By Erin Hines

Fall Kickoff!

Happy Math & Music Monday!

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend. We did. Our full weekend started with a date night Friday night (say hooray for date nights) and continued with some volunteer work on Saturday morning. Then to tell you the truth, we crashed and had a much needed family night at home. Sometimes you just need a night with nothing but family time.

I am so excited about this week’s blog. This week is all about this fall and ALL the exciting things we have planned. I gave you a little sneak peek last week… but we spent Sunday prepping for this week FULL of fun Math and Music activities. I hope these activities will encourage and inspire you and your child/children. So let’s get this party started!  

Fun Fact

“This is the beginning of anything you want it to be!” – mathandmusicmommy

I like new beginnings. I like fresh starts. I like that each and every day we get the chance to be better than yesterday. I find this super encouraging. I look at fall as the perfect time to try new activities with our girls. They are getting older, but it’s ALWAYS good to make sure that we have the basics solid. With this as our goal…let’s take a look at this week’s activities.

Our plan this fall is to do a different Math and Music video each week. With that as the learning concept guide, we will then expand the learning from there. This week’s video is a fun one. It’s perfect to use when you need to get the wiggles out. This is also a perfect one to start with because it’s FREE on our website. So, even if you aren’t an Ally Dog Depot subscriber, you can still join the fun!

This week’s video is: The “All Aboard Song!”

We started by watching the “All Aboard Song” video. I also downloaded the activity sheet to have it ready.   I found our girls wanted to first watch the video one time through and then get up and move with it the second time.

Remember, it’s so important to get up and move to the different videos. This video is so good because it reinforces patterns! Isn’t that so cool!?! We snuck them in there. Lol The chorus is a pattern… but the kids just think it’s fun!

I will be posting all week our different activities (even some videos) of the girls doing the different activities and extension activities on our social media pages… so be sure you’re following along. (links below if you need them)

Back to the girls. Then it was time for some coloring. This activity page is just coloring and getting to know Connor the Conductor and Ally Dog… but all of the other videos have at least two different extension activities. While we colored, we talked about Connor and Ally Dog. Oh, the stories these girls come up with, lol.

Also, after the girls where done coloring, I had them turn their papers over and make a pattern for me. They wanted their pattern to match what we had just done in the song… but if that’s too tricky for your little ones, make a simpler one. The song’s pattern (chorus part only) is: ABAC – ABAC – ABAC. Really, any pattern is a good pattern. If our girls were younger, I would start them with an ABAB pattern. We would even make up some silly movements for A and then something different for B.

Sister K with her pattern!
Sister P wants to know... what color comes next?

This was it for our first Math and Music Monday of the fall. We’ll be doing more fun things as the week goes on to extend the learning concept: Patterns. So be sure to follow along.

Some exciting topics to watch for on our Facebook and Instagram pages this week:

Monday:

“Math and Music Monday”

“Mom Motivation Monday”   

“Movement Monday”

Tuesday:

“Tell A Joke Tuesday”

“Talk About it Tuesday”

Wednesday:

“What we did Wednesday”

“Projects with Pay (Sister P) on Wednesday”

Thursday:

“Think about it Thursday”

“Thirsty Thursday”

Friday:

“Fun Friday”

“Friday Favorites”

Saturday:

“Cooking with K on Saturday”

“Family Home Projects”

Sunday:

“Family Selfie Sunday”

“Set for the Week Sunday”

Again… Don’t worry, the fun doesn’t stop here… Be sure to follow us this week on our Facebook Page and Instagram! We have some fun activities planned!

Thanks for stopping by!

We hope you all have a wonderful Math and Music Monday or even a wonderful Math and Music WEEK!

Don’t forget to check out our Math and Music Videos to keep the learning going this week! As always, we would love to hear from you on how things are going! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @mathandmusicmommy and Facebook: Ally Dog Depot. Oh, and if you like what you see, please share with a friend!

Have a GREAT Math and Music Monday!