In this lesson we will

  • Learn “Welcome to School”
  • Echo Instrument Name Rhythms
  • Draw or color instrument pictures
  • Sing “Wash Your Hands”
  • Learn a new song, “What Shall We Do When We All Go Out?”
  • Move to the Drum
  • Sing Skinamarink, our goodbye song

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can echo rhythms.
  • I can name some instruments.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Sing "Welcome to School"

Watch the video and sing the echoes.

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2 Rhythm Warmup: Echo Instrument Name Rhythms

Copy what the teacher does in the video.

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3 Print and Color or Draw Pictures of Drums and Shakers

Print and color that picture of the drums and shakers.

Or fold a piece of paper in half, and then in half again and draw your own pictures of drums and shakers.

Cut the pictures out and make your own word rhythm patterns.

4 Find things at home to use for a drum and a shaker.

Find things at home to use for a drum and a shaker.

You could use a bucket or at big bowl for a drum.

You could fill small containers with macaroni for a shaker.

Play the word rhythm patterns that you have made on your instruments.

5 Review the song, "Wash Your Hands"

Review the song, "Wash Your Hands."

Play instruments along with the song.

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Song Used: What Shall We Do?

6 Learn the song, "What Shall we Do?"

Watch the video to learn the song, "What Shall we Do?"

Watch again and sing along.

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Song Used: Move to the Drum 2

7 Move to the Drum

Make up movements to the music that the drum plays.

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Song Used: Skinamarink

8 Sing our Goodbye Song "Skinamarink"

Skinamarink is the song we sing at the end of music class.

Watch the video and sing along!

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Song Used: Skinamarink

9 Learn the actions to "Skinamarink"!

Watch the video and learn the actions.

Can you do all the actions?

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10 Review any of the songs you like or find new favourites!

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.

11 Music is Literacy

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!