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Lower Elementary Challenges (K-2)

Challenge #9

This is our last week of musical challenges! So for this week’s challenge, I am holding a virtual Show and Tell! Here are some ways you can show off your talents:

  • Sing a song (see playlist below for some ideas)
  • Play an instrument (I would love to hear our band and string students)
  • Dance (this includes ballet, tap dancing, hip hop or folk dances we learned in music class)
  • Tell a joke (see website below for some ideas)
  • Read a Book
  • Show off your pet doing tricks
  • Show off your athletic skills

Record yourself showing off your talents and send it to me via email (farynie@dearbornschools.org). Here are my submissions for our Virtual Show and Tell.

Singing a Song Playlist:

Tell a Joke:

List of Jokes for Kids: https://redtri.com/best-jokes-for-kids/

Reading a Poem/Book:

Playing an Instrument:

Pet Doing Tricks:

Challenge #8

For this week’s challenge, we will be exploring Chrome Music Lab. You will need to access the following website for this week’s challenge:

Please watch my lesson below for the instructions. You can send your musical creations to me through email (farynie@dearbornschools.org), Class Dojo or Google Classroom.

Challenge #7

For this week’s challenge, we will be singing and playing a familiar song and game, Bee Bee Bumble Bee. You will need the following for this week’s challenge:

  • 4 stuffed animals, beanie babies, action figures or family members to play the game
  • the words to the song (see below)

Please sing the song while playing the steady beat game with your 4 “friends.” Here is the lesson to see an example of how it’s done. Remember to send me a recording through email (farynie@dearbornschools.org), Google Classroom or your Class Dojo portfolio.

I can’t wait to see and hear your recordings!

Challenge #6

For this week’s challenge, we will be making a water xylophone! You will need the following for this lesson:

  • 3 cups (glass works best)
  • a pitcher filled with water
  • something to tap the glasses (wooden or plastic spoon would be best)
  • food coloring (OPTIONAL)

Here is the lesson and my submission for Challenge #6. Please send your recordings or pictures to me via email (farynie@dearbornschools.org), Class Dojo or Google Classroom. I can’t wait to see and hear your xylophones!

Challenge #5

For this week’s challenge, we are going to be moving! Kindergarten – 2nd grade friends will be dancing to music to show the different parts/sounds of the piece. For this challenge you will need:

  • a scarf (a towel, winter scarf, paper towel or just your hands will also work)

*There are two movement activities below. Please choose ONE and send your recording to me. If you cannot complete the movement challenge, please see the ALTERNATE CHALLENGE #5 below.*

Here is your lesson for Challenge #5, Choice #1. Please see the recording of the music and the chart below so that you can record yourself.

Here is your lesson for Challenge #5, Choice #2. Please see the recording of the music and the chart below so that you can record yourself.

*Please send a recording of yourself demonstrating the movements to me through email (farynie@dearbornschools.org), Google Classroom or Class Dojo portfolio.*

Alternate Challenge #5

Please visit the website below. It should take you to a virtual music room. Click on the items in the music room to visit different musical sites. Click the YELLOW CHECK MARK to finish the challenge.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vS_TkmdYyqftrlxBQoGK3AathXxrDZUFuCFsJs0dup42XoVXdG0XeZcnoHIsAuC5G9gj_1TlKV7cKMv/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Challenge #4

For this week’s challenge, we are going to make our own instruments! Kindergarten – 2nd grade friends are going to make a shaker. For this challenge you will need:

  • a container (pop bottle, cereal box, toilet paper or paper towel tube, plastic egg from Easter, food storage container)
  • filler for the container (beads, rice, cereal, rocks/stones)
  • something to close your container (lid, tape, paper towel with rubber bands, cap to your container)

*If you do not have these materials at home, no worries. Please see the alternate challenge below.*

Here is a tutorial on how to make a shaker:

Here is my tutorial on how to make a shaker:

*Use your shaker to play along with the following rhythm video.*

*Send me a recording of you playing along with the rhythm video or send me a picture of your shaker. You can email me (farynie@dearbornschools.org), upload to your Class Dojo portfolio OR upload and send to me through your Google Classroom.*

Alternate Challenge #4

If you do not have the materials for Challenge #4, please choose a few of the following rhythms and draw them using sidewalk chalk, markers, crayons or colored pencils. Please send me a picture of your rhythms or a recording of you speaking the rhythms.

Here is my submission for our alternate Challenge #4:

Challenge #3

For Challenge #3, please play the following YouTube clip with an instrument that you find around the house. Here are some examples of instruments you might play:

Please choose one egg (or more if you want a challenge) and play your instrument for that egg. Below is the YouTube Clip. Record yourself playing and send to my email, farynie@dearbornschools.org.

Here is my submission for Challenge #3:

Challenge #2

Watch this YouTube clip to review steady beat:

You can show the steady beat in many different ways. You can use your hands to clap, snap or pat the beat, you can show some dance moves or you can use a stuffed animal. Can you choose one of your favorite songs and show the steady beat? You will have to play your favorite song while recording yourself showing the steady beat.

Here is my submission:

All video submissions can be submitted to me through email at farynie@dearbornschools.org

Challenge #1

One of the easiest ways to get rid of germs is by washing our hands properly and frequently. Music can help us with the amount of time we should be scrubbing our hands. Below is my submission for Challenge #1. You can use any song that is at least 20 seconds. Any submissions can be sent to me through email at farynie@dearbornschools.org. Remember, if you submit something for every challenge, you will be entered into a raffle on June 8!