In this lesson we will:

  • Sing “Welcome to Music”
  • Do a Rhythm Warm-up
  • Draw or Color instrument pictures
  • Review “Wash Your Hands”
  • Review “She’ll Be Comin’ Round The Mountain”
  • Learn “What Shall We Do?”
  • Learn “Move to the Drum”
  • Sing “The Music Time is Over”

Objectives

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

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Let's Sing "Welcome to Music"!

Watch the video and sing the echoes.

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2 Practice Rhythms with a Rhythm Warm-up

Watch the video and say the Instrument Rhythms and clap right after the teacher.

You'll say the rhythms with the kids on the recording.

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3 Draw or Color Instrument Pictures!

Print and colour the Instrument pictures.

The drum and the shaker were played in the rhythm video.

Or save ink and paper and draw and color your own!

4 Find something in your house to use as a drum or a shaker

Find something in your house to use as a drum or a shaker.

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

You could fill a small container with macaroni to make a shaker.

Use your instruments to echo the rhythms or to play along with the songs.

5 Review "Wash Your Hands"

Play the video again and sing along!

When you wash your hands, sing the song twice to make sure you wash for 20 seconds!

Can you create actions to go with the music?

Can you play your instruments with the song?

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Song Used: She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain

6 Review "She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain"

Listen to the song, "She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain"

After hearing verse one, can you sing along with it?

Can you make up actions to go with the song?

Play your instruments along with the song.

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7 Make a reproducible book or Illustrate the song "She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain"

Print our and color the Reproducible Book for "She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain"
Play the video and read your book along with the song.

or save ink and paper and do the alternate activity - draw and color a picture that shows your favorite part of the song.

Song Used: What Shall We Do?

8 Learn "What Shall We Do?"

Listen to the video to hear the song.

Play the video again and sing along!

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Song Used: Move to the Drum 2

9 Listen and move to "Move to the Drum 2"

Play the video and listen.

Can you make up movements to the music?

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10 Sing "The Music Time is Over"

Watch the video and sing the echoes.

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11 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 so you can sing them often.

12 Assessment

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments

13 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!