1 Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"
Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"
In this lesson you will do:
#79. “Button Factory” – steady beat, create movements
#76. “Who Has the Pencil”
– assess solo singing
#72 “Old Mother Brown”
#73. “Penguin Polka “
Story Book: Tacky the Penguin Paperback by Helen Lester (or substitute)
Listen to the first part of the chant.
Play the video again, and perform with the video.
Create movements. If you need ideas, watch the kids demo.
Listen to the video.
Play the video again, and sing along.
Adapt the Game for Zoom: Teacher chooses a guesser who closes eyes.
Then teacher choose someone to sing "I have the pencil"
The teacher sings the question, the soloist answers and the guesser guesses.
Choose guesser 2, and soloist to sing " I have the book". (Teacher sings question, soloist answers)
Choose guesser 3, and soloist to sing "I have the ruler". (Teacher sings question, soloist answers)
In-Person: Choose 1 guesser for all 3 items, or choose 3 guessers.
If allowed, sing. If not allowed, way the words instead.
When singing is allowed, this is a good activity for assessing pitch matching.
Adapt the singing game
Zoom: Choose one child to act out an animal or an action. Sing the song together. Give the children in the class 3 guesses to figure out what "it" was.
In-Person: Choose one child to act out an animal or an action. Listen to the song together. Give the children in the class 3 guesses to figure out what "it" was.
Optional: Your students may not be ready to try an ostinato with a song.
And this activity will only work for in-person classes!
If you want to try, create a 4 beat rhythm and decide how to perform it.
For example: ta ta ti-ti ta could be patted, or pat the 1st 2 beats and clap the next 2 (hard for K!)
Divide the class into 2 groups.
Have group 1 do the ostinato. Have them do it twice before bringing in group 2.
Group 2 will sing the song.
This storybook is by Helen Lester.
This is a wonderful storybook to create accompaniments for.
1. When the penguins march, sing: 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1
to this melody: do-so,-la,-ti, do-so,-la,-ti, do-so,-la,-ti, do
2. Sing the pretty penguins melody to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle."
3. Sing Tacky's melody to a modified version of "Drunken Sailor"
4. Sing the Hunters song to a modified version of "Goin' to Kentucky"
On the word, "Spash" make a big splash sound with voices or instruments.
On the "thump, thump,thump" play the thumps on a drum (or other)
VIDEO LINK COMING SOON