Birds And Bugs in One Bundle!
Unwrap two familiar songs: I woke Up Monday Morning (the Beetles and Bedbugs song) plus the chestnut charmer Mister Turkey.
“Bedbugs” – perfect for that cold Monday morning returning to school when everyone wishes they were still in bed – a little humor and movement to welcome and awaken. Includes PowerPoint file with lyrics and simple songwriting extension connections.
Target Grades: 2-5.
“Mister Turkey” – this traditional fingerplay is great fun for little ones, but the pentatonic tune also lends itself to reading notation, finding patterns and breaking a big job into smaller, more manageable tasks. Target Grades: K-3.
Activities are provided for a variety of grade levels:
K-1: practice inner hearing of pitch, develop vocal expression, sequence the four phrases, and maintain a steady beat
1: all of the above, plus identify four-beat rhythmic motives and connect physically to the solfége relationships
2-3: all of the above, plus share a song between two singers, plus analyze the song motives that create the overall AABA form and tackle them one by one for success in playing on xylos or glocks.