Category Archives: Music and Literacy

04
Feb

Reading, Writing, Singing, and Dancing

Posted by Children's House Music

I want to thank all the families that came to First Thursday today. I also want to share with you the handout (below). Structure of the Music/Literacy Lessons I start with a Music and Movement lesson for the whole class. … Continue reading

01
Feb

Reading, Writing, Singing, and Dancing

Posted by Children's House Music

Please join Amy Wagner and me this Thursday, February 4, 8:30- 9:30 a.m. Amy will talk about the Montessori materials that support language, and I will talk about how the Music/Literacy program works. We will do a quick demonstration with … Continue reading

07
Jan

Happy New Year!

Posted by Children's House Music

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed your holidays and your break. It is great to be back reading and writing, singing and dancing with your children. I hope the New Year brings you joy, health, happiness, and much music! … Continue reading

19
Nov

This School is Your School

Posted by Children's House Music

My Dad, one of 7, comes from a large family. Growing up, we would get together with most of the extended family about once a month. The things I remember most about these family get-togethers are food, laughing, and singing. … Continue reading

05
Nov

More Name Studies

Posted by Children's House Music

Continuing our name studies, we created and read a predictable chart. Each line of the chart started with, “My name is,” followed by the name of a child in class and a period. In a predictable chart, only one word … Continue reading

09
Oct

What’s Your Name?

Posted by Children's House Music

Here is a song we like to sing: What’s Your Name? What’s your name? What’s your name? What’s your name? What’s your name? My name is ________. My name is ________. My name is ________. Nice to meet you. After … Continue reading

29
Sep

Shaking Hands

Posted by Children's House Music

Literacy is communication. We read and write to communicate something. When reading text, we read to decipher not sounds and words, but meaning. As I write this blog, I am not concerned with how you pronounce the words I write, … Continue reading

03
Sep

What is Music & Literacy?

Posted by West Side Montessori

Hello Children’s House Families: One morning each week I spend time with your child’s Children’s House classroom leading a Music and Movement lesson. During the lesson we sing, dance, and have a lot of fun. Many students try to arrive … Continue reading

02
Sep

WSM’s Back-to-School Sing-along Is Friday

Posted by West Side Montessori