1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade 5/6 General Music First Steps in Music Kindergarten Move It!

Red Clover Music Activity!

Inspired by The First Drawing we experimented with what would happen if we drew something that we listened to instead of something we looked at. Every Kindergarten through Sixth Grader listened to Frederick Chopin’s “Minuet Waltz” and we drew what we imagined! The song has no lyrics! It is for solo piano. Here are some of the drawings that this song inspired!
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After we shared our drawings we did a movement activity to the same song, and discussed if adding movement made us imagine anything different than what we drew. For many of us, adding movement gave us a whole new perspective on this song. Now YOU can do the movement activity at home! Follow me!

1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade First Steps in Music Kindergarten Move It!

Move It! “Trois Gymnopedie” by Eric Satie

From John Feierabend and Peggy Lyman’s “Move It!”

All of our Folsom Kindergarten-Fourth graders will have done this by Tuesday Sept 23rd! Now you can do it at home-mirror my motions!

Thanks for your support!

1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade First Steps in Music Kindergarten Move It!

Move It! Waltz in A flat by Johannes Brahms

Movement for Form and Expression:

“These activities help children express the qualities in music through movement. At the same time, these activities also enable children to experience musical form through organized movement. The motions should be performed in the expressive spirit of the song or rhyme.” -Feierabend

With each “Move It!” students begin to understand the organization of movement sequence, explore personal and general space relating to others, and discover inner feelings connected to beautifully expressive musical selections and movements. Move Its! also explore the Laban Themes (soon to come in another blog post!)

Here is the first Move It! that we’ve done at Folsom this year, it is performed to Johannes Brahms “Waltz in A flat” by September 8th all Kindergarten through 4th grade students will have experience this Move It! 
Now you can do it at home! (Fun for the WHOLE family, Move Its! are being used in preschools and assisted living homes, they are for EVERYONE!) 

Pump up the volume and mirror my motions! 

Extra credit: Make a video of your child dancing to this and send it to Ms. Kauffeld to put on the blog!