• Kindergarten and 1st Grade Week 2 Lesson 3

    Posted by Alan Herring on 5/7/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Hello Sparr Stallions,

     

    I hope you have enjoyed your week of online music. Today is our last lesson of the week. Remember that you need to have 1 assignment turned in by next Monday. If you are working on your bingo sheet you'll have a chance to mark off a few more space.

     

    First we will work on a nursery rhyme. This will be a review for most students however you may need to practice it a few times before you start. Recite this nursey rhyme and add movements to go with the words. (For example givve yourself cat whiskers when talking about the cat or mime fiddling when talking about fiddling.)

     

    Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle.

    The cow jumped over the moon.

    The little dog laughed to see sport

    and the dish ran away with the spoon. 

     

    Next we are going to take a listen to a piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This piece is called "Contradance II". For this piece there is a movement activity that goes with the music. Follow the link below and do the Teacher's demo for the 1st grade version of the piece. You will need a scarf or some piece of fabric or use a magical imaginary scarf.

     

    Leave a comment below and let me know how you did with  the movement activity with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst. Make usre you leave your first name last intial (for example Alan H.)  and remember comments must be approved before they are posted. 

     

    https://musicplayonline.com/?s=Contradance+II&meter_stat=

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  • 1st Grade and Kindergarten Week 2 Lesson 2

    Posted by Alan Herring on 5/5/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Hello Sparr Stallions, 

     

    Today we are going to start off with a song about brushing your teeth but we need to learn a motion to go with it. We are going to make a ch ch ch sound a wave our finger up and down with the recording. Remember to mark off your bingo sheet as we go!

    Follow the link and watch the kids demo or the video with the lyrics. The Kids demo will show you what to do. 

    https://musicplayonline.com/?s=brush+your+teeth&meter_stat=

     

    Next we are going do The Mystery Box Challenge. At the link below watch the video and see if you can name the instrument before the teacher gives the answer. Most of these are instruments we have played in class. Leave a comment at the bottom of the page letting me know how many instruments you got right. Make sure you put your first name and last initial in the comment (example Alan H.) and remember I must approve the comment before it is posted. 

    https://musicplayonline.com/?s=classroom+instruments&meter_stat=

     

    Next we are going to sing Herman the Worm. If you are unable to follow the link try to see if you can sing it without the video!

     

     

     

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  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade Week 2 Lesson 1

    Posted by Alan Herring on 5/4/2020 1:00:00 AM

    Hello Sparr Stallions and Sparr Parents,

     

    I hope you are staying safe and able to enjoy some time out in the sunshine. 

     

    Remember these lessons are posted to help complete assignments but are not required. If you are unable to access something move on and don't worry about it. Remember you need to complete 1 of the 2 assignments for the week. Today we will be marking of a few related bingo sheet spaces.

     

    Today we are going to start off with some listening examples. We are going to listen to a few selections from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. Carnival of the animals is piece divided into a few different sections representing different animals. Below are a few of my favorites. 

    "March of the Royal Lion"

    "The Elephant"

    "Kangaroos"

    Follow the link below they will be halfway down the list. There will be a teacher demo for each that has a movement activity. Perform the movment activities the best you can while listening to the music. Remember to watch the teacher and not the other students. Once you've finished please leave a comment below and let me know which ones you did and how well you did on a scale of 5 being the best and 1 being the worst. Remember to leave your first name last initial (Example: Alan H.)

    https://musicplayonline.com/listening/

     

    Below is youtube video for "Finale" from Carnival of the Animals that appears in Fantasia 2000. It is avaliable on Hulu and Disney+ if you are unable to access below. 

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  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade Week 1 Lesson 3

    Posted by Alan Herring on 4/16/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Hello sparr stallions and parents,

     

    This is the last music lesson for the week. If you are following around on your bingo sheet get ready to mark off some spaces and remember do what you can do. 

     

    To start off today I thought it would be fun for you to build your own drum. Below I have attached some simple instructions to build a homemade drum however there are other items in households that can easily be turned into a drum (if you have a five gallon bucket laying around those are perfect).

     

    https://www.redtedart.com/tin-can-drums/

     

    Next we are going to watch a musication youtube video. You will need to choose a color and use body percussion (clapping, patting, etc) or possibly use your newly created instrument to play when the conductor is over that color. 

     

    If you do not have access to youtube feel free to skip this part. 

     

    Leave a comment at the bottom of the page letting me know how you did with a score of 5 being the best and 1 being the worst. Make sure you leave your first name and last initial example Alan H. and remember comments must be approved before they show up publicly. 

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y37jIRSR9bA

      

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  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade Week 1 Lesson 2

    Posted by Alan Herring on 4/15/2020

    Hello 1st Grade and Kindergarten Stallions,

     

    Today we are going to take a listen to some Beethoven so if you are doing a bingo sheet make sure you mark of those spaces. 

     

    Ludwig Van Beethoven was a German composer who lived from 1770-1827. 

    When Beethoven was 30 he went completely deaf (meaning he could no longer hear) but still continued to compose music until his death. 

     

    Today we are going to listen to a little bit of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5: 1st Movement. A youtube link will be posted below if you don't have access to youtube follow the top link. 

    https://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/composer_profile.php?id=7

     

     

     

    Now it's time for the students to become the teachers. Students I want you to teach someone in your home Johnny Plays with One Hammer. In the comments below tell me if you were able to teach the song to someone or name someone you want to teach a song to. Please leave your first name and last initial in the comment for example (Alan H.) REMEMBER: I must approve the comments so if you don't see it right away, don't worry about it. 

     

    The words are:

     

    Johnny plays with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer. 

     

    Johnny plays with one hammer then he plays with two.

     

    (Song continues to 5 hammers and beyond. Remember to teach the motions as well and start sitting on the floor.)

     

    If you need a refresher follow the link and search Johnny One Hammer. The kids demo video will show them the motions. 

     

    https://musicplayonline.com/?s=Johnny+plays+with+&meter_stat=

     

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  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade Week 1 Lesson 1

    Posted by Alan Herring on 4/14/2020 1:00:00 AM

    Hello Sparr Stallions and parents,

     

    I hope you are staying safe and enjoying our new online classroom environment. 

    I will be posting a few of these lessons throughout the week. These are supplemental lessons designed to help students to complete assignments and especially their bingo sheets. If you are unable to access any content do not worry I only ask students to complete 1 of the 2 listed assignments for the week. 

    Remember when doing bingo sheets that students can complete these on their own for the mopst part and you can check off multiple boxes at one time. They need to complete any 5 boxes on the bingo sheet. They do not have to be in a row. Your free space counts towards those 5 boxes. 

     

    Mary Had a Little Lamb

     

    See if you can keep the steady beat to this song using any body percussion of your choosing (stomping feet, patting legs, tapping head, clapping hands). At the bottom of the page leave me a comment letting me know how you did keeping a steady beat with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst and tell me your first name and last initial example (Alan H.). Remember the comments have to be approved before they are publicly posted. 

     

    Mary had a Little Lamb

     

    I am a Pizza

     

    Go to musicplayonline.com and review the song I am a Pizza (search I am a Pizza switch video player over to lyrics).

     

    You may also use youtube link below if you have access and review I am a Pizza. Remember to mark your bingo sheet for singing a song about food. 

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O16-V_JtYs

     

     

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