Walking Through the Jungle
This is an "echo" book so it's easy to sing along.
Let's Sing Barnyard Songs!
Let's head down to the barnyard and sing some of our favorite songs! If you know the song, sing along as you watch!
Start the Day with a Song
Have you ever made your own instrument? Like putting rice or beans in a plastic Easter egg? Today lesson will show you how to make your own at home instrument kit. And then you can make some music ! If you want to, send me a picture of your kit. Check out this fun lesson HERE.
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If You're Happy and You Know It
Here's a song you probably know. Sing a long and do some movement.
I hope you had a relaxing Spring break and that all is well at your house. I miss you! Hang in there and keep singing!
Now it's time to learn something new. So how is your Spanish? Normally this time of year I would be teaching you a song called: Los Pollitos. We sing it in English and Spanish. I found this video that you can watch to help you learn the song. (Normally, we just learn the 1st verse), but you can try to learn all the verses in the video.
Here's another version of the song taught by performer Jose-Luis Orozco.
Try to follow his movements for Los Pollitos.
Mr. Orozco has another fun and exciting song to share. YOU will have to jump in and help. Sometimes he'll want you to use your little hands to clap. Then he'll want you to use your little feet to tap. Finally he'll want you to use your little mouths to sing "tra la la!"
Little hands in Spanish is "manitos."
Little feet in Spanish is "piececitos."
Little mouth in Spanish is "boquita."
Get out of your seat, get ready, here we go!
Please have a parent or older brother or sister help you tell me what you think by
posting a comment below. Did you enjoy these songs? What do you think "Los Pollitos" means in English?
As "Clap, Tap, Tralala" got faster, could you keep up?
Get ready to get up and play the drums. Wait, you don't have any drums with you at home? Not even one? Oh no!
Good news! You can use your body to play the drums! Sometimes at school we say that we're going to play "body percussion," when we snap our fingers, clap our hands, pat our knees, or stomp our feet. Get ready to pat along with the video and play the body percussion drums!
What did you hear when you patted on your head, or your feet, or your belly? Can you find any other places to play "the drums" with body percussion? What would it sound like if you played on your chin? How about your shoulders? Can you play on your back? Use the space below to tell me another place where you played the drums.
Do you need a minute to get up and move? Wiggle out some extra energy and get your body into action? Get up and out of your seat, click on the video below, and get moving!
Did you notice any opposites in that video? In music class we're always talking about opposites like fast/slow, loud/quiet, and up/down. Use the space below to tell me one of the opposites that you noticed in the video!
Wow! That video had so many ideas on what you could shake, shake, shake! Can you think of another part of your body that could shake to the music? What would it look like if they said "put your head in the middle" or "put your tummy in the middle."
Try out a few more ideas and use the space below to tell me your favorite body part to shake to the song!
Dolly Parton is a well-known recording artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Dolly plays a variety of instruments like guitar, mandolin, banjo, and flute. People can easily recognize her voice whether she's speaking or singing. Dolly is not just a performer but also a well-known songwriter. She has written over 3,000 songs so far!
The video below shows one of Dolly's most famous songs called "Coat of Many Colors." This song has been performed by many recording artists over the years and Dolly recently made a book about the story (which you can see in animated format below).
Why do you think Dolly wrote a song about this story? People were making fun of her because of how she looked and dressed. Is she writing the story to tell about how she had her feelings hurt? Is the story about the mean kids who made fun of her? Is the story about her relationship with her mother? What do you think "Coat of Many Colors" is really about?