Today I will say the poem and do the motions. Students will only do the motions as I say the poem. Then the students will say the poem while doing the hand motions. I will do the motions with them, but I don't say the words. If they fail to do it by themselves, I will do it again for the class. Then the students will try it again. I will keep saying it for them until they can do it without the teacher.
Today I will say the rhythm using rhythm syllables and the students will echo back using rhythms syllables. Then I challenge them to decode 3 rhythms. This is a struggle for first graders, but they really worked hard to get it. The were only able to do 2 rhythms.
We warmup by doing our sirens with the slide whistle and singing the echo song "No More Pie".
Before we do our work with Bee Bee Bumblebee. I had 4-5 students be the conductor. A conductor is a person who leads the musicians. The conductor's job what to tap the beehives as the class recites the poem.
Since students struggled so much with this last week we need to review and continue to figure out one sound and two sounds. They were able to explain why some beats have one bee and some beats have two bees. One bee is one sound and two bees are two sounds.
I randomly call on students to tell me the number of sounds on a beat for the whole phrase. After the student gives me the number of sounds for each beat I click the mouse and the notation appears ( I use PowerPoint for this activity)
We finished today's lesson by singing a song they know. We first sang "Cobbler Cobbler" as a whole group and then we did a few solo (students sing by themselves).