Lauren Hulit

Music Teacher

       Hello! I am a first-year K-1 Music Teacher at Rawlins Elementary School and I graduated this past May with my bachelor's in Music Education with a minor in Disability Studies from the University of Wyoming. I'm from Laramie, WY and enjoyed being involved in the Western Thunder Marching Band as head of the drumline for 2 seasons while also helping out with local music ensembles and an internship at the Cooper Center for the Performing Arts in Laramie. I enjoy finding ways to include multisensory learning techniques into my lessons to appeal to more learning styles of my students.

Music Classroom Rules:

  • Raise your hand and wait for the teacher to call on you to speak.
  • Respect yourself, friends, instruments, and materials.
  • Clean up messes.
  • Have fun!

School Closure Music Lesson Resources

  • Musical Preferences Worksheet:
  • YouTube: Search for "Lauren Hulit" as the channel name. All of my videos were originally used for sub plans, but they feature a game called "Poison!" that we've worked on in class.

Quarter 1 Units and Repertoire

August 15-26: Back to School

  • Kindergarten                                        
  1. Wheels on the Bus
  2. Freeze Dance
  3. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  • 1st Grade
  1. Jump In, Jump Out
  2. 10 Little Monkeys

August 26-September 19: Ocean Unit

  • Kindergarten
  1. “Tortoise” from “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens
  2. Charlie Over the Ocean
  3. Crocodile Song (She Sailed Away)
  4. The Monkeys and the Crocodile
  5. Who’s Got A Fish Pole?
  6. Crocodile Song (The Learning Station)
  • 1st Grade
  1. There Was a Little Turtle
  2. A Sailor Went to Sea
  3. Down by the Bay
  4. Down by the Banks
  5. Charlie Over the Ocean

September 19-October 17: Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Kindergarten
  1. De Colores
  2. 10 Deditos
  3. Mexican Hat Dance
  4. Spicy Salsa
  5. Bate Bate Chocolate
  • 1st Grade
  1. Oye Como Va
  2. “Samba Do Brasil” by Ey Macalena
  3. “Real in Rio” from Rio (movie)
  4. Mexican Hat Dance
  5. Bate Bate Chocolate

Quarter 2 Units and Repertoire

October 21-December 10 Holiday Program

  • Kindergarten

1. Peppermint Candy Cane

2. Five Little Latkes

3. Bate Bate Chocolate (spoken poem)

        Bate bate, chocolate

        Bate bate, chocolate

        Uno, dos, tres, Cho!

        Uno, dos, tres, Co!

        Uno, dos, tres, La!

        Uno, dos, tres, Te!

        Bate bate, chocolate

        Bate bate, chocolate

4. Jingle Bells

  • 1st Grade

1. Grandma's Chicken Soup:

2. Don't Eat a Poinsettia

3. Holiday Sing-Along (Deck the Halls, Santa Claus is Coming to Town,  and We Wish You a Merry Christmas)


  • Grand Old Flag

  • My Hero

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Essential Standards for Quarter 3:

  • FPA4.1.M.1: Students develop basic musicianship through practice, rehearsal, and revision.
  • FPA4.1.M.2: Students perform independently and with others, developing pitch accuracy, rhythm, posture, and steady beat, a varied repertoire of music.
  • FPA4.1.M.3: Students improvise simple rhythms, melodies, and accompaniments using a variety of traditional and nontraditional sounds.
  • FPA4.2.M.2: Students respond to aural examples by moving to and describing music of various styles.

Quarter 2 Units and Repertoire

January 6-February 1 World Folk Dances and Winter Unit

  • 1st Grade
  1. “Snow” from “White Christmas”
  2. Poison!
  3. Sasha! (Russia)
  4. Kentucky Run “Christie” (Colonial America)
  • Kindergarten
  1. Les Saluts (France)
  2. The Horrah (Jewish Tradition)
  3. Poison!
  4. Mitten, Mitten

February 1-February 28 Jazz Unit

  • 1st Grade
  1. 12 Bar Blues
  2. "A Tisket, A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald
  3. Gary Clark Jr. 12 Bar Blues
  4. “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” by Lloyd Moss
  • Kindergarten
  1. "When the Saints Go Marching In"
  2. "St Louis Blues"
  3. "Bill Bailey"
  4. "This Old Hammer"
  5. "Daybreak Express" by Duke Ellington
  6. “Easy Living” By The Count Basie Orchestra

March 2-Present Music in Our Schools Month Unit

  • 1st Grade
  1. “The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky
  2. “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World
  3. “Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You?” by Dr. Seuss
  4. We Are Playing in the Forest
  5. Google Chrome Lab: a website with musical games and activities for all ages. The kids have enjoyed playing pictionary with the Kandinsky app, which turns their artwork into a musical composition.
  6. “Fantasia on the Dargason” by Gustav Holst
  • Kindergarten
  1. “Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You?” by Dr. Seuss
  2. “Dr. Seuss’s ABC An Amazing Alphabet Book”
  3. “The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky
  4. “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World
  5. Cut the Cake
  6. “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin
  7. Irish Stew dance
  8. “Rakes of Mallow”
  • Choir
  1. "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"
  2. "It Don't Mean A Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing" by Duke Ellington
  3. "You Are My Sunshine"

K-1 Music Grading Rubric

Contact Info


Phone: (307) 328-9299 ext. 4207

Best times for contact: T&Th 9:40-10:10am or 3-3:30pm after school.

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