Drum Up A Song

Last changed: 05/29/2019 10:57am
K , 1 , 2 , 3
Music English
Grade Level Program Alignment
1 45 min
In-School Workshop
all year
$5 0
no Phone , Email
Up to 60 drums and percussion instruments for students to play, books
White board or flip chart, markers.
Open space large enough to accommodate up to 60 students with drums and percussion instruments. No desks or tables.
I can make connections between songs and stories/poems. I can turn a storybook into a song. I can turn a song into a poem. I can collaborate with fellow students to write a simple song with a positive message based on a prompt. I can quietly listen to instruction and play instruments when it is appropriate. I can listen and play along with my fellow students.
"Drum Up a Song" is a literacy based music program that gives students a chance to turn a favorite book into a song, turn a favorite song into a story and create a song of their own. The students will experience how an author creates songs from his children's books and how a popular song was turned into a children's book. We then collaboratively write an original song with a positive message about their school and set it to a rhythm that everyone plays and sings. The teaching artist will be reading/leading musically.
The classroom teachers are welcome to play along with their students and be present to help with behavioral issues. They are also encouraged to videotape, photograph the session for review in the classroom. Teachers will get a copy of the song lyrics the students write to make an "class song".

Grade K

Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration - 1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion)
(MU:Cr1.1.K a) With guidance, explore and experience music concepts (such as beat and melodic contour ).
(MU:Cr1.1.K b With guidance, generate musical ideas (such as movements or motives).

Grade 1

Speaking and Listening Standards: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas - 4. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
(MU:Cr1.1.2) a. With limited guidance, create musical ideas (such as answering a musical question) for a specific purpose

Grade 2

Speaking and Listening Standards: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas - 5. Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings. (Students will create a song using prompt.)
(MU:Cr1.1.2) a. Improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns and musical ideas for a specific purpose.

Grade 3