Monday, April 29, 2013

Learning Together: Beethoven Lives Upstairs & Zin! ZIn! Zin! A Violin!

 Earlier this month both kids spent some time learning about music, instruments, and sound.  Jack used Beethoven Lives Upstairs and Alice used Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin.  (There is a movie version of the Beethoven book and a Reading Rainbow episode of Zin! Zin! Zin!)  Jack used printables from Homeschool Share and I made some for Alice using the Type It In Lapbook Templates that are free for HSS Blog subscribers.

 Of course we used this!  Jack read through this one on his own.

 I found this one at our library.  It is not really great to just read, but it has a CD that goes along with it so you can hear the pieces they are talking about.

This is a funny book about how he changed apartments so frequently.

 We found some of Beethoven's music with words added!

 Lyrics were added to these songs, too, but they're funny ones.  Both of the kids loved this CD.

Jack did a bit of writing on Beethoven--more on this some day when I get caught up on things!

I had both of these books on our science shelf and we tried out several of the experiments.

 Alice really liked her straw flute!

The cartoon version of this book is one of the kids' favorites.

 The Story of the Orchestra is a great introduction to the instrument families.  There are selections on the CD that highlight each instrument.

 Alice made an I covered with instrument stickers!

 I picked up this music kit on clearance at Hobby Lobby and the kids enjoyed making some of their own instruments.

Alice also used this book.  It was fun to get to see a lot of these instruments in person when we went to the music festival last weekend!

Since then we've learned about weather and more, so I need to get a few more posts up soon!

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