In this lesson, we will:
- #1 “Time for Music” – learn our opening song
- do a rhythm warmup with vegetables
- color or draw what you’d like to do in music class
- #141 “Roly Poly” – say the poem
- “Wash Your Hands” – learn the song
- #150 “Twinkle Twinkly” – sing the song
- #10 “Skinnamarink” – sing our goodbye song and learn the movements
- I can sing and move to music.
- I can keep a beat.
1 Sing Our Opening Song "Time For Music"
This is our opening song for music class.
We will sing it before every Pre-K music class to welcome you!
The things we sing about in this song are some of the things we do in music class - things like clap our hands, pat our knees, make up a movement, play instruments, and, when we can, sing!
2 Watch the Kids Demo for "Time for Music"
Watch the kids demo video and sing along.
Try to do the actions, too!
3 Rhythm Warmup!
Watch the video and say the rhythms and clap right after the teacher.
You'll say the rhythms with the students on the recording.
4 All About Me!
Trace the words on the page.
Color the things you'd like to do in music class.
If you want to save paper, draw a picture of what you'd like to do in music class.
5 Listen to the poem "Roly Poly"
Listen to the poem "Roly Poly"
Play the video again, can you say some of the words?
What is your favourite part of the poem?
Up, down, fast,slow, loud or quiet?
6 Sing the "Wash Your Hands" Song!
Watch the video to learn the "Wash Your Hands" song.
Play the video again and sing along!
7 Sing "Twinkle Twinkle"
Watch and listen to the video.
Then watch and sing along with the video.
Have you sung this song before?
8 Sing our Goodbye Song "Skinamarink"
Skinamarink is the song we sing at the end of every music class.
Watch the video and sing along!
9 Learn the actions to "Skinamarink"!
Watch the video and learn the actions.
Can you do all the actions?
10 Review any of the songs you like or find new favourites!
Repetition is one of the ways that we learn something well.
Students improve singing on pitch, learn the lyrics and melody better with each repetition.
Students will develop their musicality if you sing, move, play more often!
Keep a list of the songs and activities that you like.
You can easily find any song by using the search engine on the website.
Assessment may not be required for your school or district.
Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments.
12 Music is literacy
Parents, Teachers and Administration:
Music education is important for children.
Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!
Online Resources for Elementary Music Teachers