1 Sing the Echoes for “Welcome to Music”
Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music.”
In this lesson, you will:
Extras for American Thanksgiving:
Learn to sing and play #41 "Hello Game."
Adapt for Zoom: Ask the children to listen for their name in the song, then quickly unmute and sing another child's name.
In-person: Say the "hello's" instead of singing. Start by saying "hello" to a child. That child says "hello" to another child. Try to include everyone in the class while saying "Hello _____" on the beat. The teacher could play the melody on a barred instrument.
Sing and create new verses for song #42 "Down by the Bay."
Play the video and listen to the song. Play it again and sing the song.
Make new rhymes and try out the new verses.
There is a Big Class book template for this song.
If you need an easy sub plan, make enough copies of the template for all of your grade 1 classes.
Each child illustrates one page of the song. When all illustrations are complete, coil and assemble the book. There are 15 pages in the template. If you have more than 15 children in the grade 1 class, make 2 books. You can give one copy to the classroom teacher, and put a copy in the school library.
Making the Class Book is a good option for in-person classes. Listen to the song and have children illustrate their page.
Another good option for in-person classes is to copy the reproducible little books for the students. If you are in their classrooms, have the students cut out and assemble the book. Then, listen to the song and have the children sequence the song as they listen.
Sing and rock stuffed animals to #43 "Fais Do Do."
Find a doll or a stuffed animal to rock while you sing the song.
Ask the children if you should sing the song in a quiet or a loud voice?
Explain that this is a lullaby - a song to put babies to sleep, so you should sing it quietly.
Listen to Listening Kit 1 #31 "At the Cradle" and rock your stuffed animals.
Sing and play song #44 "Punchinello."
Zoom: Choose one child to be "Punchinello." Sing the song. (in-person listen to the recording)
Verse 1 - "Look who goes here" - all look at "Punchinello"
Verse 2 - "What can you do?" Punchinello thinks up and does a movement.
Verse 3 - "We can do it too..." The rest of the class copies the movement.
If you need some ideas, watch the kids demo video.
Thanksgiving option #25 "Five Fat Turkeys."
Play the game or create accompaniment with rhythm instruments.
Adapt for Zoom: Choose one child to be the cook. The cook hides his eyes. The teacher chooses 5 kids and pretends to give them feathers. Sing the song. The cook tries to guess which children are the turkeys. Play again with a new cook. Keep track of which cook gets the most right. That cook is the winner.
Adapt for in-person: Choose one child to be the cook. The cook hides his eyes. The teacher chooses 5 kids and pretends to give them feathers. Listen to the song. The cook tries to guess which children are the turkeys. Play again with a new cook. Keep track of which cook gets the most right. That cook is the winner.