Friday, April 1, 2011

Rhythm and Rhymes

Avery's class spent the month of March learning about rhythm and rhymes. They started out the month celebrating Dr Seuss' birthday and reading some of his works. The concept of rhyming suddenly "clicked" with Avery and for weeks now, we have spent our time in the car finding words that rhyme. They also learned all the old nursery rhymes that I grew up with. It's been fun hearing her recite some of them. Avery's class spent some of their craft time this month making several musical instruments. Today they ended their "unit" by having a very informal show for parents. They sang and played their instruments to 2 songs...
homemade mics and everything! (avery and garrison)

here they are, displaying their instruments

(garrison, avery, maddox)

After their musical show, they performed little skits to the nursery rhymes. Avery was Humpty Dumpty. The pictures are a little blurry and I couldn't get a really good one...but you'll get the idea!

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall...

all the kings horses and all the kings men couldn't put humpty back together again.