Have you ever read a book with a singing voice? That's exactly what students in kindergarten and 1st grade did this week in Music! First, we discussed our 4 different voices: whisper, speak, shout, and SING! Then, we practiced using our singing voices, both alone and with the whole group. Next, we actually sang through the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, written by Bill Martin Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle. The students sang each of the questions, and then I sang each of the answers. Our lesson on singing voices ended with a game in which the students got to reenact the book: each student was given a finger puppet of a different animal: brown bear, red bird, grey mouse, blue shark, etc. The group asked each "animal" what it saw, and that student got to tell the class what they saw by singing about the animal next to them. The kindergarteners and 1st graders loved using puppets to help practice using their singing voices!
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