Music & Movement

SRES Music & Movement classes are led by Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers. Check back for lessons, videos, activities, and more!

2021-2022 School Year
Video for the Week of Aug. 30
It looked like a pile of sticks, but it wasn’t a pile of sticks it was a pile of alphabet letters! Let’s have fun with SRES Music & Movement teacher Mrs. Meyers naming letters and using your body to form letters. What letters or words can you make with a pile of sticks?


Video for the Week of Aug. 23

Mrs. Meyers leads children through movements to stimulate minds and bodies. In this video, we learn what it means to be helpful with the story, "Edie is Ever So Helpful," by Sophy Henn. Join in with a song about being "helpful at home."




2020-2021 School Year

VIDEOS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 29
Are you ready to flop your ears? Wiggle your nose? Shake your tail? Crunch a delicious carrot? And…of course, hop like a bunny? Join Mrs. Meyers for Boom-Chicka-Boom-Easter!


VIDEOS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 22
Get ready to sing and move as we wander with Mrs. Meyers to see what we might find outside since Spring is finally here! Grab a toilet paper tube to use as your telescope and venture outside. What kinds of things will you find on your Spring Adventure Hunt? Check out the "Spring is Here" song by The Learning Station with lyrics.


Field Day Spoon Relay video to generate excitement about this upcoming SRES event!


VIDEO FOR WEEK OF MARCH 15
Do you like parades? St. Patrick’s Day is Wednesday, March 17. It is a festive holiday that has evolved into a worldwide celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green! It is often celebrated with a PARADE! Your imagination will be in full swing as you grab your egg shaker, get into your row boat, and participate in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade with Music & Movement teacher Mrs. Meyers!

 

VIDEO FOR WEEK OF FEB. 22
Mrs. Meyers has a very special guest: Tom Lindsey! Mr. Lindsey is such a wonderful storyteller. Have you ever re-told a story? Mr. Lindsey will be retelling the story we read last week, "Caps For Sale," but in his own words. SRES students: Please bring 3 small hand towels folded, or socks, or caps, to our class meetings on TEAMS. Do you think you will be able to balance them on your head like the Peddler? Get ready to laugh and have some fun!


VIDEO FOR WEEK OF FEB. 16
We will listen to a story called "Caps For Sale," told and Illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina, about a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business. Click here to learn more about the author. Then, let’s get funky and move to the Funky Monkey Dance.


VIDEO FOR WEEK OF FEB. 8
Snowman Freeze and Snowman Pose: Get ready to have “snow” much fun when we make a snowman with Mrs. Meyers! When you hear the word "freeze," make sure you stop moving your body. After the song, we will calm our body by doing the Snow Man Pose. Don’t forget to count slowly to five as our body starts to relax: 1…2…3…4…5!

Check out these other fun snow activities:



VIDEO FOR WEEK OF FEB. 1
Do you like pizza? Follow along with Mrs. Meyers for some fun movement using our hands. We will sing a fun repeat-after-me song with a growing pattern. We can be a Pizza Man, Tarzan, Lead the Band, Superman, and Ride a Horse with a Lasso in my Hand. Ready? Let’s have fun! Click here to watch the original Pizza Man movement song.



VIDEO FOR WEEK OF JAN. 25
Quick! Grab a pair of gloves, mittens, or a pair of socks to cover your hands. Let’s have fun by acting out what our hands can do. Remember: Your hands may be small, but they can do BIG things that make this a wonderful world. What are some ways you move your hands?VIDEO FOR WEEK OF JAN. 19

Grab your shaker and have fun with Mrs. Meyers doing some silly movements. "Shake Your Sillies Out" is a great brain break action song to help you feel energized. When children take a moment to sing, dance, move, and even laugh, they can return to their academics feeling happy, energized and renewed.


VIDEO FOR WEEK OF JAN. 11

Let’s Shake It Up with Mrs. Meyers! Grab your shaker and let’s move in different ways!

Let’s shake, roll, clap, and tap.
Let’s shake it up high (and down low)
Let’s jump and hop - on one foot, then the other!
Let’s shake and turn around then shake and sit down!
Let’s also sing and shake as we perform a classic nursery rhyme (Hickory Dickory Dock) using our shaker.

What are some other ways you can shake your noisemaker?
Have fun and check out this video of Hickory Dickory Dock.




VIDEO FOR WEEK OF JAN. 5
Let’s Celebrate the New Year! Mrs. Meyers shows students how to create a noise maker to celebrate the New Year. She suggests using whatever you have around, including plastic bottles, boxes, paper plates, or toilet paper rolls, as well as beans, rice, pasta, beads, pebbles, or sticks. Remember not to fill it too much. Have fun!



VIDEO FOR WEEK OF DEC. 14
Get ready to move! Copy Mrs. Meyer’s movements as she finds a place for herself as the elf. This adventure uses a chair instead of a shelf. Find a chair. Decorate your chair. Be an elf! Let’s have fun together! Are there other ways to move as an Elf on a Chair?



VIDEO FOR WEEK OF DEC. 7
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, I made it out of clay... Are you ready to move like a dizzy dreidel? This classic game of ‘spin the dreidel’ is a favorite for both children and adults during Hanukkah time. Join Mrs. Meyers in singing the Dreidel song along with her sons, Blake and Brent.

Bonus content: Sesame Street: Telly plays Dreidel




VIDEO FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 30
Join Music & Movement teacher Mrs. Meyers as she moves to "The World is A Rainbow," by Greg & Steve. The second part of the video teaches ASL (American Sign Language) for the song lyrics. Learning sign language benefits children in many ways. It helps them to develop fine ad gross motor skills, helps them to communicate effectively, and enhance language and listening skills by helping them learn their ABCs and spelling.




VIDEOS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 16-20
Mrs. Meyers presents the book "The Thank You Book" (An Elephant and Piggie Book), by Mo Willems. Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important. It’s a Thankarama!


We have a lot for which to be thankful. Join Mrs. Meyers in moving to some music full of gratitude. What are you grateful for?



VIDEO FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 9-13
Mrs. Meyers presents the book "Elephants Cannot Dance!" by Mo Willems through a puppet show! After the puppet show, get ready to stand up and dance like an elephant! Do you think Gerald would approve? "The Elephant Dance Song" is a simple and fun song with lots of actions to learn body parts. Can you come up with your own elephant moves?




VIDEOS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 2-6
Mrs. Meyers is celebrating MO-vember and in this video shows students how they can perform their own puppet show using the book, "Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems. This book can also be read on BookFlix (UN: saltriver, PW saltriver), along with its nonfiction pairing, "Car Safety," which shares the theme of being safe while riding in a vehicle.

After reading this book, check out this cool Bus Safety video with Mrs. Meyers and Bernie Bear, who show us how to be safe on the school bus AND sing a special Community version of "The Wheels on the Bus." 




VIDEO FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 26-30
Are you ready for some Spooktacular Fun with Mrs. Meyers? Watch the latest Music & Movement video and then check out these other fun Halloween-themed videos:




VIDEO FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 19-23
Join Music & Movement teacher Mrs. Meyers by using body movements to spell the word VOTE! Forming the letters with their bodies will help children remember how to spell words. Find more Youth Vote activities from Sesame Street here and here



VIDEO FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 12-16
Join Music & Movement Teacher Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers by singing and marching to “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” Enjoy more Patriotic Songs below.



VIDEO FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 28-OCT. 2
Mrs. Meyers' class bear is lost! Can you help her by using your map to go through the Community to find Bernie Bear? (You can play this music to help you search: "We're Going on a Bear Hunt," by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury)




VIDEO FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 21-24
Mrs. Bell's Bells: Please join Mrs. Meyers and her special guest, Mrs. Bell, for more bell talk! Mrs. Bell has traveled all around the world and will share some of the bells in her vast collection. Joke: Why do cows wear cow bells? Because their horns don’t work. Mrs. Meyers also suggests students check out this bell dance called, "Ring the Bell." 

If you have a printer at home, you can also print out this bell design and create your own bell to use while you dance and sing!






VIDEO FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 14-18
Mrs. Bell's Bells: Please join Mrs. Meyers and her special guest, Mrs. Bell, as they talk about... BELLS! Mrs. Bell has traveled all around the world and will share some of the bells in her collection. Enjoy more bell sounds from the links below:



VIDEOS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 8-11
SRES Music & Movement teacher Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers shows you how you can connect with your child using the rhyme "Little Miss Muffet" as an I Love You Ritual. According to Conscious Discipline, I Love You Rituals are “structured connecting activities that include eye contact, touch, presence and playfulness. Families benefit from I Love You Rituals at bedtime, morning routine, before or after meals, when saying goodbye, while on the diapering table, and more.”




Balance is the ability to maintain a controlled body position during task performance, whether it is sitting at a table, walking the balance beam, or stepping up onto a curb. Join Music & Movement teacher Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers as she finds different motor skills to move across a log. Curious about how children develop balance? Click here to find out more.




VIDEOS FOR THE WEEK OF AUG. 31-SEPT. 4
Join Music & Movement Teacher Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers singing a song about friendship called, "You’ve Got A Friend In Me."




VIDEOS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 24-28
SRES Music & Movement teacher Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers inspires students to move with sweeping motions and arch-like movements to the iconic song by Kermit the Frog, “Rainbow Connection.”



SRES Music & Movement teacher Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers shows you how you can connect with your child using the song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" as an I Love You Ritual. According to Conscious Discipline, I Love You Rituals are “structured connecting activities that include eye contact, touch, presence and playfulness. Families benefit from I Love You Rituals at bedtime, morning routine, before or after meals, when saying goodbye, while on the diapering table, and more.”




Videos for the week of August 17-21

Sing along with Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers: "One Two Buckle My Shoe!" Nursery Rhymes encourage comprehension skills and early literacy skills.



Drain Breathing is a calming technique. Join Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers as she welcomes the day and reviews S.T.A.R. breathing techniques and introduces another technique to stay calm throughout the day. Learn more about Drain Breathing here.

 

Music & Movement teacher Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers leads students through the brain break activity, "The Freeze."



It's Brain Break time! Join Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers with some cool grooves!



Videos for the week of August 10-14

"Hey Diddle Diddle" with Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers!



Take a brain break with Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers and the Chicken Dance!



Students can do STAR breathing with Mrs. Burstyn-Meyers!

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