In this lesson we will
- Learn “Welcome to School”
- Echo Instrument Name Rhythms
- Draw or color instrument pictures
- Learn a new song, “What Shall We Do When We All Go Out?”
- Sing Skinamarink, our goodbye song
- I can sing and move to music.
- I can echo rhythms.
- I can name some instruments.
1 Sing "Welcome to School"
Watch the video and sing the echoes.
2 Rhythm Warmup: Echo Instrument Name Rhythms
Copy what the teacher does in the video.
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.
6 Learn the song, "What Shall we Do?"
Watch the video to learn the song, "What Shall we Do?"
Watch again and sing along.
7 Move to the Drum
Make up movements to the music that the drum plays.
8 Sing our Goodbye Song "Skinamarink"
Skinamarink is the song we sing at the end of music class.
Watch the video and sing along!
9 Learn the actions to "Skinamarink"!
Watch the video and learn the actions.
Can you do all the actions?
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!
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