Lesson: Lesson 1-1 1st Grade

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Lesson Objective

Introduction to the music room and the music teacher

Lesson Plan


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Students will know the rules of the music classroom, what activities take place in the music classroom, and what they are expected to learn in September


 SWBAT increase their expressive language skills by using details when describing their music experiences in the classroom by using Tier 3 vocabulary that is used in the class as evidenced by their ability to identify different aspects and ask question about  the music instruments demonstrated.

Materials Needed -Guitar, Boomwhackers, Boomwhacker Songs for September

1-The layout of the music room
2-Class seats-section photos
3-Rules of the Boomwhacker
4-Introduction of Boomwhacker songs and playing in rhythm Verification
See if children are playing the Boomwhacker at the right time with the song, if they are using the instrument correctly, if they have eye contact with teacher, if they answer the teacher questions correctly

Other Resources Read Aloud - The Music Teacher from the Black Lagoon

Activity (Describe the independent activity to reinforce this lesson)
Rules Blues – memorizing the rules of the classroom
Boomwhacker Songs
Boomwhacker Mr. Leopold says
Instrument cues - rest position vs. ready position vs. play position

End of Class Reflection- Name 1 way to play a boomwhacker, name 1 way not to use a boomwhacker



Common Core Standards

  • CC.1.L.4.a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  • CC.1.SL.1.b Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
  • CC.1.SL.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.


Lesson Resources

Mr. Leopold's Music Classroom on the Internet


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