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Lesson Plans


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LARRY SCHROER (lschroer)
Fri, 9 Apr 1999 22:52:12 -0400

I forgot about this activity that I did many years ago when teaching 1ST
grade. When I saw the posts about art and music I remembered this idea. So
I'll pass in on for those of you who might be interested. I gave each child
a line from the complete song "It's A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
and had them copy the line on a long strip of paper. (for 1st grade I cut a
strip of the big lined primary paper.) I glued each strip on the bottom of
a 12x18 white construction paper. Then they had to draw a picture on the
top part above the words to go along with their sentence. I didn't give
them any direction on what to draw only to make sure they could read their
sentence. They did not know it was part of a song. Since some lines of the
song are repeated some chidren had the same line but different pictures.
When they finished I laminated the pages and put them in order (like the
song) and made them into a book with a cover that I made. Then I played the
tape one day while flipping the pages of the "book" Kids loved it! They
thought somebody made a song from their pictures. Then we talked about
Louis Armstrong and his music. I think I may have done this during Black
History Month. The idea was given to me by a friend who did it with 3rd
grade so this can be done with any grade or any song or any technique.
Caution: using this song may bring a tear to your eye the first time you
play it back to the little ones. Mary

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