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.
Recordings are included in the teacher's guides! (No downloads from itunes are required)
* 4 Performance/Accompaniment CDs of songs and multicultural listening examples are included!
The Musicplay 5 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. Many rounds are included so your students can begin singing in parts. There are wonderful choral selections and folk song arrangements in Musicplay 5 in unison as well two parts.
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 5.
The Musicplay 5 teacher's guide includes reproducible 3 part (SSA) recorder materials.
A recorder performance/accompaniment CD is included!
Musicplay 5 reproducibles include many worksheets for music writing practice and assessment.