Today, I taught the students the song, "The 5 Little Pumpkins". We sang it several times, and then I brought out 5 pumpkin masks. I had some of the students come up in front of the class and help act out the song. They loved it! We'll definitely be singing it all month. Later in music class, they got to play on xylophones with Mrs. Baer. They all did a great job waiting for their turn, since there were only 5 xylophones. Then, Mrs. Baer brought out the rhythm sticks. Mrs. Baer would play a pattern, and then the students would repeat the pattern. Mrs. Baer and I thought they were excellent little musicians. Here is the song "The 5 Little Pumpkins" for you to sing along with your kids at home (don't worry, they'll help you):
5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The 1st one said, "It's getting late."
The 2nd one said, "There's witches in the air."
The 3rd one said, "I don't care."
The 4th one said, "Let's run and run and run."
The 5th one said, "It's time for some halloween fun."
So ooooo went the wind and out (clap) went the lights and the 5 little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
5 Little Pumpkins
Playing on the xylophones
Playing with rhythm sticks