1st grade

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 / Prokofiev

Visuals / Worksheets / Assessments (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) Prokofiev Facts Russian composer, conductor and pianist one of the major composers of the 20th century born in part of the Russian Empire, ...

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! ...

1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive

Lyrics (Folk song) One, two, three, four, five,Once I caught a fish alive,Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,Then I let it go again. Why did you let it go?Because it bit my finger so.Which finger did it bite?This little finger on ...

Little Cabin in the Wood

Lyrics (Folk song) Little cabin in the wood,Little old man by the window stood,Saw a rabbit hopping by,Knocking at the door.“Help me! Help me sir!” he said,Or the farmer will bop my head!”“Come little rabbit, come in side,Safely we’ll abide.” ...

Here Sits a Monkey

Lyrics (American folk song) Oh here sits a monkey in the chair chair chairHe lost all the true friends she had last yearSo rise upon your feet and greet the first you meet,the happiest one I know. 2. Here cries a ...

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

This is a fun folk tale to teach high, middle and low sounds, recommended for PreK-2nd grade. Books See also Subject: goats Melody: high & low or purchase here (printables only) 3 versions of the story: teacher narration, limited student ...

Hickety Pickety Bumblebee

Lyrics (Folk song) Hickety pickety bumblebee,Can you sing your name for me?(Student) My name is “—-”(Class echo) Your name is “—-” This song is also sometimes called, “Hickety Tickety Bumblebee.” See also Subject: hello Dynamics loud & soft Form: call ...

Monkey See

Lyrics (Folk song) 1. The monkey claps claps claps his hands (repeat)Monkey see and monkey do.The monkey does the same as you. 2. Oh, we can clap, clap, clap our hands…We can see and we can do.Oh we can clap ...
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