By Erin Hines

More Fun with Monster/Mouse!

Happy Math & Music Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I am so excited about this week’s blog and this week’s Math and Music Video/Activities. The video is one of my favorites, and these activities are also always TOP of the list in my classroom and with our girls. I love it because it brings PATTERNS to life! This fun video and activities encourages children to move to the pattern, create new patterns and so much more! You won’t want to miss it!

Fun Fact

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman

This is a good one. This quote reminds me why I am still truly SO GRATFUL that I get to use music when teaching. When I say music, I don’t just mean a topical connection… I love that we use the structure of music to help children experience and connect to mathematical thinking! It truly is why I LOVE what I get to do everyday! Music is the perfect tool to use to set up the learning. It’s so fun to watch my students and our girls then take what we are doing with our Math and Music activities and incorporate them into their play! That’s how we know they are really getting it!

Ok… Let’s get to the video of the week! Without further ado… This week’s Math and Music Video is “Monster/Mouse!”

This video is SO SO FUN! Plus, this video and these activities encourage children to experience, move and create PATTERNS… a SUPER important mathematical concept!

I thought it would be fun to take a look back at us doing the Monster/Mouse Video activities… Click here: (Monster/Mouse Blog) to see us in action. You can also get a look behind the scenes by clicking here: (Sneak Peek: Monster/Mouse).

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 extension activities planned! You won’t want to miss it! We even plan to go OUTSIDE and get our learning going! How can we not with all this beautiful fall weather!?

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!