ACCA Early Arts Learning 

Hi, all! Thanks for great sessions today. Hope you find the information helpful. Please feel free to stay in touch with questions and new ideas!

Here's the repertoire that isn't in your handout.

Best, Sue

 

WIGGLE YOUR FINGERS

By Jamaal “Mr. Root” Collier, WT teaching artist

This is a syncopated chant that uses words in rhythm. Every stanza has 16 beats, except the last, which has 8.  Movements are as described in the lyric.

Wiggle your FINgers (rest, rest)

Wiggle your FINgers (rest, rest)

Wiggle your…

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Mo. Co. Preschool 

Hi, Friends! See the October entry below for the initial letter strategies I showed today. Here are the science examples I added:

Precipitation

Precipitaaation, precipitaaation

Sometimes it rains, sometimes it snows

Sometimes ice falls from the clouds, you know

We need that rain, we need that snow

It helps all living things grow!

Precipitaaation, precipitaaation

 

GRAVITY

(To the beginning of the tune of "3 Blind Mice")

Gravity

Pulls things down

Mo. Co. - one more! 

WIGGLE YOUR FINGERS

By Jamaal “Mr. Root” Collier, WT teaching artist

 

This is a syncopated chant that uses words in rhythm. Every stanza has 16 beats, except the last, which has 8.  Movements are as described in the lyric.

 

Wiggle your FINgers (rest, rest)

Wiggle your FINgers (rest, rest)

Wiggle your FINgers (rest, rest)

Wiggle your FINgers, (rest, rest)

 

Shake your wrists, just like this

Shake your wrists, just like this

Shake your wrists, just like this

Shake your wrists, just like this

 

MOVE your…

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Mo. Co. Preschool 

Hey, Friends! Here are the Initial Sound and Rhyme strategies I shared today. Hope you find them to be helpful models!

Best regards, Sue

 

INITIAL SOUND AWARENESS

Adaptations by Sue Trainor

 

1) Try using your favorite rap and hip hop rhythms to practice initial letter sounds. Here’s a simple 4-beat count (1 2 3 4). Show visuals of the letter “C”  and the ending sound “at.”

 

C  -  at    (clap clap)

C  -  at    (clap clap)

The word  (clap clap)

Is  ___  (clap clap)

 

C  -  at    (clap clap)

C  -  at…

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Making Music with Children Who Have Special Needs 

Hi, all! Great to see you this morning at NoVA. Thanks for your questions and ideas about making music with young children, especially children who have special needs. As promised, here are the songs and chants I shared. Also, remember that there are a lot of videos, lessons plans and music to download from many Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artists at education.wolftrap.org

Please let me know how these ideas work for you!

Best,

Sue

 

Thumb Piano     

(descending scale) 

Time to sing, time sing

All my…

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Kipp DC 

Thanks for a great workshop today! I really enjoy working with you all!

Here are the major strategies that aren't in the handout. The animals sounds lesson description below is more elaborate than what I showed you. Do you know "pop tubes"? They are tubes that expand and contract; you can find them online. "Slider" is just a little puppet; you could use any small animal prop.

Please remember to check out education.wolftrap.org for more lesson plans, music and videos. I'll be happy to hear about how all…

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Music and Special Needs @ Montgomery College 

Hello, Friends! Thanks for spending your Friday afternoon before the long, holiday weekend exploring how we can use music in the classroom, especially with regard to supporting children who have special needs. The lyrics for the songs and chants we used are shown below. 

Some of you were concerned about whether you had my handout. I'm told that if you didn't get a paper copy at the workshop, you can request an electronic version through the college office. 

Also, let me encourage you to visit Wolf Trap's…

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NoVA Family Services 

Hi, all! I really enjoyed working with you at Wolf Trap. Hope you all got home safely after that hail storm! Whew! Happy Spring.... 

Anyway, here's the repertoire we explored during our time together. Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions. Also remember to check out Wolf Trap's website education.wolftrap.org for videos and lesson plans with many more strategies appropriate for children aged 1-3 and for special needs.

Best regards,

Sue

 

Thumb Piano     

(descending scale) 

Time to sing…

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2019 March 7, PG County 

Hello, Friends!  Thanks for joining me last night! Here are the lyrics and sequences to the strategies that I showed you yesterday evening. Please do stay in touch, and remember to visit the Wolf Trap website for more AI ideas!! education.wolftrap.org

Thumb Piano     

(descending scale) 

Time to sing, time sing

All my friends it’s

(rising scale) time to sing

 

 

Give Me the Beat

Chant by Yvette Holt

 

1.    Set up: Leader taps knees in steady beat.  Everyone taps knees in steady beat.
  1. Leader chants:  

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Just Us Kids 

Hello Friends!

Here is the repertoire from our workshop today. Hope you and your children enjoy these songs and strategies!

 

Song :                       AGOO AME

Source:                                     Traditional, from Ghana.  Collected from Kofi Dennis.

A few suggested objectives:        Steady beat, Call and response  - Taking turns, following routines

Large/small muscle movement and coordination, Auditory/Visual attention 

 

1.  Set-up:  Say, in beat:  I sing "Agoo" -- You sing "Amee"

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