Craft-ivities for Saint Gregory the Great
Gregorian chant is named after the one and only Saint Gregory the Great so we did some musical activities this week.
We talked about high and low sounds and chanted together playing musical follow the leader. When I stretched up tall and walked on tip-toes, we would sing high notes. When I duck walked along the floor, we would sing low notes, and everything in between. Curly LOVED this since it involved goofiness and loud, obnoxious noise. When she was the leader, she shrieked most of the time--which I know Scott LOVED to hear from the next room.
I also had Curly write a chant. I drew four lines on a sheet of paper and showed her how the low notes and high notes can be written at different places on the staff (low at the bottom, high at the top...). She drew some squares and chose lyrics for her song. As you can see from the picture, we were snacking on popcorn (YUM) so her song went a little like this. "I like popcorn, I want to eat some candy, it's so good."
Finally, we made a Pope hat (mitre). I cut out two hat pieces, taped the sides together, and let Curly decorate.
In other news...I don't know if anyone noticed the misspelling in the August 21st bulletin....sorry! The worst thing about it is that my mom told me it was there, but I had the same error more than once and only changed the first. But, in an effort to challenge everyone--add a comment if you can find the error...the first person to find the mistake gets a prize of.....pride! Yay! Good luck.