It’s Saturday, July 9, 2016, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)
This website, sponsored by the Utah State Office of Education, offers a free online songbook with lesson plans for teaching elementary music education.
When you get to the site you’ll see menu of songs that include children’s favorites such as:
- A Tisket, A Tasket
- Down in the Valley
- Going to the Zoo
- Hot Cross Buns
- Itsy Bitsy Spider
- Kum Ba Yah
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game
- This Little Light of Mine
- and many, many more!
Click on any song and a new page opens where you will find the sheet music, lyrics, suggested activities, ideas for playing instruments, curriculum tie-ins, and more. There’s a complete lesson plan for each song listed. There are also audio files to listen to that accompany the song. Scroll further down the page to find “Movement/Dance Options” which provide dance suggestions for various songs.
While this online songbook was created with classroom teachers in mind, it can be easily tweaked for use in the homeschool or unschool environment as well.