Mr. E's

Virtual Music Classroom

Hop, Old Squirrel

This picture and story is by Catherine Hsieh. Click her name to see her Web site

If you have the MIDI plug-in, Crescendo, you should be hearing the tune below. If you don't, or if you have difficulties, click here to find further instructions on how to access the music
BE SURE TO SING ALONG!

CATHERINE'S STORY:

Squirrel is taking a walk with a basket on her arm.
"Where are ytou going squirrel?"
"Getting some berries for my children."


To play "Hop, Old Squirrel" ...

have the children simply follow the recommendations of the song (i.e. HOP!) to the beat of the music. Ask the kids to make up different verses to the song, using different actions, e.g., Run, old squirrel, skip, old squirrel, etc. (could also be a different animal and keep the verb the same, changing the action to fit the animal- e.g., Hop old elephant,

OR

Choose an action to go with an animal, e.g., slither old snake, waddle old duck, etc...)

Have FUN!

RESEARCH MORE
Squirrel Information using this link:
THE SQUIRREL PAGE

Here is an "S is for Squirrel" page from an animal alphabet - check it out!!
Here is a page of "Squirrel Tales!"


And here is a poem about a squirrel by the famous poet, William Butler Yeats:
TO A SQUIRREL AT KYLE-NA-NO

by William Butler Yeats

COME play with me;

Why should you run

Through the shaking tree

As though I'd a gun

To strike you dead?

When all I would do

Is to scratch your head

And let you go.



For instructions on hearing the music embedded in these pages, click HERE


Music Activities for KIDS!
Here Comes a Bluebird the song and dance - Bluebird info for Bluebird FUN! (and classroom integration) - Great Big House in New Orleans the song and dance - Great Big Musical Matching Game - Hop Old Squirrel - Hot Cross Buns - Composer of the Month - Past Composers of the Month


Music Activities for CLASSROOM TEACHERS
- How to Use this Virtual Classroom - Music teaching strategies - teaching a song - vocal health - planning for teaching - Lesson Plans


DOWNLOAD needs and NET INFO for using this page:
- QuickTime Musical Instruments info - Download QuickTime 2.1 - Download Crescendo! by Liveupdate - Download Arnold's Midi Player - Download OMS - MacIntosh Midi Users Internet Guide

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