Day 4 and 5

1.  Kindness Box and Links:

a.  Say:  We are going to start something new this year.  If you would like to give a student or a teacher or someone else that works at school a nice note, you can put it in the Kindness Mail Box.  The 4th graders will help me deliver them.  I am also going to write notes to students.

b.  Say:  (hold up Kindness Spiral)  I am going to be on the lookout for Kind Students.  If I catch you being kind, you will get a link to attach to the paper chain that I will start over here in the corner.

2.  Kindness Video: 

a.  Say:  We are going to watch a short video of what happens when you are kind to others.

b.  Say:  Can anyone tell me their favorite part of the video?

c.  Say:  (Hold up the Kindness Box)  Raise your hand if you would like to tell me what this box is?

d.  Say:  (Hold up a link)  Raise your hand if you would like to tell me what this link is?

3.  The Car Song:  Students will learn song and motions.

a.  Listen to music (piano) and pat the beat on your lap.

b.  Walk around the room pretending to be the driver of a car.  WALK ON THE BEAT.

c.  Walk around the room:  driver and passenger.  WALK ON THE BEAT.

d.  Walk around the room:  driver and 3 passengers.  WALK ON THE BEAT.

e.  Learn words:  Say words – tap rhythm

f.  Learn motions:  Say words – do motions

g.  Sing song – do motions (all students)

h.  sing song – do motions (randomly pick a student)

Day 2 and 3

Have Seating Chart Ready.  Have students sit in their assigned seat.

* Have Class Dojo Codes ready for the students.

* Have 4-beat rhythm patterns written on the board.

* Show students what Jazz Hands are.

1.  Rhythm Names:  Students will say their name in rhythm while tapping rhythm on instrument.

Say: Okay, boys and girls, we are going to learn how to say our name in rhythms.  I will start with mine.  Mrs. Turner (bi-tim, tim-bi).  When I put my hand out to you, you will echo my name, like this:  Show the students.  Go through the motions of what they should do:  Tap rhythm, Say name. Okay!  Do you remember the instructions?  Say what I say:  Students will say the name while tapping the rhythm. If you understand, shake your jazz hands in the air.  GREAT!

Go through all of the students’ names.

**** IF YOU CAN HEAR ME, PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HEAD.****

2.  Wrap It Up

Say:  Discuss with your neighbor what we did today in class.  Randomly pick a student to tell you what they did in class.