Musicplay Grade 1 Teacher's Guide + Listening Kit 1
Themes and Variations
Musicplay Grade 1 Teacher's Guide
Musicplay is an award-winning music curriculum for elementary schools and is a sequential curriculum with lessons that follow the calendar year. Each 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 MP3s)
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.
Sample tracking lists and rubrics to assess important skills are included at the back of the binder.
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 wonderful early literacy tools 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 Printed Binder
- Audio MP3s (vocal tracks and accompaniment tracks)
- Listening Resource Kit 1
|1||Dooby Dooby Dooby Doo||38||Goin' on a Bear Hunt||75||My Cat|
|2||Mountaintop Monster||39||The Other Day||76||The Old Gray Cat|
|3||Little Red Wagon||40||The Bear Went Over the Mountain||77||Bee Bee Bumblebee|
|4||Snail, Snail||41||Hello Game||78||Baby Bumblebee|
|5||Sam the Robot Man||42||Down by the Bay||79||Lucky Leprechaun|
|6||The Music Time Is Over||43||Fais dodo||80||Eensy Weensy Spider|
|7||The Grand Old Duke of York||44||Punchinello||81||Bingo|
|8||The Wheels on the Bus||45||Elevator||82||My Dog|
|9||Choo Choo Train||46||Hanukkah Fun||83||Train My Parents|
|10||I Don't Know||47||Lemonade||84||Feelin’ Alive|
|11||Apples and Bananas||48||New Teeth for Christmas||85||Bow Wow Wow|
|12||Counting Song||49||Up on the Housetop||86||Little Rabbit Foo Foo|
|13||Hickory Dickory Dock||50||Ho, Ho, Ho!||87||Five Little Ducks|
|14||Goin' to Kentucky||51||The Bells on the Sleigh||88||Bunny Hides a Basket|
|15||Jack and Jill||52||Love My Slippers||89||Hurry, Easter Bunny|
|16||Rock Around the Alphabet||53||Mary Had a Baby||90||Bunny Rabbit Boogie|
|17||Hop Old Squirrel||54||One Big Family||91||Let’s Save Water|
|18||Ten in the Bed||55||Strawberry Shortcake||92||Little Bunny|
|19||Kye Kye Koolay||56||Pimpón||93||Apple Tree|
|20||Bye Low Baby Oh||57||Vive la compagnie||94||Sing a Country Song|
|21||I’m Thankful||58||Icicles||95||Old Dog, Full of Fleas|
|22||High Low||59||Little Red Car||96||That's My Mom|
|23||I Like Turkey||60||Tommy Tiddlemouse||97||Down on Grandpa’s Farm|
|24||Hey, Betty Martin||61||Head and Shoulders||98||Oats and Beans and Barley Grow|
|25||Five Fat Turkeys||62||Miss Lucy||99||Savez-vous planter les choux?|
|26||Today Is Monday||63||Gonna Have a Good Time||100||How Many Fingers?|
|27||Magic Spell||64||Un, deux, trois||101||A la víbora de la mar|
|28||The Witch’s Cat||65||Michael, Row the Boat Ashore||102||El coqui|
|29||Bats and Cats||66||Rig a Jig Jig||103||Heebie Jeebies|
|30||Monster Walk||67||Aikendrum||104||Charlie Over the Ocean|
|31||Juanito||68||I Like You||105||Five More Days Till Vacation|
|32||Peace in My Heart||69||Tick Tock||106||The Eat Song|
|33||Just One Candle||70||Haul Away Joe||107||O Canada|
|34||Bounce the Ball||71||Mr. Potato Head||108||My Country, 'Tis of Thee|
|35||Thread and Needle||72||Wishy Washy Wee||109||Star Spangled Banner|
|36||Cuckoo||73||When I Was One||110||You’re a Grand Old Flag|
|37||Peter Rabbit||74||We Are Dancing in the Forest|
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