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Ms. McDonough's UA Class: Week of 11/2 - 11/6

K - 2 Activities

Let’s learn how to sing and sign a music scale. 

A music scale arranges pitches or tones from low to high. 

Watch this video to remind you how to sing and sign the music scale.

Let's sing "Do Re Mi"  from the musical “The Sound of Music” using our solfege hand signs!

Let’s explore high and low pitches using this Roller Coaster Vocal Exploration. 

Follow the roller coaster with your voice going high and low.

3 - 5 Activities

For this week's activity, please watch the following video on Hip-Hop and Rap music on BrainPop.  You will need your SCHOOL'S username and password. 

Usernames and passwords are found on your school's library webpage below:

Barron Library

Fisk Library

Lancaster Library

North Salem Library

Soule Library

Find link that says "Click here for usernames and passwords" near the top of the page.

Next, please watch this video on Hip Hop Rap Talk. 

We will learn how to “Free Rap”. 

At the end of the video there is time for you to give it a try.

Let's Practice!

Now practice with a family member…

Here are some conversation starters:


Hi Mom, what are we having for dinner?

Hi Dad, can we go outside today?

What’s your favorite Song? Favorite Movie?  Favorite Food?

I love it when my (dog/cat etc.)…..


Your goal should be to rap talk for 30 seconds!

Use my rhythm tracks or find your own.

You can rap talk over your favorite rap song rhythm.


Mellow Groove Rock Beat

Groove Rock Drum Beat