MUSIC... Recently we read the book "Play, Mozart, Play". The children had lots of questions about Mozart. Today at our morning meeting, we listened to a song composed by Mozart. (To the left is an example of a piano concerto written by Mozart for parents and children to listen to together! What instruments do you notice here?) Below is a conversation we had while listening...
Joci: What kind of music is this? Cassius: Classic music. Prater: Nutcracker. Lucy: I know this music. Rose: I think this music is about Mozart. Prater: My daddy loves Mozart. Joci: How does this music make you feel? Prater: Good. Alex: Strange. Joci: What do you think Mozart wrote this song about? Alex: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Joci: Is it happy or sad music? Ellee: Happy. Maya: Sad. Ellee: It's so soft. Joci: What instruments so you hear? Prater: Piano. Rose: Piano might be a little sad. My mother plays the real piano and I dance always. Grace: My mommy plays the violin. Rose: Now I think it's a flute. Jay: I hear a trumpet.
(Pictures are from our dance party at second meeting!)
Moms and Dads - Who else plays an instrument?
In the studio, the birthday committee continued their work on Ellee's gift. Prater and Bruno sang a song about adding a rainbow to the unicorn.
Lucy and Grace each made clay castles. Grace said, "Let's put our castles together to make one big huge one with turrets." Then she explained, "Turrets are something that's long and big. At the end is pointy." With the green paint in hand, she said, "Green is strong and mighty." Lucy agreed by saying, "The green paint is magical."
When Mac worked with clay today, he used his hands to roll the clay into coils, which he piled together and painted blue. He pointed to one coil and said, "That one's a mustache".
PHOTOGRAPHY... Hadley took the following pictures of her classmates enjoying the outdoors!