1 Sing the Echoes to #1 "Welcome to Music"
Sing the echoes to #1 "Welcome to Music".
In this lesson you will
Play a line, then pause the video and repeat the words.
Continue until you can sing or say all the words of the song.
Try doing the movements while you sing!
Learn song #36 "Bluebells" from the note highlights video.
Play the video, pause at the end of each measure or each line and sing or say back.
In-person learning: 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 video of the skipping game is available in Online Learning; select "General", then "Skipping Songs".
Online or in-person learning: 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 manipulatives from Supporting Resources above.
If not, fold 2 pieces of paper 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 Kids Demo video of students playing a song sort of #20 "Icka Backa"*.
This is the way that this group decided to perform. You might think of different ways!
Adapt this activity for online or in-person classes.
Online learning: Students will have to choose just one (maybe two) instruments so they can play all parts by themselves.
In-person learning: Students may have to work alone to maintain physical 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 the quarter note, and a different instrument the 8th notes.
You can decide how you want to perform!
Play instruments with #28 "Sing for Peace" .
If you don't have the instruments that are asked for, substitute.
Play instruments with the song #28 "Sing for Peace" audio track.
Adapt for online learning: Invite one student 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 learning: Go outside and play the chase game as a race game. Some teachers have been allowed to use a pool noodle to "tag" students with. If you have enough noodles so students do not have to share, you could try the game as a chase game.