I try to bring music into my class room often. Music can help the young child when learning to read. Simple songs and poems with rhythm help students remember words and help with rhyming skills. Students like repeating spelling words put to songs and singing poems.
My students love going to music class with our terrific music teacher Miss Sara Laderman. From the moment they walk into class she keeps them busy with warm up songs, little dances and even playing instruments. One day I visited she had them all playing a game to act out the movements of specific animals. First graders were having a ball both moving and guessing what animals were acted out. It's always fun in music class.
My kiddos request certain songs that I have taught them. Some of their favorites are the Big Rock Candy Mountain by Red Grammar and Looking For Dracula by Charlotte Diamond. Our latest song is Chicken Soup With Rice by Carole King. I love love love this song and book. Check out this YouTube video it's terrific.
Music Class with Miss Laderman
Start each day in a happy way:)