Watch I Wish
"I Wish" is a speech piece (or poem) that students will add drums to. They will play the steady beat, rhythm, and ostinatos together as a class or in parts.
Materials needed: rhythm instruments
Grade level: Lower or upper elementary
Students will learn to sing the melody, follow the melodic direction with their hands, what syncopation is, learn about music from the Caribbean, and play a hand game with partners.
Materials needed: device to watch lesson on, instruments if needed
Grade level: 3rd-5th
In this folk song, K-5th grade students will learn the song "The Animal Fair" and add a dance to go along with it.
"Himmel und Erde" teaches upper elementary how to sing in a German round.