I would like to thank Music K-8 and Music Express for providing me with a vast array of songs to choose from for our annual “Grandparent’s Day” event.
Here is a little Grandparents Day background for you: In the past, grandparents shadow their kiddos and come to all the special subjects for a normal class. This year, my principal asked if it was possible for each class in the school to learn two songs and perform them on stage for their grade and grandparents before lunch. He said he had no idea if this was possible and I said I’d make it possible! He doesn’t care if the songs are all the same, but I do! At my school, if you are going to go big, go reeeeeal big!
There will be no duplicate songs in each grade. However, third grade may duplicate a song that a fourth grade song is singing. I have been providing each class with samples of 5-7 songs and a list of the titles. After listening and discussing the songs, the class votes and chooses their top two. It is a sort of manipulated democracy!
So, I just want to post a shout-out to Music K-8 and Music Express for providing me with so many songs to choose from. I only have a few volumes at my school, but they are a tremendous help! I still need two days worth of kiddos to choose songs and so far, I’m teaching 18 new ones. Let’s fry my brain! THANK YOU!
Rattletrap Car is a book I am using with third grade currently. Students recently completed their lessons on the recorder. Now we have moved on to other instruments around the classroom- specifically, Orff instruments!
The link below downloads a PDF of the Rattletrap Car lesson plan I wrote for 3rd grade. I have another one that does not allow students to choose instruments. They are chosen for them. However, with the older students, I like them to use their creativity and investigate the different sounds of my music room! Feel free to use the lesson plan and add your own touches to mine. It is a work in progress. This is the first time I’ve done this book and with each class, I do it a little different. Trying to figure out the best way to do it! Enjoy!
The Supreme Court could definitely use an oboist…