music class with Ms. Lisa!
Each class begins with the children singing “It’s music time today!” Then, Ms. Lisa and her puppet sing good morning to each student by name and have the student sing good morning back to the puppet of the week. This is a favorite part of music for the kids.
Above, the music class is singing and pretending to be elephants.
The class has also learned the musical terms “Alegro” -Fast, “Adagio”-Slow, and “”Ondonte” -walking beat/ medium.
We have also begun practicing for our upcoming Christmas Show during music class! We can’t wait to sing for you there!
Have you wondered what the kids who take Tae Kwon Do do in class? Keep on reading to find out!
Each week the Tae Kwon Do students bow at the beginning of class and reply to each request of Master Barnick and other instructors with a “Yes, Sir!” Respect and following directions are lessons always being taught in between each kick, punch and block.
The class started off this session getting out some energy and practicing following directions by running drills and having to run a certain way to prepare them for upcoming stances they will learn.
Here is a group of white belts with a yellow stripes practicing their punches and stances.
The student below is practicing keeping his knees up using the floor ladder!
Below, Master Barnick gives this student a high five after working with her. He encourages them to cheer for one another and be supportive of their fellow classmates.
This class takes their second belt testing this Monday! Wish them good luck!
Today the first group of Master Barnick’s TaoKwondo class took their belt tests and all students who completed their testing moved up to the next belt level! Congratulations martial artists!
Martial arts helps students learn how to listen and follow directions, have respect for adults/teachers, learn discipline and patience as well as engage in physical activity.
Check out some pictures below from the first six weeks!
Ryan breaking a board.
Finn testing for his white belt with a yellow stripe.
Welcome to the music blogpost! So far this school year your kiddos have been taught by Ms. Lisa, the musical instructor who teaches music at both campuses for AMMS.
The children have been taught many musical concepts over the past several weeks such as how to sing piano (soft), forte (loud), staccato (jumpy) and legato (smooth). They learned about how to “echo” Ms. Lisa and her puppet that she brings each week. Your children have played rhythm sticks, tambourines and castanets. They learned how to follow a direction and play their instruments together. We learned what an instrumental is and played one on our castanets. They also recently learned a Spanish song and dance called La Raspa. The children have learned how to wait for the right moment to pick up their instruments to play them along with the music. They have had a lot of fun so far in music this year!
We always begin every music class by singing the “It’s music time today” song. Then, the music class sings the Good Morning song with the puppet of the week. The puppet sings good morning and each child sings Hello, and the puppet’s name back to the puppet.
The students learned the musical terms for a Fast beat, Alegro, Slow, Adagio and a “walking/medium” beat, Ondonte.
This month the classes hummed and sang to “Little Peter Rabbit”. They sang Hello to Pork Chop the pig puppet.
The students played Triangles to Christmas songs and even decorated with some christmas lights to make the class more festive. They also tapped rhythm sticks to a song about a dreidel.
They continued learning how to clap whole notes ( whole note hold it), half notes, quarter notes and 2 eighths.
The students also practiced singing their songs for the Christmas Concert with Ms. Lisa.
May everyone have Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!