Here's a great way to kick off the new school year (or a new class any time of year). Tried and true, fun and educational. Use this welcome chant to greet and then engage your students in body percussion, rhythm exploration and composition while integrating a discussion of desired student behaviors and classroom expectations.
Music concepts: ta and ti-ti building blocks, text-to-rhythm transfer, body percussion, same and different two-beat patterns, simple composition.
Have a great year!