In this lesson, you will:
Starting dates for school districts can vary from the 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.
Can you echo the body percussion patterns in the video?
Echo the body percussion patterns when it's your turn.
Decide on body percussion to play on this animated play along.
Clap the eighth notes and pat the quarter notes.
Clap line 1 and pat line 2.
Try it. Do you like it? How many different ways can you think of to play this?
Talk to the students about how they should enter/leave, sit, and what happens in the event of fire drill or lockdown.
Read the lyrics for the song "It's All Right"
This will open in a new tab - keep the tap open if you want to see the lyrics while you listen to the song.
Ask your students if they've seen the Disney movie "Soul."
Listen to the song, and ask the students to try to remember as much of the lyrics and melody as they can.
Learn the choreography for "It's All Right"
Teach "Loo La." by rote, or use the audio - play a phrase, pause and have students echo.
Play the audio again and sing along.
Watch the kids demo of "Loo La." The patterns are as follows:
Hands on own knees, hands on person to left, hands on own knees, hands on person to right
Hands on own knees, hands crossed on own knees, hands uncrossed on own knees Left hand on knee of person to the left, right hand on the knee of the person on the right
Hands on own knees, hands crossed on own knees, hands uncrossed on own knees, palms touch
Pat knees, clap own hands, pat knees, hands cross on knees Pat knees, clap own hands, pat knees, clap palms with neighbor
Tap floor, clap, tap floor, clap, tap foor, clap, snap left, snap right
Pattern 6 - The big challenge - the Ear Grab!
1. Pat knees 2. Turn head to the left, right hand grabs your chin, left hand grabs your ear 3. Pat knees 4. Turn head to the right, left hand grabs your chin, right hand grabs your ear.
Make up your own patterns!
Print and complete the "Music and Me" booklet to show your teacher or someone in your family.
Make your own booklet and answer the same questions. Share the booklet with your teacher or family.
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!
Teachers can download a poster of this slide in Lesson Planning - Advocacy