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Cuckoo: Kindergarten and 1st grade solo singing song for sol-mi and ta-titi

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Any time that you ask students to sing by themselves, there is a chance that they are going to get nervous and freak out.

With this lesson-- every one of my students WANTED to sing, and nearly all sang successfully.

This product includes the powerpoint, melody cards, printable resources, and printable lesson plan that I used to teach my students sol-mi. It could also be used for ta and titi or beat vs. rhythm, but I chose sol and mi-- because those are the only notes in this song!

The song is super cute. It is a conversation between a person and a bird. After teaching the song together, I had one student sing the bird part. It was extra exciting because they got to hold our owl, Bizet! (This is the exact one I have!)

I also paired this lesson with the book Cuckoo by Lois Ehlert (get it here!)-- which has English and Spanish words on every page! Perfect for if you have a lot of English Language Learners in your elementary music classroom! While we read, every time I got to the word "cuckoo", we sang it on sol-mi. This could easily be transferred to Orff instruments as well! (None of this is in the lesson plan so... you are welcome for the free lesson right there.)


  • 14 slide powerpoint to teach the song and introduce sol and mi
  • 18 sol-mi prep cards on two line staves
  • Blank 2 line staff and owls to create your own patterns
  • 4 (fun!) worksheets to practice sol-mi and ta-titi

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