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We pretend to turn on our bubbles around our bodies by snapping above our heads. If they do, their bubble pops, and they are out. In the younger grades, I often do bubbles the last few minutes of the lessons.
Here are some songs we use with bubbles. I play the keyboard at different tempi while students put the beat in their feet. When I play something without a beat, they must move around the room with fluid movements.
Students march when they hear loud and stand still and bounce when they hear soft. For Kindergarten long and short sounds, students make long and short steps to the music.
Students can walk in bubbles to demonstrate FORM. Or sometimes I hand each student a card with A on one side and B on the other. They hold up which section is playing while they walk to the music.
Try this book with the younger ones. It uses lots of descriptive words to describe animals. I start by reading it with students listening and looking at the pictures. Then I read one page at a time while students are scattered around the room in bubbles. After each page, I play something on the keyboard that reflects the mood while students move expressively.
I highly recommend bubbles! In addition to being a great way to experience music kinesthetically, the kids love it!Title – Musical Plates By – Debbie Haren Subject – Music Grade Level – PreK-1 Use a cassette or cd with active children’s music on it.
Have children take two paper plates and tape or glue together. Generally speaking, a lesson plan has four specific parts. These can be repeated throughout the lesson, but it's important to follow the outline.
This week I’m especially excited to publish my Christmas lesson plan, it is such a highlight of the year, and is packed with so many fun activities that there’s plenty to keep little ones occupied and making music right through the Christmas season. Teacher-created and classroom-tested lesson plans using primary sources from the Library of Congress.
Our phonics lesson plans for kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades are based on the belief that all students learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process.
Through music and rhythm, Sing Your Way Through Phonics engages young readers physically, mentally, and emotionally so that the phonics concepts are easily grasped and retained. Music not only has the power to stimulate the mind, enrich the heart and soothe the soul; it also helps you meet educational objectives and learning outcomes for your students..