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Looking to use PreK Lesson 24 in your PreK classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat, Dynamics, Tempo, Timbre of Voices, Melodic Direction (high-middle-low)

You'll also cover the themes of: Alphabet Songs, Animal Songs, Food Songs, Insects

PreK Lesson 24

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the echoes for “It’s Music Time”
  2. Say the “Hello Beat Chant”
  3. Move to show beat or no beat
  4. Sing to Bobo
  5. Read the “Ox and Fox” story
  6. Teach “Letter X”
  7. Teach “Ox and Fox” and copy the movements
  8. Sing “Ox and Fox” and do the movements
  9. Optional: Practice printing the letter X
  10. Read the poem “Here is the Beehive”
  11. Teach the fingerplay “Here is the Beehive”
  12. Teach “Bee Bee Bumblebee”
  13. Play the “Bee Bee Bumblebee” game
  14. Sing the echoes in “I Like Leprechauns”
  15. Keep the beat with “Irish Washerwoman”
  16. Review “Go Bananas”
  17. Sing “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 move to show beat and no beat.
  • I can identify the letter X and can tell what sound it makes.
  • I can perform a fingerplay using expression to show the meaning of the words.
  • I can sing a simple song and accompany my singing.
  • I can sing an echo song.
  • I can respond to changes in tempo.

Sing the echoes for “It’s Music Time”

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Song Used: It’s Music Time

Sing the echoes for “It’s Music Time”

Sing and move to the music

Give students beat strips and have them point to the beat as they sing.

Beat Strips are in supporting resources.

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Say the “Hello Beat Chant”

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Song Used: Hello Beat Chant

Say the “Hello Beat Chant”

Sing hellos in different ways, pat the beat or play on guiro.

Move to show beat or no beat

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Move to show beat or no beat

Teacher plays a beat on a drum. The kids move in place to show beat/no beat.

When they hear the beat - they move.

When there is no beat on the drum - they freeze in place.

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Sing to Bobo

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Practice Item Used: Bobo

Sing to Bobo

Echo what Bobo sings.

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Read the “Ox and Fox” story

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Song Used: X – Ox and Fox

Read the “Ox and Fox” story

Watch Mrs. Herro tell the Letter X story and teach the song.

OR - read the story and teach the song yourself.

Ox and Fox lived in a field. The field didn’t have many trees, and there weren’t any good places to hide when it rained. One day there was a big windstorm and a very big box blew into the field.

“Oh,” thought the fox. “This would be a very good house for me.” The fox ran to the box and jumped in. It was nice and dry in the box.

Unfortunately, Ox thought that the box looked nice and dry. Ox decided that he wanted to go inside the box too. The fox fit quite well in the box, but Ox did not. The box was squished and so was the fox. “Ow!” said the fox. The fox hurt his paw and had to go to the animal hospital for an X-ray. The next time that Ox wants to climb into a box, he was going to have to be extra careful!

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Teach “Letter X”

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Song Used: X – Ox and Fox

Teach “Letter X”

Sing the Letter X song.

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Teach “Ox and Fox” and copy the movements

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Song Used: X – Ox and Fox

Teach “Ox and Fox” and copy the movements

Copy the actions for the song.

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Sing "Ox and Fox" and do the movements

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Song Used: X – Ox and Fox

Sing "Ox and Fox" and do the movements

Sing and do the movements.

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Optional: Do the letter X worksheet

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Song Used: X – Ox and Fox

Optional: Do the letter X worksheet

Optional: If you have a printer, copy the worksheets and complete them.

Alternate activity: Give each child a piece of paper and have them practice printing the letter x.

Then have them draw 2 things that use the letter x.

Read the poem “Here is the Beehive”

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Song Used: Here Is the Beehive

Read the poem “Here is the Beehive”

Say the poem and demonstrate the actions for them. Ask the children if there were parts of the poem that you said in a quiet voice (hidden away where nobody sees). Discuss why you might say that part of the poem quietly. Invite the children to say the poem and do the actions with you.

Dramatize the poem. Choose five children to be the “bees” and have the other children make a circle around them to be the “hive” (or cover the five children with a large scarf). Say the poem, and when the bees come out of the hive the children “fly” out and around the room, buzzing like bees.

Teach the fingerplay “Here is the Beehive”

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Song Used: Here Is the Beehive

Teach the fingerplay “Here is the Beehive”

Watch and copy the movements in the demo video.

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Teach “Bee Bee Bumblebee”

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Song Used: Bee Bee Bumblebee

Teach “Bee Bee Bumblebee”

Play the “Bee Bee Bumblebee” game

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Song Used: Bee Bee Bumblebee

Play the “Bee Bee Bumblebee” game

Form a circle. Have each of the children hold hands out. Tap each of the
children’s hands in turn with bumblebee puppet or toy. When you come to the last child, give the child the bumblebee puppet and he “flies” around the circle buzzing high and low, moving the bee puppet to show the high and low sounds. If you have a very small class you may be able to give every child a turn to be the “bee.” If you have a larger class, you may want to have four bumblebee toys that you can give to four children. Give them out on beats 4, 8, 12 and 16. Then all four fly around the outside of the circle at the same time. Have the children sit down when they’ve had a turn. If you don’t have bumblebee toys, make pipe cleaner finger puppets.

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Sing the echoes in “I Like Leprechauns”

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Song Used: I Like Leprechauns

Sing the echoes in “I Like Leprechauns”

Sing or play the song for the children and have them sing the echo parts. After hearing the “together” part of the song when all sing, the students may be able to join in. Create actions for this song.

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Keep the beat with “Irish Washerwoman”

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Song Used: Irish Washerwoman

Keep the beat with “Irish Washerwoman”

Option 1 - choose instruments and play the beat.

Option 2 - choose leaders to create movements to the beat while the class copies.

There are 3 sections, so you can choose 3 leaders.

Invite the children to tell you how the music changes in the selection. (faster, higher)

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Review “Go Bananas”

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Song Used: Go Bananas

Review “Go Bananas”

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Sing “Skinnamarink”

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

Sing “Skinnamarink”

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