July is a wrap. Here’s what I did this month.
Week 1: We played Connect Four to practice note reading.
- I gave most of them a choice between regular Connect Four, Gravity Connect Four, and the Reversi twist. Almost all of them chose regular Connect Four. All three versions are explained here.
Week 2: We played Phase Six to practice building and clapping rhythms.
- I am continually amazed by how some kids pick this up immediately and others really struggle.
Week 3: We improvised melodies based on different emotions by making music to go along with a picture book.
- This one was a hit with everyone. Even my most successful ideas don’t always meet with such universal enthusiasm.
Week 4: We practiced intervals by playing the Colorful Intervals Game.
- Most of the kids loved this, especially the young ones and the girls. The older boys didn’t mind, though they weren’t as thrilled as the others.