Saturday, March 8, 2014
I'm planning on attending the Teach Them Diligently Convention later this month. Last year I went to the Great Homeschool Convention. It was my first homeschool convention ever and man was I overwhelmed! I went without a plan for the upcoming year. This year won't be the same!!
I've got a rough idea of what I'm looking for, along with a long list of things I want to flip through in person. I'm believing this year will go much smoother!! Yay convention!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
- Lesson Plan Book
- Teacher Aid Book
- Teacher Guide
- Student Book
- Goal Book
- And Audio MP3s are all helpful additions to the videos for each lesson
All the books (teacher, student, lesson plan) are in PDF form so you can easily print only pages you want. Each Level contains 10 weeks of content. Two lessons a week is what is recommended. However, you could combine the two lessons into one weekly lesson and have almost an hour of learning time. I would only recommend this with older students. Typically, a single lesson will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. However, since I was working with a two year old (smile) our lessons lasted about 10 minutes.
This program worked well with my little guy partly because there is so much action involved. The videos and songs keep them constantly moving! I tried to watch a new video each day we learned with KinderBach but my guy found his favorites and kept wanting to go back to those few.
The Teacher Aid Book is primarily to be used in a group setting, like a homeschool coop. It offers alternative activities and pages for groups so you don't have to print a Student Book for each child.
- Listening- ear training of pitch rhythm and dynamics
- Reading- visual recognition of pitch notes as well as reading while playing an instrument
- Rhythm- comprehension of the difference between rhythm and beat, recognition of rhythm notes and understanding beat value. Correct use and playing rhythm instruments, one of three instrument types in KinderBach
- Hand- also called technique, correct fingering and hand manipulation at the keyboard, another instrument type
- Singing- Vocalization of pitch and rhythm concepts. Voice is the third instrument used by KinderBach
- Performance- public demonstration of skill in each of the three instrument types