Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Keeping Beat With The Music

Awhile ago I bought the book, There Was An Old Monster by Ed Emberley and Rebecca Emberley. The book is great, but what makes it even better is the song that goes along with it. You can download the song for free on the link attached to the book. :)

I got out our drums (plastic coffee containers), egg shakers (plastic eggs filled with dried lentils), and rhythm sticks. We listened to the song first, then played it again and I showed them which instrument was playing and how to play it. Next each child was able to choose their instrument and attempt to keep beat with the song. I've got a good band here!


  1. Great song! I didn't know this book - thanks for the recommendation!

  2. i love reading your blog, but it makes me so sad that we don't live close - i really wish i could send garrett to you next year!!

  3. Thank you, Jennie! That is a huge compliment. :)

  4. Ms. Jessi,
    I just found your blog and I love it! I am just starting out in the blogging world as well, and like you, I have a lot of enthusiasm and love what I do! It's great to meet a kindred spirit. I plan to check back often to see what you are up to! :)

  5. Thanks, Ayn!! I love hearing that. :) You made my morning!


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