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Kindergarten Lesson 19

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the echoes in “Welcome to School”
  2. Echo fruit rhythms
  3. Create your own rhythms with fruit
  4. Review “Button Factory”
  5. Play the game with “Button Factory”
  6. Teach “Pretty Princess”
  7. Watch the video of Sleeping Beauty with the students and sing the verses
  8. Review “Fiddledeedee”
  9. Play the game with “Fiddledeedee”
  10. Teach “Cheer for 100”
  11. Do the movement for “Cheer for 100!”
  12. Review “Who Has the Pencil”
  13. Play the game with “Who Has the Pencil?”
  14. Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

Extensions:

Musicplay is a menu. The teacher is not expected to teach every song or activity. Choose the songs and activities from the list that will best fit your schedule and the needs of your students.

Objectives

  • I can sing alone and with others.
  • I can move to the beat.
  • I can echo fruit rhythms.

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"

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Song Used: Welcome to School

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School".

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Echo fruit rhythms

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Echo fruit rhythms

Echo the rhythms.

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Create your own rhythms with fruit

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Create your own rhythms with fruit

Create your own rhythms with fruit.

Review “Button Factory”

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Review “Button Factory”

Teach the chant by rote, demonstrating the actions as you go. Have the children copy your actions. Ask the students to tell you if this singing game uses a singing voice or a speaking voice. (speaking)

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Play the game with "Button Factory"

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Play the game with "Button Factory"

This is a cumulative game. You begin with one action, and add an action each repetition. Begin the chant, snapping the beats from side to side. On “Turn the button with your left hand” begin waving your left hand to the beat. The second time through the song substitute the words “Turn the button with your right hand.” Now you should be waving both your left hand and right hand. Add the left leg, right leg, head and tongue. This is a fun way to keep the beat!

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Teach "Pretty Princess"

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Teach "Pretty Princess"

Read the story to the students. Sing the verses of the song at the appropriate spot in the story. Pause the song between verses to read the story. If you have a colorful storybook that you prefer to use, you can use it. You can use any version of the story with this activity. Have students create a class book of the story. It’s a printable PDF online and can be found in the song list. Each student could illustrate one verse or part of one verse.

Watch the video of Sleeping Beauty with the students and sing the verses

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Watch the video of Sleeping Beauty with the students and sing the verses

Watch the video of the Sleeping Beauty story.

Sing along with the verses of the song at the appropriate spot in the story.

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Review "Fiddledeedee"

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Review "Fiddledeedee"

Teach the song by rote.

This song presents an opportunity to discuss the most appropriate way to choose partners. They need to learn to choose partners in a way that doesn’t leave anyone out and hurt their feelings. I often use an analogy that goes something like this. “If the principal came and asked if I wanted to go out for lunch with her today and I said “No way!” the principal would have really hurt feelings wouldn’t she? If the principal asks me to go for lunch, I’ll go, even if the principal isn’t my very best friend. In the same way, if a student invites you to be a partner, you should join him so you don’t hurt his feelings.

If I have an even number of students I don’t play. If I have an odd number of students I will play, and make sure that I choose the student that might be left out by the other students.

Play the game with "Fiddledeedee"

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Play the game with "Fiddledeedee"

Form a circle. Choose one or two children to start the game. (It goes quicker with two.) These two children walk around the inside of the circle. On the words “On the way I met a friend” they shake hands with the child they are in front of. They pat the words “fiddledeedee” on their legs. Then they do the clap pattern with their partner - clap own hands, clap partner’s hands. Then, all four children walk around the inside of the circle and choose partners. Then eight children walk around, etc. until all children have a partner.

Alternate Game: The children in the class scatter throughout the classroom. The class sings the verse softly, while all walk slowly around the circle, looking for a partner. They should have chosen a partner by the time they get to the words “On the way I met a friend.” With their partner they do a simple clapping pattern: clap own hands, clap partner’s hands, etc. When the song repeats they go looking for a new partner. They shouldn’t choose the same partner twice in the game.

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Teach "Cheer for 100"

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Song Used: Cheer for 100!

Teach "Cheer for 100"

This song was written as an echo song. For ESL students or students with language learning difficulties echo songs are easy to learn. They only have to remember a short section of lyrics. You can teach the song by having the students sing the echoes.

Ask the students to identify the purpose of the song. (celebrate 100 day)

As part of a 100 day celebration, have the students make pompoms with 100 strips of paper. (Cut 10 pieces of tissue paper into strips; you then have groups of 10. The students count out 10 groups of 10.) Use the pompoms as part of the performance of the song.

Use the movement suggestions given in the kids demo that follows, or create your own choreography.

Have the students echo rhythm or melodic patterns. In Kindergarten, students may not be reading notation, so the first activity uses blocks instead of notes. If you have Lego, use lego to compose long/short patterns that you could say and students could echo. You can view Denise doing this with PreK students in the PreK demo video for song 42. "I Like Puppies”.

Do the movement for "Cheer for 100!"

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Do the movement for "Cheer for 100!"

Copy the movement for "Cheer for 100!"

Movement Suggestions:
10 20 30 40 50 or more, (echo)
(pompoms left left, right right at a low level)

Days of school and we’re keeping score (echo)
(pompoms left left, right right at a medium level - waist high)

60 70 80 90 100 is here (echo)
(pompoms left left, right right at a high level)

100 days of school let’s all give a cheer! (echo)
(shake pompoms low to high (low 2x, middle 2x, shoulder 2x, high 2x)

Cheer for 100! Cheer for 100! (echo)
(shake pompoms up up, down down, 4x)

Cheer ‘cause 100 day is here! (echo)
(make a V with arms and shake 8x in the V shape)

Cheer for 100! Cheer for 100! (echo)
(shake pompoms up up, down down, 4x)

Cheer ‘cause 100 day is here! (echo)
(make a V with arms and shake 8x in the V shape, freeze at the end)

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Review “Who Has the Pencil”

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Review “Who Has the Pencil”

Teach the song by rote

Play the game with "Who Has the Pencil?"

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Play the game with "Who Has the Pencil?"

When the students can easily sing it, play the game. Ask all students to close their eyes. Give one student the pencil, one student a book (use a mini-book) and one student a ruler. If they are given an object they will sing the solo when the question is asked by the class. At the end of the song all the students open their eyes and hide their hands behind their backs. Ask students to guess who has each object. This is an excellent way to be able to hear each of your students sing alone. If you wish to use this as an assessment, you can use the rubrics that follow.

Teacher note: We don't have a kids demo for "Who Has the Pencil?". If your students would like to see themselves on MusicplayOnline please review the submission requirements here: https://help.musicplay.ca/can-i-submit-a-kids-demo

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Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

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Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”.

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