Friday, August 21, 2009

Anyone need a piano?

I just got a call regarding a good Baldwin console piano that is for sale for $850. If you are interested, call Sandy Brogan at 571-214-2480 (cell phone).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Adventures in Music Listening - Sweden

Goddag, Good Day! We traveled to Sweden this week. We found Sweden at the top of the globe at the same height as Canada. We saw pictures of the Riksdagshuset (house of Parliament) where the Nobel Peace Prizes are awarded. We also saw a lighthouse that reminded us of ours in Chautauqua County. After talking about the clothing for ceremonies in Sweden and in the US, we saw a picture of a Nyckelharpa and heard what it sounded like. Then we danced the Hambo to a song from the CD, Hambo in the Barn.
We discussed animals of Sweden like the Elk or reindeer, the Mediterranean Gull, and then colored a picture of the dala hast (horse), while I read the Swedish folk tale, Peder and the Water Sprite. After a game of Tic Tac Toe, which originated in Sweden, the children left with a snack of Swedish Fish.It was a fun day of learning with the children and moms. I'm hoping they had as much fun as I did.

Adventures in Music Listening - Australia

G'day Mate!

That was our password upon entering the class. It was fun to hear the children's voices speak it with joy.

After finding Australia on the globe, we learned about some animals and sang Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport while watching a YouTube video of the song at sung by Rolf Harris. We then looked at some of the Aborginal art at
It was interesting to hear and see the didgeridoo at

We then danced the pieman to Waltzing Matilda, Australia's unofficial national anthem. We talked about some slang terms used in the song like swagman and billy and tucker bag.

After a game of Ostrich Tag,

they colored a kookaburra while they listened to the song and the bird laugh at

They ate a snack of chocolate covered carmel (milk duds) which are popular in Australia and as they left they took a boomerang home.

It was a fun morning at Lakewood Memorial Library.