In this lesson you will:

  • Sing “Welcome to Music”
  • Echo rhythms and melody patterns
  • Sing the song, “Wash Your Hands”
  • Learn the song, “Let Your Light Shine”
  • Read a story about how to be a good friend
  • Sing the song, “What Shall We Do?and draw a picture that illustrates it

Objectives

  • I can echo rhythms and melody patterns
  • I can sing and create movements to the music
  • I can make up new words for a song

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing "Welcome to Music"

Play the video and sing the echoes.

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2 Practice Rhythms with a Rhythm Warm-up

Watch the video and echo the teacher.

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

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3 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 home-made instruments with the song?

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4 Learn the song, "Let Your Light Shine"

Learn the song, "Let Your Light Shine"

The teacher will sing, then you will echo.

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5 Sing along with the song, "Let Your Light Shine"

Sing along with the song, "Let Your Light Shine"

Create movement to go with the chorus of the song with a flashlight, cell phone flashlight or a scarf.

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6 Story Book: How to be a Friend by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Click the link to listen to a story about how to be a good friend.

Song Used: What Shall We Do?

7 Review the song, "What Shall We Do?"

Review the song, "What Shall We Do?"

Can you think of other things you like to do with friends outside?

Try to make up a new verse for the song

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Song Used: What Shall We Do?

8 Draw a picture that shows what you want to do when you go out to play.

Draw and color a picture of what you like to do outside with your friends.

You can download and print the page from the supporting resources above,

OR

Save ink and paper and draw and print on plain paper.

9 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!