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Musicplay Grade 1 Teacher Guide



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Musicplay Grade 1 Teacher's Guide
By Denise Gagne
Teacher guide (binder) and 4 CDs
For grades preK - 2 (especially grade 1)

Musicplay is a play based program - each week features a new game from which the musical concepts in the curriculum are taught. Children love music games - this is a text that will have your students really excited about learning music! The material supports and enhances science, social studies, and language arts curriculums, and is sequenced for use within Kodaly and Orff programs (some songs include orchestrations for Orff instruments). Instead of individual student workbooks, Musicplay Grade 1 features a corresponding Big Book (available separately, item 805023).

Over 70 songs are given for each grade, including action songs, singalong songs, folk songs, game songs, holiday songs, and more. Multicultural songs include Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and African songs, sung in the original languages. Native Canadian songs and games use a variety of voicings and accompaniments in the recordings. An American song supplement is included with this Canadian series. Each song lists the melody line and lyrics, with game or action directions and related CD tracks. Many list assessment uses, curriculum connections, and/ or teaching purpose.

Also includes an extensive listing of websites for references. See also The Orff Source (available separately, item 805034), which contains 89 arrangements correlated to the Musicplay program (grades 1-5). For listening selections suggested in the teacher guide, see the Level 1 Listening Resource Kit & CD (available separately, item 805040).  

CD Song Listing, Scope & Sequence of Skills - Grade 1, About Musicplay, Grade 1 Song List (includes references to melodic tones, rhythm, other concepts, instruments, and theme), Glossary of Directions Given in Mini-Lesson Plans,Ideas for Developing In-Tune Singing, Voice Care, Assessment, Listening Selections, Grade 1 Orff Arrangements in The Orff Source, Naming Notes, Supplemental Resource List, Web Sites to Bookmark, Mini Lesson Plans, Songs, Grade 1 CD Inserts.

Songs included: Welcome to Music, O Canada, Little Red Wagon, Snail Snail, Sam the Robot Man, The Music Time is Over, The Grand Old Duke of York, Wheels on the Bus, Engine #9, The More We Get Together, Apples & Bananas, Counting Song, Hickory Dickory, Goin' to Kentucky, Jack & Jill (6/8), ABC's, Hop Old Squirrel, 10 in the Bed, Kye Kye Koolay, Thanks a Lot, I Can Sing a High Note, I'm the Fastest Turkey, Hey Betty Martin, 5 Fat Turkeys, Today is Monday, Magic Spell, Witches' Cat, Birds & Bats, Old Mother Witch, Peace Like a River, Sing for Peace, Starlight, Bounce High, Thread & Needle, Cuckoo, Lucy Locket, Bear Hunt, The Other Day, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, Hello Game, Down by the Bay, Fais Do Do, Punchinello, Elevator, My Candles, Lemonade, New Teeth, Up on a Housetop, Ho Ho Ho, Bells on the Sleigh, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Oh My Aunt Came Back, Apples Peaches Pears & Plums, Japanese New Year Song, Vive le Compagnie, Icicle Songs, Tommy Tiddlemouse, Head & Shoulders Knees & Toes, Miss Lucy Had a Baby, Chinese New Year, Un Deux Trois, Gitsagakomim, Rig a Jig Jig, Aikendrum, I Like You Yes I Do, Bell Horses, Lukey's Boat, Doggie Doggie, Wishy Washy Wee, When I Was One, We Are Dancing in the Forest, I Know a Little Pussy, My Cat, The Old Gray Cat, Bee Bee Bumblebee, Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee, St. Patrick's Day Jig, Eensy Weensy Spider, Bingo, My Dog Is the Best, The Cat Came Back, Bow Wow Wow,Little Rabbit Foo Foo, 5 Little Ducks, Find the Easter Basket, Hurry Easter Bunny, Bunny Rabbit Boogie, Let's Save Water, Hide the Easter Eggs, Apple Tree, Poor Little Bug on the Wall, Johnny Caught a Flea, That's My Mom, Down on Grandpa's Farm,Oats & Beans & Barley Grow, Savez-Vous Planter les Choux, Pease Porridge Hot, Jugemos En el Bosque, Japanese Frog Song, Oliver Twist, Goin' to the Zoo, Charlie Over the Ocean, 10 More Days Till Vacation, Goin' on a Picnic, Swimming.

Poems & Chants for Grade 1: Listen to the Rhythm, 3 Little Monkeys, These Are Grandma's Glasses, Queen Queen Caroline, 1-2-3-4, Apples Peaches Pears & Plums, Jello in the Bowl, Wee Willie Winkie, Sitting In the Classroom, Bobby Shaftoe, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Deedle Deedle Dumpling, The Echo, When Santa Claus Comes, Singing, Whistle, Soap Bubbles, John John the Leprechaun, Bingo.

Revised in 2004.


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Had hoped it would be as good as kindergarten music play curriculum, but I didn't like it at all. I never use it. Much prefer Game Plan series.
Diane B on Aug 2, 2012
Good resource for future music teachers.
DORDT C on Oct 21, 2011
I use this curriculum daily in all levels of elementary music for the ease of laid out lessons and the recordings that are supplied with it.
Kathy F on Mar 29, 2012
Who sings the song or poem, called "The Echo"? I really am determined to find that song. It goes like this.

Echo I can hear you, hear you, hear you, though I can't get near you, near you, near you, won't you say good day, good day, good day?

Now the rain is falling, falling, falling, so I'll stop my calling, calling, calling, won't you say good day, good day, good day?

Who sings that song, and where can I find it?
Andrew Petrie on May 14, 2014
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Do the digital versions contain the same info? What is the difference?
Christine H on Jul 6, 2012
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