More than half of students from low‑income households
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Let's Make Music!!
My students need musical instruments to learn rhythm, a second language and counting.
Do you remember how exciting it was to go to music class as a kid? Schools with music classes are rare these days. But we don't want to let that stop us from teaching our children the gift of musicality. If we teachers do not take on the role of music and art instructors, it will go by the wayside!
Our 3 dual immersion kindergarten classes have students not only learning everything a kindergarten kid learns, but they are also learning it in Spanish!
We have students of many ethnic backgrounds being tied together by the desire to learn a second language. Our school is a title one school.
We strive to make learning fun in our kinder classes. It can be overwhelming to hear a teacher speak Spanish and not understand. Music, however, builds a communication bridge! Within the first month of school we are able to teach days of the week, the alphabet and letter sounds, months and weather using songs! Singing songs is wonderful, but music is much more interactive with instruments. Allowing the children to participate with instruments will not only strengthen learning of a second language, but they will also learn rhythm, counting and to practice self-control.
Studies show that children involved in musical instruction are actually strengthening their mathematical ability!
Having musical instruments for our students to make beautiful noise will help them achieve the basics of acquiring Spanish. Music encourages the solidifying of these basics that turn our students into super bi-lingual learners!
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