1 Sing the Echoes to "Welcome to Music"
Sing the echoes to "Welcome to Music".
In this lesson, you will
Play a line, then pause the video and repeat the words.
Continue, until you can sing/say all the words of the song.
Try doing the movements while you sing!
Learn song #36 "Bluebells" from the note highlight video.
Play the video and pause at the end of each measure or each line, and sing/say back.
in-person - have students show with arm motions how the notes go higher and lower.
Have them do the solfa using hand-signs.
This is a skipping rhyme. A kids demo of the skipping game is available in Online Learning-General-Skipping songs.
Zoom or in-person: Play this as a guessing game. Brainstorm a list of things that could be bought at a store. e.g. bread, potatoes, ketchup, whipping cream. The teacher or one of the students claps the rhythm of one of the objects and the class has to guess which one was clapped
Use the manipulatives given (or create your own) to sort the song rhythm.
If you are able to print, print the song sort from supporting resources above.
If not, fold 2 pieces of papers in 1/2, 1/2 again, and 1/2 again to make 8 squares.
Then copy the rhythms of the song onto your squares.
Cut out the squares and mix them up.
Then sort the notes to re-create the song rhythm.
Choose 2 instruments, and decide how you want to play your song sort.
Watch the demo video of the students playing a song sort of "Icka Backa*".
This is the way that this group decided to perform. You might think of different ways!
Adapt this activity for virtual or in-person classes:
Zoom: Students will have to choose just one (maybe 2) instruments so they can play all parts by themselves.
In-person: Students may have to work alone to maintain social distancing, or work with just one partner.
Here's another way to perform a song sort.
This group performed the song sort assigning one instrument quarter note (ta) and a different instrument the 8th notes . (ti-ti)
You can decide how you want to perform!
Play instruments with "Sing for Peace" .
If you don't have the instruments that are asked for, substitute.
Play instruments with "Sing for Peace" - audio track.
Adapt for Zoom: invite one child to run back and forth in front of their device camera while you sing the song. The rest of the class counts how many times they saw the "turkey."
Adapt for in-person: Go outside and play the chase game as a race game. Some teachers have been allowed to use a pool noodle to "tag" kids with. If you have enough noodles so students do not have to share, you could try the game as a chase game.