A Found Sound Band in Kindergarten
Music Rationale: Discovering music lives all around us
EARL Connection :Communication
1) pay attention while others are talking
2) pay attention to oral stories, instructions, reports, assemblies, and daily announcement
2 - listen and observe to gain and interpret information
1) recognize non - verbal communicationThe Arts
5) demonstrate listening strategies for following instructions
1. The student understands and applies
Arts knowledge and skills.
Students will be able to:
Materials: None, all are provided in a typical classroom
Body of Lesson -
Have the kindergartners gather around you on the floor in a circle. Show the children a variety of items you have found around the classroom. Materials might include: a spoon, scissors, a bowl, a box of crayons. Lead the kindergartner in a discussion about the various uses of the materials gathered. After talking about typical uses, tell the children, "We are going to use them in a totally different way today!" Then model the different ways to make sounds with the items gathered. Use the spoon to tap, swirl on the bowl. Make the crayons into a rattle. Open and close the scissors to make sounds. After the modeling is completed, invite children to make sounds a different way that you just did for them. Have one or two children at a time enter the circle and then demonstrate their sound. After the children have shown different ways to make sounds, send the class off to find a musical instrument from a regular classroom item.
After the students are back into a circle, let each child show how their sound is made. You may then conduct a "found sound band." Below are some examples of ways to direct the music:
This lesson was adapted from E. Zevik.
Making an effort to increase student learning by integrating music will help children gain meaningful context to their lives.