Today I’m sharing January and Winter Songs and Poems any teacher can use to help students read-sing- and MOVE. Classroom teachers love to use poetry and songs set to familiar nursery rhyme tunes.
I’ve written so many songs like this, that I can’t even share all of them here- so I’m sticking to some favorites for January and Wintertime.
JANUARY and WINTER SONGS and POEMS
Looking for a fresh way to read and sing in your classroom during morning meetings or literacy time? “January” is the song or poem of the month sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques” with materials to sing along with the video, learn the actions and read the lyrics.
It even has JANUARY pocket chart cards you can use to teach the lyrics, key winter vocabulary, days of the week, and special days in January. Students will love coloring the winter scene and reading the poem to their parents. There are many materials in this resource to make learning the song/poem fun for your students.
- Video with music, lyrics and actions
- Teaching presentation of actions and lyrics
- Vocal and Karaoke Mp3 audio tracks
- Teacher Guide with Flash cards, coloring page, lyric sheet
POCKET CHART CARDS:
- Calendar Pocket Chart Header Cards for each word in the song
- Header size cards with actions and sentences of the song.
- January, brand, new, day, cold, and, snowy, weather, wintertime.
- Calendar Pocket Chart Date Sized cards with winter vocabulary.
- Winter, January, cold, snow, snowy, weather, wintertime, icicle, ice, frozen, freeze, storm, snowball, snowman, snowflake, iceberg, ski, skate, coat, jacket, mittens, scarf, sled, ice skate
- Calendar Pocket Chart Week Sized cards: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Snow Day, Birthday, No School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, P.E. Music, Library, Art, Half Day, Computers/Technology, Lunch, Recess
JANUARY SONG MUSIC LESSON
Winter and January music lessons are sure to bring smiles to your students faces as they chant, sing, play this fun winter song “January” sung to “Frere Jacques”. You’ll be able to have students play the Orff parts and connect reading and literacy skills. Students will sing “January” and wintertime which grades K-2 are learning about in their classrooms.
Concepts you’ll be able teach, practice and perform include; beat, rhythm, solfege, pitch, Ostinato, 2 parts, and playing together. You’ll find it easy to use this lesson across grade levels. Interactive materials for virtual or in class activities give you options to reach all your learners.
- Solfege- do re mi fa so la
- Rhythm- quarter note, quarter rest, eighth notes, half notes
- Notes- C D E F G A
- Playing instruments
- Playing in an ensemble (together)
- Sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques”.
- Sing-along Video with Orff Accompaniment (no vocal)
- Practice Tracks for Melody, Ostinato, Bass and Orff Arrangement.
- Teaching Presentation PPT. and PDF. (40 pgs.)
- Teacher Guide with Mini Lessons and activities
- Sheet Music in Bl/Wt.
- Lyric Coloring sheet
- Flash Cards: rhythms, solfege, note names in color & bl/wt
- Steady Beat Icon pages in 2 varieties
- Teaching Pages: (Presentation and Sheet Music in Bl/Wt.
HOW TO USE:
- This resource includes enough materials for you to create an entire unit of materials. You’ll be able to use the presentation, video, music tracks, flashcards as whole group and as station activities.
- Winter Music Concert
- Substitute Music Lesson
- Literacy and Music Activity- this resource makes a perfect music and literacy activity. You can help your students connect reading skills using the sing a long video and teaching pages. Because this song is sung to a familiar tune, students will connect prior learning with the new vocabulary. Be sure to share this with your classroom teachers.
SONG TO TEACH WASH HANDS AND ABOUT GERMS
Video & Music Tracks
It’s keep GERMS away time at school! Energetic teaching song “Germs, Germs Go Away” sung to the tune of “Rain, Rain Go Away” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” will have your students learning how to COVER YOUR NOSE, WASH YOUR HANDS and (If you’re sick) PLEASE STAY AT HOME. It’s easy to learn with the familiar tune as the melody.
This set of materials give you many options on teaching these simple hygiene and manners guidelines. Using the video with the vocals, actions and lyrics, students can read, move and sing providing a fun way to learn the song. Then you can use the presentation, flashcards, coloring sheets and POCKET CHART cards to teach and reinforce the guidelines.
And, there’s a fun music lesson using this song to learn and play solfege, notes and Ostinato!
Germs? You need this song and music activity! Not only is it super fun to sing and play, but you’ll be able to teach your students to COVER YOUR NOSE, WASH YOUR HANDS and (If you’re sick) PLEASE STAY AT HOME.
Everyone will love playing these familiar tunes! “Rain, Rain Go Away” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” put together in a fun Orff way! You’ll be able to have students sing and sign solfege, play the Orff parts, and connect reading and literacy skills.
Concepts you’ll be able teach, practice and perform include; beat, rhythm, solfege, pitch, Ostinato, 3 parts, and playing together.
You’ll find it easy to use this lesson across grade levels. Interactive materials for virtual or in class activities give you options to reach all your learners.
I’m hoping that these January and Winter Songs and Poems any teacher can use to help students read-sing- and MOVE are just what you’re looking to use in your January and Winter lessons and activities.
Poems and Songs are set to familiar tunes.
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