1 Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to School"
Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to School".
In this lesson you will
Review as time permits
Listen to the song.
Play the video again and sing along.
Ask 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 and quiet patterns.
Watch the Kids Demo video of this singing game.
While watching, think about ways to modify for Zoom or in-person instruction.
Adapt the game for your situation.
Zoom: Ask students 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 students choose a distanced partner - but encourage them to be inclusive!)
You might invite students to discuss what makes a good friend, and how they can be a good friend to others.
On Zoom: adapt the game by having students sing the song slow, then fast, and move like a slow or fast train.
In-person: make the tunnel with chairs so there is 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.