1 Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"
Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"
In this lesson you will do:
#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
Which Way Do the Notes Go?
Color Snowman Joe, and point to parts of the snowman as you sing
Optional: #71 “Bogannin’ Hill”
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!"
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!
Learn about the selection
Learn about a sewing machine and how the music is made to sound like a sewing machine
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.
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.
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!