In this lesson you will
Starting dates for school districts can vary from end of July to after Labor Day! The Musicplay song sequence will begin in September week 1. This August Back to School Lesson Module 1 (and all the August modules) are given for teachers who start earlier. Start in whatever week your school district begins. While some activities may repeat in the August lessons, extensions will be given in weeks 2-3-4 so that there is new concepts and learning for schools that start very early.
Echo what Bobo sings
Listen to the song.
Play the video again and sing along!
1. Say "Welcome" to each student in your class and have the rest of class echo the same way you said it.
2. Use a high voice for one student, and a low voice for the next. The students who echo will experience high/low. Try loud/quiet, fast/slow, and singing using a variety of tone sets.
3. Keep a beat while you say the welcome. The first time, clap or pat the beat. In future weeks, play the beat on an instrument.
4. Discuss with the students the instrument that you used. For example if you use rhythm sticks, as the students questions such as:
• What are these called?
• What are they made of?
• How can I make sound on them? Try out different ways - tapping, clicking, drumming, scraping
• Classify the instrument as a wood, metal, shake/scrape or drum
In this way the students will learn about many of the classroom instruments!
Pause the video and sing the welcome song each time you hear the words, "All are welcome here."
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All Are Welcomeby Alexandra Penfold (Author), Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator)
Talk to the students about how they should enter/leave, sit, and what happens in the event of fire drill or lockdown.
Teach the words to the finger play, "Johnny Whoops"
To learn the movements, view the kids demo that follows.
Watch the teacher to learn how to do the finger play "Whoops Johnny."
After the finger play is learned, invite each student to tell you if they want to have their name said fast or slow.
Substitute student names for "Johnny."
Read and echo the words to the song "I've Got the Beat"
Teacher: reads a line Students: Echo
Try 2 lines - then 4
Sing and make up movements to the song "I've Got the Beat."
Do movements with JJ to the song "I've got the Beat"
Watch the video, say the vegetable rhythms, and clap right after the teacher.
You will say the rhythms with the students on the recording.
Watch the video.
Watch the video again and sing along!
Can you create movements to go with the music?
Print and fill out the "All About Me" Worksheet.
Save paper and ink and use your own paper and drawings to make your own "All About Me" sheet.
Watch and listen to the video.
Then watch and sing along with the video.
Have you sung this song before?
• walk to the eighth notes and stretch to the quarter notes. Experiencing short and long notes through movement will help them understand the concept of short and long sounds when you label it.
• Play the words of the songs on instruments. Play the eighth notes on sticks and the quarter notes on a triangle or finger cymbal.
Teacher note - with very young students, I sometimes have them play a finger cymbal with a mallet instead of ringing one cymbal against the other. This activity will have students experience short and long sounds.
"Skinnamarink" is the song we sing at the end of music class.
Watch the video and sing along!
Watch the video and learn the actions.
Can you do all the actions?
Review any of the songs you like or find new favourites!
Repetition is one of the ways that we learn something well.
Students improve singing on pitch, learn the lyrics and melody better with each repetition.
Students will develop their musicality if you sing, move, play more often!
Keep a list of the songs and activities that you like.
Assessment may not be required for your school or district.
Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments
Parents, Teachers and Administration:
Music education is important for children.
Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!