1st Grade Repertoire

  • March/April Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 5/15/2016
    • Shortnin' Bread
      • Students learned to sing this song in preparation of an upcoming concert
    • Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica
      • Students learned to sing this Spanish song in preparation of an upcoming concert
    • This Land is Your Land
      • Students learned to sing this song in preparation for an upcoming concert
    • Amefuri
      • Students learned to sing this Japanese song in preparation for an upcoming concert
      • Students worth their own lyrics in English to this song
    • Let Us Chase the Squirrel
      • Students learned a chasing game to accompany this song
      • Students used this song to review rhythmic concepts
    • Yeah Lanu Taish
      • Students learned a line dance to accompany this Hebrew song
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  • January/February Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 3/13/2016
    • Bow Wow Wow
      • Students learned a circle game to play with this song
      • Students used this song to introduce the concept of rests
    • Snail Snail
      • Students were reintroduced to this song to help them begin to hear the new note "la"
    • Bounce High, Bounce Low
      • Students learned a ball bounding game to this song
      • This song was used to introduce the students to their new mystery note, later revealed to be "la"
    • Kuma San
      • Students learned to sing this as their second song in Japanese
    • Peas Porridge Hot
      • Students learned a clapping game to this song
    • Shortnin' Bread
      • Students learned to sing this song in preparation of an upcoming concert
    • Poor Tommy Tucker
      • Students learned a memorization game to go along with this song
    • Ickle Ockle
      • Students learned a partner circle game to this song which taught them how to hold hands in promenade position
      • Students used this song to continue identifying the mystery note "la"
      • Students continued to find musical rests within this song
    • Lemonade
      • Students used this song to practice sing call-and-response for the first time
      • Students used this song to continue identifying the mystery note "la"
    • Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica
      • Students learned to sing this Spanish song in preparation of an upcoming concert
    • This Land is Your Land
      • Students learned to sing this song in preparation for an upcoming concert
    • We Shall Overcome
      • Students learned the history of this song and its use in the Civil Rights Movement
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  • November/December Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 1/9/2016
    • Cut the Cake
      • Students learned a racing circle game to accompany the song
    • Cuckoo, Where are You
      • Students found the notes "sol" and "mi" in this song
      • Students sang while using body sign to represent "Sol" and "Mi"
    • Amefuri
      • Students learned this Japanese song about the rain
    • California Oranges
      • Students learned a skipping game to accompany this chant
    • The King Singers’ Blackbird
      • Students listened and tried to figure out instruments in recording. This led to a discussion of a capella techniques
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  • September/October Repertoire

    Posted by Jacob Finkle on 10/27/2015

    Here is a list of the music learned by 1st Grade in the first two months of school. When relevant, a description of what concepts were covered using each song is included.

     

    • Threw it Out the Window
      • Students substituted the lyrics of nursery rhymes into this song, often with hilarious results
    • Up the Ladder
      • Students used this chant to introduce themselves to the class
    • My Country 'Tis of Thee
    • Rain Rain
      • Students used this well known song so begin to identify the notes "sol" and "mi"
      • Students also used this song to identify quarter notes (called "Ta" in class) and pairs of eighth notes (called "Tadi" in class)
    • Snail Snail
      • Students learned a fun following game to play with this song
      • Students used this song to continue finding quarter and eighth notes
    • Little Sally Walker
      • Students continued to search for quarter notes and eighth notes in this song
    • Cinderella Dressed in Yella
      • Students used this chant as a background for accompanying their voices with claves (two resonant sticks hit together)
      • Students learned the difference between playing along with the rhythm of a song and with tapping the beat
    • Hey Hey, Look at Me
      • Students came up with actions to insert into this song game
      • Students found the notes "sol" and "mi" in this less well-known song
    • Cuckoo, Where are You
      • Students learned a game which allowed them to give clues by varying the volume of their singing
      • Students received the opportunity to sing solos as part of the game.
    • Stirring the Brew
      • Students sang this song and gave suggestions as to what objects might go into a witch's brew
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