Sam liked riding in the buggy but got even more excited when he discovered he could give Ms. Jeanne’s bear a ride all by himself! We all know what activity mom went home and put together later that day!
Even my Ryan, who is too old for Kindermusik now, was excited with the new shirts that I am handing out to all the kids this week! Maybe he should be, after all, he is the reason we have Kindermusik here in Oxford. When we moved here 7 years ago there was no one teaching closer than Memphis. I wanted the best for MY child and knew that Kindermusik was it.
Where are YOU going to show off your shirt this week?
If you are in this class and would like me to send you any of the photos from class just drop me a line. If you would like more information about joining any of our Our Time classes here in Oxford check out the Kindermusik with Jeanne website.
If you are in this class and would like me to send you any of the photos from class just drop me a line. If you would like more information about joining any of our Village classes here in Oxford check out the Kindermusik with Jeanne website.
A Fun Family Trip just up the road this weekend! Check out all the activities at the hummingbird festival website.
Each fall thousands of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds migrate from Canada through Mississippi to their winter home in Mexico and Central America . Like a river, these birds are on the move daily through the fields and woods of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center , Audubon Mississippi ‘s flagship educational facility near Holly Springs
Do you have a family that ALWAYS brings a delightful, creative item whenever the curricula asks for something ‘homemade’? I love seeing their ideas…..and then, of course, like any good teacher….I share them with other families!
Well, one of Kindermusik grandmothers is also a pre-school teacher. One day her grand-daughter brought me a set of 24 circles with colorful plastic streamers on each one. Though it wasn’t a Home Activity for Kindermusik, grandmother had made these rings for her own preschool. She chose to make extras and wanted to share them! What a wonderful gift to my studio! The children in Imagine That LOVED them! They requested them nearly every week. The Young Child students enjoyed them as well. The Streamer Rings have been a wonderful addition to our classes, so I hope you’ll enjoy them too!
For EACH ring you will need:
3/8 inch polycord rope – 12 inches per ring
small cable ties – 2 per ring
1-inch wide ribbon/plastic streamers – 36 inches per ring (use 8 or 9 colors)
Hint: polycord rope (plastic rope) and cable ties can be found in home/hardware stores.
Cut polycord rope into 12-inch pieces and warm ends over a small candle. This melts the ends so they don’t fray and also rounds them nicely.
Make a circle with each 12-inch piece and overlap it about 2 inches. Fasten the rope pieces into circles with 2 cable ties, spaced about 1 ¼ inches apart on the overlap.
Cut the ribbon/streamers into 36-inch pieces, one piece for each ring, of each color you are using.
Fold the streamer in half. Thread the cut ends of the streamer around the circle and through the folded end of the streamer. Pull snugly to tighten. It will loop over the rope circle and hang down. Do this for each color, in the same color pattern for each ring, wrapping the streamers to cover the overlapped part of each circle.
For storage, string all the rings on a bungee cord and hang them. They are easy to distribute and store this way.
They are a bit time-consuming, but worth every minute when you see the children’s faces light up as you bring them out! They are a wonderful way to encourage creative movement as we dance, show legato/staccato, and illustrate high/low or up/down. They are fun to use as paintbrushes, brooms, or pretend drawing with zigzag/curvy. They can also be a new way to extend a scarf activity another week.
From Greta Johnson, fellow KM educator – Norfolk, Nebraska