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Bio

Hi! I am Ms. Sheila Deere, K-3 Music Teacher and have been at Pottsville Elementary School for nineteen years. It is a pleasure to teach a subject that I am passionate about. If you need to contact me, you may call the school at 968-2133 and leave a message or your may email me at sheila.deere@pottsvilleschools.org.

 DAY 1, 2, AND 3 AMI/SNOW DAY LESSON PLANS - Kindergarten

Directions: Sing one of these alphabet songs for a family member.

Baa-Baa Black Sheep

Baa-baa black sheep, Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.

One for the master and one for the dame.

And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

 

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the kings horses and all the kings men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

 

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

 

Do your Ears hang low?

Do your ears hang low?

Do they wobble to and fro?

Can you tie ‘em in a knot?

Can you tie ‘em in a bow?

Can you throw them o’er your shoulder

Like a continental soldier?

Do your ears hang low?

 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Let’s go fly a kite.

Up to the highest height.

Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring.

Up thru the atmosphere,

Up where the air is clear.

Oh, let’s go fly a kite!

 

 AMI/SNOW DAY LESSON PLAN - 1st Grade - Day 1 - Directions: Make up motions for three types of winter weather.

1st Grade - Day 2 AMI/Snow Day – 1st Grade

Directions: 1. Sing the song, “Winter weather” for a family member. 2. At the end of the song, “What kind of weather should we expect?”  Tell a family member your favorite kind of winter weather: rain, snow, ice, or wind.

 WINTER WEATHER, ME, OH, MY!

Winter weather, winter, winter weather, me oh, my!

Winter weather, winter, winter weather, me oh, my!

The wind can blow. There’s lots of ice and snow.

We never know from day to day what the weatherman might say.

 Tell us, Mister weatherman, have you checked? What kind of weather should we expect?

Day 3 AMI/Snow Day – 1st Grade - Parents, we have been learning about loud and quiet (soft) sounds in music.

Directions: Tell a family member three loud sounds and three quiet sounds.

DAY 1, 2, AND 3 AMI/SNOW DAY LESSON PLAN - 2nd & 3rd Grade 

Directions: Choose five of the words listed below.  Tell and show the definition to a family member.

 MUSIC WORD WALL - What is . . . ?

Dynamics

Forte (f)

Piano (p)

Mezzo Forte (mf)

Mezzo Piano (mp)

Fortissimo (ff)

Pianissimo (pp)

Beat

Rhythm

Tempo

Andante

Largo

Allegro

Presto

Pitch

Melody

Harmony

Unison

3rd Grade Only - Major Scale

Ballet

3rd Grade Only - Composer