Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Doorbell Rang: Literacy, Math, and Vocal Matching

I love using the book, "The Doorbell Rang" with my Kindergarteners. I read it to them, and talk about the math, but most importantly, we sing the doorbell sound together. I use resonator bells, but you could use a piano, a glockenspiel, or even your voice.

First we read it and sing the doorbell sound. Then I have students do solos. I then have each student play the bells. After we have explored it for a few times and they have all sung the doorbell sound as a solo multiple times, I bring in some small cookies. They love it. 

In first grade, maybe we could read it again and do it on sol mi when we get to that. 

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