Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Plants Have 4 Parts

Welcome back to More with Music!

I've been working on several songs lately and can't wait to share them here on More with Music!
One song I've been meaning to share (and recently added some extras to), is about plants.
This song helps students learn the four basic parts of a plant:  the roots, stem, leaves, and flower.

When I sing this song with students, I incorporate the counting aspect of the song to motivate the students to participate. With younger students, we use our fingers to count while we sing the song. With older students, we sing each number, and I pause after each number to highlight the counting. Using a pause in the music is a great idea if you want to assess and motivate a student participating in an academic skill such as counting, labeling, spelling,etc..

I highly recommend using a visual with this song.  The students learn so much when music and academic information is paired with a visual that they can see and touch.  If you don't want to use a real plant as an example, you can use an artificial plant or a picture of a real plant as well.

As always, thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned for more song posts this summer!

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