Musicplay is an award winning music curriculum for elementary schools. Musicplay is a sequential curriculum with lessons that follow the calendar year. The weekly lesson outlines the new concepts that will be taught, those that will be reviewed, and include seasonal and holiday repertoire. The planning is done for the teacher!
Year Plans are included for each grade
Monthly Lesson Outlines give you the month at a glance
40 weekly detailed lessons offer you a menu of musical activities. There is more than enough material in the lesson plan for two thirty minute music classes.
The lesson plans are like a menu. There are many song choices and for each song there are activities to choose from. You choose the songs and the activities that teach the curriculum concepts required by your state or province. (Musicplay is aligned to all state and provincial curriculums!) You choose the songs and activities that hold the most appeal for you and your students.
Feel free to substitute freely - Musicplay provides the framework - you get to make the choices.
Recordings are included in the teacher's guides! (No downloads from itunes are required)
* 4 Performance/Accompaniment CDs of songs are included in Musicplay 1!
The Musicplay 1 CDs have more than 100 musical selections! Child and adult voices are used, and there are many recordings licensed from popular children’s entertainers. Accompaniments include Orff arrangements, piano accompaniments and orchestrated accompaniments. Performance songs on the CDs have both performance tracks and accompaniment tracks - you can use the accompaniments only for your performances. Multicultural songs feature authentic performances - the songs are in original languages and are sung by native singers. Many of the multicultural songs are game songs that appeal to children even though the language and sound may be unfamiliar.
Assessment suggestions are given throughout the teacher's guides.
Checklists of important skills are included if your district requires the use of them.
Reproducibles are included in Musicplay 2-6.
Musicplay supports and enhances science, social studies, and language arts curriculums. in first grade, songs to teach vowels and consonants are included. The Big Book for Grade 1 or the Musicplay 1 Digital Resources are a wonderful early literacy tool providing many opportunities for shared reading. Students will develop reading skills while they learn music. View the song list to see the many songs that reinforce and support the themes that you teach in Grade 1.
Musicplay is a curriculum that can be used by a classroom teacher with limited musical training. However, music specialists will appreciate the planning and sequencing that is done for them. Musicplay is used throughout Canada and the USA and in many international schools.