Hi folks, I'm so excited to share with you that I won my first blog give-away prize, given by Julie at Primary Pointe. You can find the original post here. It is the CD called Shake, Rattle & Read by one of my favorite children's music artists, Jack Hartmann. I also won a large alphabet chart to go with it!
Many musical styles are represented on this playful album, from rock 'n' roll to blues and even disco! In the coming weeks, I'm planning to use this album with my preschool music class of 4s and 5s. I would highly recommend the Shake, Rattle & Read album to any preschool, kindergarten or even first grade teacher. It is chock full of emergent or pre-reading activities set to music. My favorite is "special soup", where the class is invited to concoct an imaginary soup where all of the ingredients have the same beginning sound, and then to revel in the yucky combination. ;)
Learning really rocks at Jack Hartmann's website, and I know you'll want to check it out at www.jackhartmann.com His label, Hop To It music produces a variety of other educational resources including math, character education and holiday themed albums. You can even purchase MP3 downloads of his songs.
Here's a video of his song, "Popcorn Words."
I want to send a special thank you out to Jack Hartmann for offering this CD / Poster give-away prize, and another special thanks to Julie for hosting the give-away, and selecting me as the oh-so-lucky winner!