Have you recognized many of the rhymes and songs we have used in class this semester? That’s because the Sound Beginnings curriculum
primarily consists of American folk songs and chants, nostalgic songs, nursery rhymes, and well-known classical pieces.
Schedule reminder: we will not hold class on Thanksgiving week.
Also, lesson 15 (the last class of the semester) will be our special Instrument Day. If you have an instrument at home you'd
like to show/play, please feel free to bring it! We're going to explore as many different instruments as we can get our hands on!
optional home fun activity
***remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.
Lesson 12: Color the candy cane on page 22 in your workbook
more than play Nursery rhymes are much more than entertainment. They introduce idea of
storytelling, promote social skills and boost language development. They also lay the foundation for learning to read and spell. Our
use of them in class promotes listening to speech patterns and understanding rhyming words. It also provides the chance to interact
with peers and parents and is intended to help increase vocabulary and prepare for further literacy skills.