Grade 1 Activities

May Day 2017

We learned a new song - Bounce High, Bounce Low.

First graders playing instruments to the steady beat and tapping the steady beat!

Rudolph 2016

On December 21st, we will have our annual school sing-a-long.  The first graders will be singing "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" for the rest of the school.

Read below to practice at home...

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say:
"Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight?'

Then how the reindeer loved him, as they shouted out with glee:
"Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, you'll go down in history!"

We are working on loud and soft voices in first grade.  Here is a student leader choosing which voice for the class to use.

First graders are working on the musical concept of fast and slow.  Here they are taking a listening test to identify which tempo I am singing.  They are presenting their ideas confidently - a thinking practice!!

In first grade, we are working on fast and slow speeds!  We listened to Flight of the Bumblebee, a very fast piece of music.
If you want to hear it again, click on this video:-)

Can you say this poem snail speed (slow) and mouse speed (fast)?

Touch your shoulders, touch your knees
Raise your hands and drop them please
Touch your ankles, touch your toes
Pull your ears and touch your nose