1st grade

Here is the Sea

Lyrics (Australian folk song) Here is the sea, the wavy sea,Here is a boat and here is me.Here are the fishes way down below,Wiggle their tails and away they go. See also Australian folk songs songs about fish songs with …

Number One Touch Your Tongue

Lyrics (Traditional chant) Number one, touch your tongue,Number Two, touch your shoe,Number Three, touch your knee,Number Four, touch the floor,Number Five, through the hive,Number Six, do the splits,Number Seven, up to heaven,Number Eight, over the gate,Number Nine, touch your spine,Number …

When I was a Shoemaker

Lyrics (Folk song) When I was a shoemaker,And a shoemaker was I,A this a way and a this a way,And a this a way went I. …baker… …doctor… …dentist… …teacher… …store clerk… …firefighter… See also songs about jobs Preschool community …

Pitch Matching Performance Assessment Rubrics

Rubrics (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) 1 2 3 – self-assessment See also songs for solo singing mi, so songs mi, so, la songs melody resources Rubric with 3 options Rubric with 4 …

Songs for Solo Singing

Here is a list of songs that have parts to encourage students to sing solos: Amen Amen BINGO Charlie Over the Ocean Columbus Sailed With Three Ships Den pernas kyra Maria Doggie Doggie Where’s Your Bone Down By the Bay …

Little Bird

Lyrics (Traditional chant) Once I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hopSo I cried, “Little bird, will you stop, stop, stop!”I was going to the window to say, “How do you do?”But he shook his little tail and away …

Quick as a Cricket

Lesson ideas I love this book! I like to read each page, and then the children act it out (they can add bubbles). Sometimes I play the piano while they move; I improvise different styles to fit the words. If …

Peter and the Wolf

Visuals / Worksheets / Assessments (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) 1 2 2 2 3 4 5 Recordings of instruments / character themes Narrated by Lina Prokofiev – Amazon  |  iTunes Narrated by Sir …

Beat vs. No Beat

Lesson ideas Play keyboard examples of songs with an obvious steady beat (i.e. march) and long, sustained tones for examples with “no beat.” Or… play recordings while students circle “beat” or “no beat.” For songs with an obvious steady beat, …

My Big Bass Drum

Lyrics (M. Edith Reynolds, 1914) Have you seen my big bass drum? Boom! boom! boom!A rub-a-dub-dub, A rub-a-dub-dub, Boom! boom! boom!As I go marching up the street, Wearing my uniform so neat,My drum and I are hard to beat! Boom! …

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