JK/SK Music Overall M5

Overall Expectation M5: communicate their ideas through music

Specific Expectations

As children progress through the Full-Day Early Learning–Kindergarten program, they:

M5.1 communicate their ideas about something (e.g., a book, an experience, a painting) through sounds, rhythms, and music (e.g., create a song or a chant, create sound effects, use rhythms to enhance a song or poem)

Making Connections: Ways in Which Children Might Demonstrate Their Learning

“We made our sticks sound like thunder.”
“That storybook is like a song because ….”

While listening to a read-aloud poem, a child silently clasps his hands to the rhythm of the words.

A group of children create a chant to tell the rest of the class that it is time to tidy up.