Here are some differentiated ideas on including "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie" in your music instruction:
- A fun new way to help your students follow the sequence of this cumulative song is to create this story stick idea from makinglearningfun.com. I like that when you print the sheet from this site, there are picture icons included for the original version of "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" as well. So, when you take the time to make these, they can get double duty!
- For even more differentiated instruction for "Old Lady" click here.
- For American Education Week Festivities this week, I'll have some extra eyes, ears, and hopefully VOICES when we are singing this song: It's Parent Visitation Day both on Tuesday and Thursday at each of my schools!
- At one of my schools, we have a student-led television studio, and they will be broadcasting this lesson to the school as a wrap-up to their news broadcast special feature for Parent Visitation Day. I've recruited some of my third graders to act as co-teachers and assist the first grade students learn this song. I'll be updating on how this activity goes!