We have noticed throughout the school year a pretty strong interest in music. We thought this might be an interesting topic to explore . We started the conversation by asking the children what they already knew about music. We got answers like, "it makes pretty sounds", " music makes people happy" and "instruments make music". We have been listening to a variety of music in our classroom and have had great talks about all the different kinds of instruments there are, along with recognizing that there are different styles of music. We even realized that music can sound different depending on the country you are in. We found Ireland on the map while we were listening to Irish fiddle music.
Listening to music makes us want to dance, there has been a lot of that.
We have spent time as a class making different sounds using our bodies. We have talked about the word beat and realized that we can keep a beat using our hands, our feet and even our mouths.