Kindergarten Repertoire

  • March/April Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 5/13/2016
    • Od Yavo Shalom
      • Students practiced tapping to this song and learned the term “beat”
      • Students sang this Hebrew and Arabic song at different speeds in preparation for an upcoming concert
    • Oats Peas Beans
      • Students played a circle game to this song
    • Ev’ry Night
      • Students practiced echoing melodic fragments to this song
    • I Love the Mountains
      • Students practiced this song with movements in preparation for an upcoming concert
    • All the Critters
      • Students in one class learned this song in preparation for an upcoming concert
      • Students created movements to go along with the song
    • I Bought Me a Cat
      • Students in one class learned this song in preparation for an upcoming concert
      • Students created movements to go along with the song
    • The More We Get Together
      • Students in one class learned this song in preparation for an upcoming concert
      • Students learned movements to go along with the song
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  • January/February Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 3/13/2016
    • Come Along
      • Students used this song to continue practicing their echoing
    • Round and Round the Village
      • Students sang this song as they played a complicated circle game
    • I love the Mountains
      • Students sang this song in anticipation of an upcoming concert
      • Students learned motions to perform with the words of the song
    • Punchinella
      • Students practiced tapping the beat to this song
      • Students learned a tapping and dancing game to this song
    • Tchaikovsky “Chinese Dance”
      • Students listened to the song and discussed what motions would best match the music
    • Farmer in the Dell
      • Students played a circle game to this song
    • Bill Grogan’s Goat
      • Students practiced echoing melodic fragments to this very funny song
    • All the Critters
      • Students in one class learned this song in preparation for an upcoming concert
    • I Bought Me a Cat
      • Students in one class learned this song in preparation for an upcoming concert
    • The More We Get Together
      • Students in one class learned this song in preparation for an upcoming concert
    • We Shall Overcome
      • Students learned the history of this song and its use in the Civil Rights Movement
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  • November/December Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 1/9/2016
    • Caney Mi Macaro
      • Students used this song to practice echoing melodic fragments in minor
    • Elgar’s Lullaby
      • Students practiced moving at different speeds while following teacher instructions
    • The King Singers’ Blackbird
      • Students listened and tried to figure out instruments in recording. This led to a discussion of a capella techniques
    • Round and Round the Village
      • Students learned a circle game to accompany this song which involved many different movements.
    • Did You Ever See a Lassie?
      • Students sang this song and realized it has the same melody as “The More We Get Together”
    • Sir Duke by Bobby McFerrin
      • Students played a dancing game with this song called “Pass the Groove”
    • William he had Seven Sons”
      • Students learned this song and used it to practice tapping along to music
    • Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals
      • Students listened to a few movements and guessed what animals as being represented
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  • September/October Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 10/27/2015

    Here is a list of the music learned by Kindergarten in the first two months of school. When relevant, a description of what concepts were covered using each song is included.

     

    • Here Comes a Bluebird
      • Students learned a circle game to accompany this song
    • Up the Ladder
      • Students used this chant to introduce themselves to the class
    • My Country 'Tis of Thee
    • No More Pie
      • Students used this song to practice echoing melodic fragments from the teacher
    • ABCs
      • Students reviewed this song and used it to practice tapping along to the music
    • Loop de Loo
      • Students learned a quick dance to do with a recording of this song
    • Charlie Over the Ocean
      • Students used this song to practice echoing more complex melodic fragments
      • Students got to choose different animals to insert into the song
      • Students experimented with singing the song using different vocal timbres
    • The More We Get Together
      • Students learned this song and used it to practice tapping along to music
    • Just from the Kitchen
      • Students learned a circle game to accompany this song in which they pretended to be birds
    • Brahms Waltz in Ab Major
      • Students practiced moving in the room while altering movements in reaction to the music's speed and volume
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