Middle School Back to School 1

In this lesson we will:

  • Warm up with Body Percussion
  • Create clap patterns to “Loo La”
  • Learn a new Healthy Habits song, “Wash Your Hands”
  • Learn another Healthy Habits song, “We’ll Stay Apart”
  • Complete a SINGO game card so your teacher can get to know you.

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can echo body percussion patterns.
  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can sing a round.

Teaching Procedure

1 Warm up with Body Percussion

Can you echo the body percussion patterns?

Can you create new body percussion patterns using 16th notes?

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2 Learn "Loo La"

Listen to "Loo La".

While you're listening, think of ways that you could move to the song.

Play the video again and sing along.

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3 Watch the Kids Demo of "Loo La"

Watch the Kids Demo of "Loo La."

Make up your own ways to add interest to the song using clapping or body percussion.

Practice your new patterns and perform them for your teacher or family!

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4 Learn the Healthy Habits song, "Wash Your Hands"

You might know this tune.

This simple song is to encourage us to wash our hands long enough to kill all kinds of germs.

Sing this song in your head two times every time you wash your hands so that you wash your hands for a full 20 seconds.

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

This song is a round. There are two parts.

Can you learn both parts?

Watch the video and learn the two parts to this song.

Can you create movements to go with the song?

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6 Let's play SING-O!

Playing SING-O is fun!

Stamp or color in a box for every activity you complete.

How many squares can you fill in? You get the middle one for free!

You win when you get a line of 5 in a row.

*Extra Challenge* Fill in ALL your squares!!

7 Assessment

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

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

8 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!