The Sunflowers love for music is marvelous. The children just can’t get enough of it. The class was fortunate to have Zachary’s mom come play her guitar for us. The children gladly sang along and followed the hand motions to some of their favorites. IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT, OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM, SHAKE OUR SILLIES OUT to name a few. After singing our favorites, the children then learned a new song. It’s called MAN GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS by Bob Dylan. Morah Debra held the book up and turned the pages showing off the beautiful illustrations as Zachary’s mom sang the song. It was an amazing experience watching the class sit with bated breath for what the next animal to get a name would be.
Morah Jill came to play with the Sunflowers this week. Everyone enjoyed being able to use scarves and shakers as part of their music experience. Utilizing the entire space in the exploration room is always a blast whether we’re marching, following the leader, or this week being bunnies and having Morah jill catch us and give the children a “carrot”. Each music class starts with the HELLO SONG followed by all the fun exciting songs Morah Jill brings with her. This week’s songs were:
-COBBLER DOWN THE STREET
-DRIVE MY CAR-WHEELS TURN SO FAST
-TREES GROWING (A TU BISHVAT SONG)
-BUNNY RUN-CATCH THEM GIVE A CARROT
-UGG A BUGGGA ME AND YOU (CLAP TO THE BEAT)
The beat goes on and on as the children were able to experience playing a (toy) keyboard similar to the one that Morah Jill brought in. Pushing all the different buttons and being surprised as to what sound will come out. The children absolutely enjoyed hearing their voices while using the microphone to sing into or make different sounds.
Everyone joined in to sing Shalom Nissim “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”as we celebrated his special day. After we finished our yummy birthday fruit salad everyone went into the exploration room to see the beautiful activity board that Shalom Nissim’s mom made. The children were in awe of all the different things they can do. They can practice and strengthen their dexterity skills in locking and unlocking doors. turning on and off light switches. counting. using rubber bands to make different design with the peg board.
Our musical week ended with Shabbat with the Rabbi. As always, the children enjoyed singing and dancing to all their Shabbat favorites.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a Shabbat Shalom.
Morah Pam, Morah Aimee, and Morah Debra