In this lesson you will
- #68 “The Sewing Machine” – keep beat, play along, learn about selection
- #69 “Ha Ha This-A-Way” – move
- #70 “Snowman Joe” – sing, show body scale
- Up, Down, Same activity
- do the activity Which Way Do the Notes Go?
- color Snowman Joe, and point to parts of the snowman as you sing
Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”
- I can sing and move to music.
- I can keep a steady beat with movement and instruments.
- I can move/point to show high and low sounds.
1 Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to School"
Sing the echoes in #1"Welcome to School".
2 Keep the beat with #68 “The Sewing Machine”
Keep the beat with #68 “The Sewing Machine”.
Play the video again and take turns being the leader making up new movements for the class to copy.
We can call this game "Copycat!"
3 Keep the beat with #68 “The Sewing Machine” using sticks
Keep the beat with #68 “The Sewing Machine” using sticks.
If you are at home use 2 spoons, or 2 wooden spoons, or dowels if you have them!
4 Learn about the selection
Learn about the selection.
Learn about a sewing machine and how the music is made to sound like a sewing machine.
5 Watch the kids play the singing game #69 "Ha Ha This-a-Way"
Watch the video.
Think about how you might play the game if you're at home or in a classroom where you can't touch.
Zoom or in-person: Everyone mirrors the teacher's actions. Do the movements in place that the song suggests.
6 Sing and move to the song #69 "Ha Ha This-a-way"
Adapt the game as suggested for Zoom or in-person instruction.
7 Listen to and sing #70 “Snowman Joe”
Listen to and sing #70 “Snowman Joe”
8 Move to show how Snowman Joe goes higher and lower
Move to show how Snowman Joe goes higher and lower.
The body scale that is used is, from low to high: toes/floor, ankles, knees, thighs, tummy, shoulders, head, reach.
There is an option to slow the video (gearwheel). It will be easier for students if you slow the video or if you sing it a cappella.
9 Play the Up, Down, Same activity
Play the Up, Down, Same activity.
10 Play "Which Way Do the Notes Go?"
Play the "Which Way do the Notes Go?" interactive.
11 Color Snowman Joe
Color each level of Snowman Joe a different color.
Point to the parts of the snowman as you sing the song.
Then do the body scale on YOU as you sing!
12 Optional: Sing #71 “Bogannin’ Hill”
Optional: Sing #71 “Bogannin’ Hill”.
13 Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”
Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”.
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