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Old 05-23-2013, 06:04 AM
 
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I would definetly recommend John Feierabend's First Steps in Music. This is the "meat and potatoes" of my kindergarten music curriculum. It comes with CD's so if you don't read music notation, you can learn many of the songs from the CD (by fabulous musician Jill Trinka). If your budget it limited, you can also just order one instrument and pass it around a circle, have each child play to a steady beat to a nursery rhyme (great way to teach those). I would get a triangle, different sizes of hand drums, sandpaper blocks, wood blocks. I would also look into purchasing scarves for movement activities ( I use slow versus fast classical music for this, or loud versus soft music, or even high and low). John Feierabend also has published picture books where you sing the lyrics of a song and have a page for each. Wonderful stuff. I would also look into his "Book of Beat Motions" and "Book of Circle Games". I use them all the time, even after 7 years of teaching K-5 music.
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