Back to School 1

In this lesson we will:

  • Sing “Goin’ On A Picnic”
  • Practice rhythms with body percussion
  • Learn “Wash Your Hands”
  • Learn “We’ll Stay Apart”
  • Complete a Music and Me Booklet
  • Sing the song,  “The Music Time is Over”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can echo 16th note rhythms.
  • I can echo sing mi-re-do solfa patterns.

Teaching Procedure

1 Let's sing "Goin' On A Picnic"

Watch the video and sing the echoes.

What would you like to bring on a picnic?

Make a list of the foods you would bring to a picnic and sing your new picnic foods in the song!

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2 Practice rhythms with Body Percussion.

Copy the teacher in the video.

Echo the rhythms using the body percussion that is shown.

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3 Learn the Healthy Habits song "Wash Your Hands"

Watch the video to learn the "Wash Your Hands" song.

Play the video again and sing along!

Can you create movements to go with this song?

When you wash your hands, sing this song twice to remember to wash your hands for 20 seconds.

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4 Learn the Healthy Habits song "We'll Stay Apart"

Watch the video to learn the "We'll Stay Apart" song.

Play the video again and sing along!

Can you create movements to go with this song?

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5 Complete the Music and Me Booklet

Print and complete the Music and Me booklet to show your teacher or someone in your family.

or

Make your own booklet and answer the same questions. Share the booklet with your teacher or family.

Song Used: The Music Time is Over

6 Learn the song "The Music Time is Over"

Watch the video and sing along!

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7 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.

You can easily find any song by using the search engine on the website.

8 Assessment

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

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

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!