Extra Resources for Music during COVID-19 Closure

Below are some links and activities that can be used for all elementary students, but are especially good for Kindergarten – 1st Grade Students.

I will be updating these every week.

Kindergarten & First Grade

On average, Kindergarten students in the Twin Falls School District receive about 20-25 minutes per week of music instruction and First Grade receives approximately 50 minutes of music instruction each week. The following links and suggestions are included to help parents with resources to help in that endeavor. One of the most important aspects of music instruction for kindergarten students is that they have fun being creative and expressive in both voice and movement. These resources should help the students move, get creative, and sing with joy.

Something New

Here is something new to try for the week of April 20. ArtsWave is providing free, 10-week subscriptions to the public for Mindful Music Moments, a wonderful series of brief, daily meditations for all ages.

Singing and Moving

There’s A Bunny In My Easter Basket –

Spring Is Here –

Rain, Rain, Go Away –

Students can also access the Music Class GoNoodle page through Clever. So take a break and sing and dance! One of my favorites is The Hokey Pokey, why don’t you try it now?

This is a great lesson on singing from PBS Learning. Students can access other PBS resources through the link in Clever when students visit Mr. Gibson’s Class Stuff. PBS Singing Lesson

**NEW**  Check out this great lesson Experiment with different instruments, sounds, and rhythms with this PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC® online game. After choosing a drum set, xylophone, or harp, children make changes in order to create their own unique musical instrument, and then play along with the Pinkalicious & Peterrific characters in a musical performance. PBS Interactive Lesson

Learning About Music

The Music Show – Episodes #1-6 –

Music K-8 – Reinforcing Presto & Largo –

**NEW** Visit Quaver’s Music through the Clever site to get even more music training. Be sure to look at the Student Interactives section.

Free Streaming of Concerts – for Listening

Seattle Symphony – John Williams conducts “Rey’s Theme” – from Star Wars –

London Symphony Orchestra – Brahms Symphony No 1 // London Symphony Orchestra & Valery Gergiev –

One Big Voice – An Australian Children’s Choir that is formed annually (there’s a lot to see on the site)

**NEW** Follow this link Quaver and enter the Code:328X2X to participate in this activity.

Creating Music

Chrome Music Lab – This is a great place for students of all ages to experiment with various apps that create musical experiences. Take some time to play and have fun with music.

Grove Pizza – If you are feeling a little more adventurous you can create music using this site designed by NYU

**NEW**  Classics For Kids – This weeks lesson is all about Antonio Vivaldi’s – Spring: from The Four Seasons


2nd – 5th Grade

All students in grades 2-5 will be using Google Classroom to access and complete all music assignments during the COVID-19 Closure.

Students can sign in through Clever, or use their school email to login directly.

Parents are encouraged to join the classroom as well. This makes it easy to connect and help your students be successful.