Teaching Music, part 2
I’m struggling trying to get a routine going into our homeschooling day. We can pretty much get a math lesson and a reading lesson done without too much problem. but there is so much more I want to include for them. I have a major case of the “I wants” and “I Wish…” that I have to control. After all if I cannot control them how do I expect the girls to?
Money is tight, there is not easy way around that. God is going to provide and I have to remain faithful to that even when there are days that I’m cold, tired, and so weary that I wonder how things are going to work. So as I surf around Facebook which has led me to some really lovely ladies that I follow. A recent one that I just found teaches music to groups of kids and has graciously offered printables and ideas from her site. I think we will start trying out some of these like:
She also has lesson plans for sale and because money is tight I am entering to her latest set of lessons called Musical Valentines.
With this lesson plan, “children will learn all about the musical alphabet. They will also explore how music shows emotions and feelings, and will be on their way to gaining a great LOVE of music! Children will enjoy learning and singing a cute song about music to Beethoven’s “Fur Elise;” will love composing their own Valentines Day song; will be excited to receive a Valentine from a famous composer; and will have fun learning all about the joy of music through song, play, movement, listening and art.”
Our girls know that they have a connection to music already so it would be interesting to see a formal lesson and how they make that connection even more themselves.
We probably won’t win, but it is worth a try. I’m going to try out a few of free lessons to see how we can start working them into our regular school time. Don’t worry I’ll keep you posted on how it is going.