This week and last, we have been doing all sorts of activities related to music during our music camp. We have loved having alumni join us for this summer camp! It’s so sweet to see them reconnect with past classmates and help younger children learn about Tulip Tree. We have made (and continue to make) our own instruments using tins, film canisters, beads, rubber bands, bottle caps and hot glue. We are lucky to have a special guest teacher, Heidi, teach us many new songs and share tons of different instruments. We have made a water xylophone, made tiny props out of clay and drawings to go with songs we have learned. Here are some photos of what we have been up to!
At circle this morning, Katee and I read a book called “What Can You Do With a Paleta?” by Carmen Tafolla. I read the English words and Katee read the same words in Spanish. The book is written from the perspective of a small child. She tells us all about the sounds, smells and colors of her neighborhood. The most exciting thing of all is the sound of the tinkly bell coming from the Paleta wagon. She explains the different colors and flavors of paletas and the asks, “WHAT can you DO with a paleta?” It turns out there are many things you can do with a paleta including giving yourself a blue mustache. This book inspired the children to make their own pretend paleta wagon complete with a bell and paper paletas. ..
Played outside all morning today! The children played games, splashed in the water table, built in the sandbox, hung out in the hammock, rode bikes, visited with the rabbits, and drew many many tattoos on each other. After reading the book, “Mama Is It Summer Yet?”, the children were pretty convinced that that’s where were at today.
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