•            Kindergarten Music
                    
                    Mrs. Alicia Simpson 
                Kindergarten Performing Arts (Music )Teacher
                               asimpson@hillsdaleschool
     
    Happy New Year 2020!
     
    I hope that everyone had a great break.  During December, I taught the children what Chanukah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, (Posada), and Kwanza were about. We sang some songs for these observances. I will be going over New Year and Auld Lang Syne.  
     
    Before break, we sang "Jingle Bells", which actually started out as a Thanksgiving song like "Over the River and Through the Woods".  I gave half of the children rhythm sticks (the horse's clip-clopping feet) and and the other half bells to play as we sang the song.  We switched instruments so each child got a chance to play both types of instruments. 
     
    We will be learing about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and  singing a song about him. "Freedom, Freedom, Let it Ring".  '
     
    'Freedom, freedom, let it ring.  
    Let it ring said Dr. King.
    Let us live in harmony.
    Peace and love for you and me.
    Freedom, freedom, let it ring.
    Let it ring said Dr. King.'
     
    Keep singing!
     
    Mrs. Alicia Simpson                                                     
    K Performing Arts (Music) Teacher
    (Smith/Meadowbrook)