1 Play along with #1 "Welcome to School"
Play sticks with the welcome song.
Click and drum with the sticks.
In this lesson you will
Review as time permits
Listen to the drum in the movie. Follow what the drum does with your feet.
Listen carefully for how the drum changes!
Invite students to take turns playing the drum and have the class move the way the student plays.
#120 "Tingalayo" is a calypso song that comes from the Caribbean.
It was sung in Trinidad and other countries near there.
Play along with the song with shakers and sticks.
In the chorus, play shakers.
In the verses, play sticks.
Discuss what kinds of things the donkey did in the song.
Ask the students if a real donkey could do those things?
Optional: Print and complete the worksheet and think of other things the donkey could do.
Try out some of the children's ideas as new verses in the song.
If no printer is available, draw a picture of another movement, action, or activity the donkey could do on paper.
Choose 4 leaders.
Each leader will create movement to the beat. The class will copy.
This is great for reinforcing beat and fast and slow.
Sing and play the game.
If singing is not allowed, say the words.
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 children 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 children run across to the other side of the gym.
Review #155 "Nanny Goats"
Create movements as you listen.
Say the chorus each time it occurs "Who's That trip trappin' over my bridge".