1 Do body percussion with "Welcome to School"
Do body percussion with "Welcome to School".
In this lesson you will
Review the song
Adapt the game.
Zoom: sing and point to the students in the class. The last one gets to be the bee, and buzz with arms. The rest of the class copies what that last student does.
In-Person: sing (if allowed) and point to the students in the class. The last one gets to be the bee, and buzz with arms. The rest of the class copies what that last student does. If not allowed to sing, play the recording.
Optional: If a printer is available, have students create their own bug compositions.
Students will cut out the bugs and create a pattern.
Use the creative process in this activity.
Have students try out their pattern.
- Do they like it? - If they do, glue it in the boxes.
Have students choose instruments or body percussion to play it.
- Do they like it? - If not, refine it
Sing the song "Burnie Bee" as the A section. Use student compositions as B, C, D sections.
You can accompany "Burnie Bee" on Orff instruments. Play a simple bordun on D-A.
Listen to the song, and move as the words suggest.
Create new ways for the leprechaun to move!
This game is a no-touch game and can be done in-person
Adapt for zoom: Teacher sings the last line, "Only if you're wearing _____" and whatever color she calls those students stand up. Continue until all are standing.
Adapt for in person: If possible, go outside or to the gym where you can space out in a line, all on one side of the gym. Sing or say the song. Teacher sings the last line, "Only if you're wearing _____" and whatever color she calls those students run across to the other side of the gym.
Listen to #115 "Nanny Goats".
Create movements as you listen.
Say the chorus each time it occurs "Who's That trip trappin' over my bridge".
A pdf of the story is given in supporting resources.
Read the story to the students.
Each time the troll asks who's trip-trapping over his bridge, say that part of the rap.
You could also use the Mr. Troll song each time a goat wants to cross the bridge.
Dramatize the story!