Kindergarten Music Makers

Kindergarten students began their journey to musical literacy by exploring the xylophones in the music room. With a partner, the students experimented with how to make different sounds with their mallets, and many of them noticed that the bars of the instrument were labeled with letters from A to G.  This lead to a discussion about how the musical alphabet only has seven letters, then repeats.   

The students were then given the challenge to find the letter "D" on their xylophone and to play it on the steady beat while singing "Jack O Lantern."  Many of the Kindergarteners remarked on how tricky to was to play and sing at the same time, but all agreed that it was fun to be in charge of their own music making!