Lessons and curriculum map

Lessons and curriculum map

The lessons and curriculum map bundle includes 41 lessons taught by Jessica with lesson plans and a full curriculum map for the entire school year for K-5th grades.

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Lessons and curriculum map

41 Videos

  • Five-Little-Seeds

    Five Little Seeds is a speech piece activity for lower elementary students. In this activity, students will explore steady beat, rhythm, and movement.

    Materials needed- device to watch the lessons on

    Grade levels- K-2nd

  • The-Animal-Fair

    In this folk song, K-5th grade students will learn the song and add a dance to go along with it.

  • Four-White-Horses

    In this song, 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

  • 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.

  • Kookaburra

    "Kookaburra" is a round from Australia. Kids will learn the song, add movement, then learn to sing it in a round.

  • Summer

    "Summer" is a body percussion activity to use as a warm up or as a music lesson. It teaches rhythm, steady beat, and how to speak 2 parts at the same time.

    Materials needed- tablet or device to watch lesson on

    Difficulty level- upper or lower elementary (modifications are made)

  • 2-4-6-8

    "2-4-6-8" is teaches body percussion and rhythm to elementary students.

    Materials Needed- device to watch lessons on

    Difficulty Level- lower elementary and can add to it for upper elementary students

  • TenLittleBluebirds

    "10 Little Bluebirds" is a song for preschool or lower elementary students. Students will sing and add a xylophone glissando to represent the birds flying away.

    Materials needed- xylophone and device to watch the lessons on

  • FiveLittleMonkeys

    "Five Little Monkeys" is a song for preschoolers and lower elementary student's. We will sing, do movement, and make fun music together.

    Materials needed-device to watch lesson on.

  • CircleRoundTheZero

    "Circle Round the Zero" is a folk song and dance that kids will love learning! Student's will learn how the melody moves, count the rhythms, and learn the song with the activity.

    Difficulty Level-All Grades

    Materials Needed-a device to play the video on

  • The Bouncy Ball

    "The Bouncy Ball" teaches about mallet technique, barred instrument accompaniment and chords, and steady beat.

    Materials Needed-Xylophone, metallophone, or glockenspiel and a device to watch the lesson on

    Difficulty Level-2nd-3rd grades have a modified part on the lesson plan and 4th-5th gr...

  • CupPassingGame

    In the "Cup Passing Game", children will sit in a circle and pass a cup by saying the same rhythm together.

    Materials Needed-plastic cups and device or computer to watch lesson on

    Difficulty Level-3rd-5th grades, but modifications are taught for 1st-2nd grades

  • TheButcherShop

    This is a speech piece that teaches all about steady beat, rhythm, and how to switch back and forth between the two. Students will use a variety of body percussion and then switch to the drum.

    Materials needed-a device to watch the lesson on, drum or bucket

    Difficulty level-3rd-5th grade...

  • BodyPercussionWarmup

    This Body Percussion warm up uses clapping, patting, stomping, and snapping. Kids will have so much fun learning the rhythms and will put it to the form of ABACA.

    Materials needed: device to watch video on

    Difficulty level: Any age-younger kids may need to only learn A section.

  • PreschoolMovementScarves

    Preschool and lower elementary aged kids will learn how to move their bodies by using scarves. We will move high, low, big, small, and learn about being creative in movement.

    Materials needed-scarves or ribbons and a device to watch the lesson on

    Difficulty level-preschool or lower eleme...

  • PeterPeterIfYou'reAble

    Peter Peter If You're Able is a drumming song that also includes 3 other rhythm instrument parts. Students will learn the drum part, count rhythms, learn the 3 other instrument parts, and then practice playing the different parts one at a time. They will learn ABA form and play the rhythms taugh...

  • WinterIsComing

    A 2 part singing song all about Winter! BRR!!! We sing all about hats, mittens, sleds, and snow. You will be practicing your singing voice without even realizing it while you sing this fun song.

    Materials needed-an electronic device or computer

    Difficulty level-all ages will be able to s...

  • Monkey Monkey Moo

    "Monkey Monkey Moo" is a song that uses ABA form. In the A section, we will be drumming the rhythm of the song. In the B section, we will be improvising our own rhythms. We will count the rhythms together using ti-ti, ta, and rest.

    Materials needed-a drum, or a bucket, tupperware containe...

  • The Homework Battle

    The Homework battle is a rhythm battle between a teacher and students. In this lesson, we will be using body percussion to stomp and clap the words of this speech piece. We will discuss form, dynamics, rhythm, and layer two rhythms together. At the 6:43 part of the video, you will be able to s...

  • Five Little Pumpkins

    In this video, students will learn the poem "5 Little Pumpkins." We will clap the rhythm of the poem, then will add 3 other rhythm parts underneath the main rhythm.

    Materials needed-drum (tupperware, bucket), rhythm sticks (wooden/plastic spoons), triangle (metal spoons) and an electronic d...

  • Hoe-Ana-Te-Vaka

    Students will learn the song "Hoe Ana Te Vaka" and add instruments and movement.

    Materials needed- melodic or rhythm instruments

    Grade level- Upper elementary (can modify for lower)

  • In-The-Window

    "In the Window" is a song about Hanukkah to use in Winter. Students will learn what Hanukkah is and use their singing voices.

  • A-Turkey-Named-Burt

    "A Turkey Named Burt" is the perfect song to use during Thanksgiving time. Students will learn the song, then add movement and vocal ostinatos.

    Materials needed:
    rhythm or melodic instruments

    Grade level: lower elementary

  • This-Is-Halloween

    "This is Halloween" is a poem to use during Halloween time. After learning the poem, students will add vocal or instrument ostinatos.

    Materials needed- melodic or rhythm instruments

    Grade level- lower elementary

  • The-Thing-That-Isnt-There

    This song teaches students to use their head voice and how to sing verses. After students sing the song, they can add ostinatos on instruments and with voices.

    Materials needed- rhythm or melodic instruments

    Grade level- lower and upper elementary

  • Peanut-Sat-On-A-Railroad-Track

    This speech piece adds different instrument parts that play different ostinati.

    Materials needed: rhythm or melodic instruments

    Grade level: upper elementary (can modify for lower elem.)

  • Alabama Gal

    "Alabama Gal" is a folk dance that is so much fun! Your students will love this dance. Be sure to watch the YouTube video to help you see this dance in action that I included the link to in the lesson plan.

    Materials needed: device to watch the lesson on

    Grade levels:
    Lower elementary...

  • One Bottle of Pop

    "One Bottle of Pop" is a song students can sing in a round while also doing motions.

    Grade level: lower elementary learn the melody and upper elementary can learn the round

  • Bate-Bate-Chocolate

    Students will learn "Bate Bate Chocolate" in Spanish, then learn the meaning in English. Identify Mexico on a map, count the rhythms of the song, then practice stirring the chocolate and adding motions.

    Materials needed- device to watch the lesson on

    Grade level: Lower elementary

  • We Are Dancing in the Forest

    "We are Dancing in the Forest" is a song for lower elementary that teaches melodic direction while also teaching a fun game.

    Materials needed: computer or device to watch lesson on
    Grade level- lower elementary

  • Himmel-und-Erde

    "Himmel und Erde" teaches upper elementary how to sing in a German round.

  • Its-Raining-Its-Pouring

    "It's Raining" is a song for lower and upper elementary students. Children will sing, add a xylophone chord accompaniment, and improvise with rhythm sticks.

  • MotherMother

    "Mother, Mother" is a song for preschool through lower elementary students. We will sing, do movements, and add rhythm sticks.

    Materials needed- device to watch lesson on

  • CheCheKole

    "Che Che Kole" is an African echo song. Students will learn how the melody moves and follow it with their hands, discuss why it’s important to learn music from other countries, clap the rhythm, echo sing, and make up motions and body percussion.

    Materials Needed-device to watch video on

    Di...

  • KnockAtTheDoor

    "Knock at the Door" is a song that uses xylophone accompaniment, body percussion, and singing.

    Materials Needed-xylophone or other barred instrument and device to watch the video lesson on

    Difficulty Level-For 3rd-5th grade, but modifications can be made for 1st-2nd graders

  • SongsAboutRain

    In this lesson, preschool student's will learn the songs "I Don't Care if the Rain Comes Down" and "Singing in the Rain". They will practice their singing voices as well as adding movements and a shaker part to the songs.

    Materials Needed-shaker and device or computer to watch lesson on

    D...

  • SongOfPeace

    This is such a pretty song. It is written with just a melody part, but I wrote a harmony part to go with the melody. So, in this song, student's will be learning 2 part harmony.

    Materials needed-a device to watch the lesson on

    Difficulty level-For upper elementary

  • Bingo

    Children will learn the song "B-I-N-G-O" and will work on listening skills and adding the shaker part to silences.

    Materials Needed: device to watch lesson on, and a shaker

    Difficulty level: Preschool-KIndergartn

  • ImALittleTeaPot

    "I'm a Little Teapot" is a preschool and early elementary singing lesson. We will learn the words to the song, add motions, work on our loud and quiet singing voices, and add rhythm sticks to play a steady beat.

    Materials Needed: Rhythm sticks, device to watch lesson on

    Difficulty level:...

  • TheStarSpangledBanner

    Has your child always wanted to learn "The Star Spangled Banner", why we sing it, and how to show patriotism while singing it? Well, in this lesson we will be covering all of that. It is important to learn many different types of songs, especially Patriotic songs. We will also be doing a vocal...

  • Hot Cross Buns

    In this lesson, we will be learning "Hot Cross Buns" and "Snail Snail". We will be practicing our singing voice using solfege, will use correct posture, will count the rhythms in the songs, and will add xylophone accompaniment underneath.

    Materials needed-xylophone or keyboard (if you have ...

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