1 Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"
Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"
In this lesson you will
Sing the echoes in #1 “Welcome to School”
Valentine Bobo – echo sing
Echo clap instrument rhythms.
Body Percussion Fun!
#93 “I Like Valentines”
Loud/Quiet interactive activity
#97 “Hey There Friend” – play singing game (modify as needed)
Review as time permits #84 “Page’s Train” #85 “Chew Chew” #88 “Willowbee” Review #88 “Willowbee”
Echo what Bobo sings.
Invite students to make up patterns and have the class echo.
Maybe students could try making their own "Bobo."
- listen to the song
- play the video again and sing along
- ask the students if some parts of the song were loud or quiet?
- Small valentines was quiet. Giant valentines made of chocolate were loud.
In the next activity, explore loud/quiet patterns.
- watch the kids demo of this singing game
- while watching think about ways to modify for Zoom or in-person
Adapt the game for your situation.
Zoom: Ask the children at home to find a stuffed animal to be their partner!
If they find 2 stuffies, they could even switch partners.
In-Person: The teacher chooses a student to be the "partner" for all in the class.
All students do the movements towards this person, but stay in their place.
(or have kids choose a distanced partner - but encourage them to be inclusive!)
You might invite kids to discuss what makes a good friend, and how they can be a good friend to others.
On Zoom - adapt the game by having children sing the song slow then fast and move like a slow or fast train.
In-person - make the tunnel with chairs so no touching.
- have students create a spaced out train, and move slow, then fast.
- if no singing is allowed, play the recording
This song is great for practicing fast or slow
Zoom - sing the song and create movements
in-person - create movements
Zoom - choose a leader, and have everyone copy the leader while you sing.
In-person - choose a leader. Play the recording and have everyone copy the leader's movements.