Musicplay Grade 1 Teacher's Guide & Digital Resources
Themes and Variations
Musicplay Grade 1 Teacher's Guide
Musicplay is an award-winning music curriculum for elementary schools. Musicplay is a sequential curriculum with lessons that follow the calendar year. The weekly lesson outlines the new concepts that will be taught, those that will be reviewed, and includes seasonal and holiday repertoire. The planning is done for the teacher!
Year Plans are included for each grade
Monthly Lesson Outlines give you the month at a glance
40 weekly detailed lessons offer you a menu of musical activities. There is more than enough material in the lesson plan for two thirty-minute music classes.
The lesson plans are like a menu. There are many song choices and for each song, there are activities to choose from. You choose the songs and the activities that teach the curriculum concepts required by your state or province. (Musicplay is aligned to all state and provincial curriculums!) You choose the songs and activities that hold the most appeal for you and your students.
Feel free to substitute freely - Musicplay provides the framework - you get to make the choices.
Recordings are included in the teacher’s guides! (Download Audio MP3's)
Musicplay 1 has more than 100 musical selections! Child and adult voices are used, and there are many recordings licensed from popular children’s entertainers. Accompaniments include Orff arrangements, piano accompaniments, and orchestrated accompaniments. Performance songs have both performance tracks and accompaniment tracks - you can use the accompaniments only for your performances. Multicultural songs feature authentic performances - the songs are in original languages and are sung by native singers. Many of the multicultural songs are game songs that appeal to children even though the language and sound may be unfamiliar.
Assessment suggestions are given throughout the teacher’s guides.
Checklists of important skills are included if your district requires the use of them.
Reproducibles are included in Musicplay 2-6.
Musicplay supports and enhances science, social studies, and language arts curriculums. in first grade, songs to teach vowels and consonants are included. The Musicplay 1 Digital Resources are a wonderful early literacy tool providing many opportunities for shared reading. Students will develop reading skills while they learn music. View the song list to see the many songs that reinforce and support the themes that you teach in Grade 1.
Musicplay is a curriculum that can be used by a classroom teacher with limited musical training. However, music specialists will appreciate the planning and sequencing that is done for them. Musicplay is used throughout Canada and the USA and in many international schools.
Musicplay Grade 1 Digital Resources
Each presentation includes:
- Musical notation
- Song lyrics with colorful illustrations - great for shared reading!
- One slide lyrics
- Color-coded Boomwhacker® melodies for simple reading and scale songs
- Slides to teach students how to read music: rhythm, melody, expression
- Kids demo movies of many of the singing games
- Orff arrangements
- Searchable Excel index
- Links to excellent websites
| Printed Edition - $250
- Musicplay Grade 1 Printed Binder / Audio MP3's
- Musicplay Grade 1 Digital Resources
- Listening Resource Kit 1
Table of Contents
1. Dooby Dooby Dooby Doo
38. Goin' on a Bear Hunt
|74. We Are Dancing in the Forest
75. My Cat
76. The Old Gray Cat
77. Bee Bee Bumblebee
78. Baby Bumblebee
79. Lucky Leprechaun
80. Eensy Weensy Spider
82. My Dog
83. Train My Parents
84. Feelin’ Alive
85. Bow Wow Wow
86. Little Rabbit Foo Foo
87. Five Little Ducks
88. Bunny Hides a Basket
89. Hurry, Easter Bunny
90. Bunny Rabbit Boogie
91. Let’s Save Water
92. Little Bunny
93. Apple Tree
94. Sing a Country Song
95. Old Dog, Full of Fleas
96. That's My Mom
97. Down on Grandpa’s Farm
98. Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
99. Savez-vous planter les choux?
100. How Many Fingers?
101. A la víbora de la mar
102. El coqui
103. Heebie Jeebies
104. Charlie Over the Ocean
105. Five More Days Till Vacation
106. The Eat Song
107. O Canada
108. My Country, 'Tis of Thee
109. Star Spangled Banner
110. You’re a Grand Old Flag
Plan: Year Plans for K-6
Book: Musicplay Grade 1 Lesson Samples
Book: Grade 1 Song List
Book: Ontario Grade 1 Correlations
Book: Grade 1 Scope & Sequence
Audio: Choo Choo Train
Audio: Sam the Robot Man
PowerPoint/PDF: Grand Old Duke of York