Light blogging this week. The beginning of April in Japan means the beginning of a new school year, so we are really busy finishing up our current term and getting ready for the new one.
In the meantime, check out a great new blog called songStreet from my colleague Troy. Troy is a teacher at Knock Knock English and the composer, arranger, and producer of Super Simple Songs and Super Simple Songs 2 (coming soon!). He comes at the topic of children's music and early childhood education with tremendous perspective, as both a classically trained musician and an educator with many years experience teaching young children in Canada, Japan, and Thailand.
His blog has a lot of great ideas and resources for teachers and parents alike. Download some of the transportation themed short musical bits he created for music and movement activities. I also recommend listening to a re-mix he put together of a couple of our very talented students, Chikara and Junya, kind of singing their ABCs. A lot of fun.
Anyways...tons of stuff there worth checking out. Enjoy!