Chime Time: Music for the Primary Classroom is designed for the teacher of grades 1, 2, or 3. Making music should be a daily part of the primary classroom. Build community as you sing in circle time, transitions, and when there are a couple minutes to fill. Display song lyrics to promote literacy. (This free preview is just the first 7 pages and lyrics to one song.)
These songs, rounds, and circle games are arranged with simple accompaniments to be played by students on inexpensive classroom instruments, like a glockenspiel with removable bars.
Cross-curricular activities are included to tie music and academic subjects together and to strengthen phonemic awareness and literacy. This classroom music curriculum for circle time (a printable PDF) includes 51 lesson plans with music in a 2-page spread for ease of use; song lyrics in large print to display; Rain Rhythm Cards, 4 different sets with a total of 48 cards; and Umbrella Haiku Art and Writing mini-unit.