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Looking to use PreK Extra March Lesson in your PreK classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Bunnies, Animal Songs, Food Songs, Garden

PreK Extra March Lesson

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the echoes for “Time for Music”
  2. Say the “Hello Beat Chant”
  3. Review all the instruments using the “Mystery Box”
  4. Sing to Bobo
  5. Say and do the fingerplay with “Ten Little Fingers”
  6. Review “Letter J”
  7. Review “Jump! Jackrabbit Jump!”
  8. Sing “Jump! Jackrabbit Jump!” and copy the movements
  9. Optional: Practice printing the letter J
  10. Echo the vegetable rhythms
  11. Use the vegetable rhythm cards in the game or to compose
  12. Use the word rhythm generator to create an interactive vegetable rhythm
  13. Review “John the Rabbit”
  14. Review the game with “John the Rabbit”
  15. Sing and play the “John the Rabbit” game
  16. Review “Sleepy Bunnies”
  17. Review the actions for “Sleepy Bunnies”
  18. Sing and do the actions for “Sleepy Bunnies”
  19. Review “Jig Jig Jiggles”
  20. Review the movements for “Jig Jig Jiggles”
  21. Sing and move to “Jig Jig Jiggles”
  22. Sing “Skinnamarink”

Extensions:

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can keep a beat with instruments.
  • I can do a fingerplay.

Sing the echoes for “Time for Music”

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Song Used: Time for Music

Sing the echoes for “Time for Music”

Sing Time for Music with the lyrics video.

Count the beats at the end of each verse.
Count the beats out loud.

Think up new ways that you could keep a beat, and sing your new verses.

Numeracy: Counting is numeracy! Cut out 8 hearts and have children tap on the hearts as they count. Take 2 away. Have them count the hearts now - 1-2-3-4-5-6.
In a study at Northwestern University, researchers have linked the ability to keep a beat to reading and language skills.
Read more here: https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/

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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 tone block.

Review all the instruments using the “Mystery Box”

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Song Used: Mystery Box

Review all the instruments using the “Mystery Box”

This month we used a guiro, sticks, tone block, and finger cymbals.

Sing to Bobo

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Practice Item Used: Bobo

Sing to Bobo

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Say and do the fingerplay with “Ten Little Fingers”

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Song Used: Ten Little Fingers

Say and do the fingerplay with “Ten Little Fingers”

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Review “Letter J”

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Song Used: J – Jump Jackrabbit

Review “Letter J”

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Review “Jump! Jackrabbit Jump!”

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Song Used: J – Jump Jackrabbit

Review “Jump! Jackrabbit Jump!”

Sing and move to "Jump Jackrabbit"

If you need movement ideas, the kids demo follows.

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Sing “Jump! Jackrabbit Jump!” and copy the movements

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Song Used: J – Jump Jackrabbit

Sing “Jump! Jackrabbit Jump!” and copy the movements

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Optional: Practice printing the letter J

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Song Used: J – Jump Jackrabbit

Optional: Practice printing the letter J

Echo the vegetable rhythms

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Practice Item Used: Prepare Rhythm

Echo the vegetable rhythms

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Use the vegetable rhythm cards in the game or to compose

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Song Used: John the Rabbit

Use the vegetable rhythm cards in the game or to compose

Use the word rhythm generator to create an interactive vegetable rhythm

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Use the word rhythm generator to create an interactive vegetable rhythm

Review “John the Rabbit”

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Song Used: John the Rabbit

Review “John the Rabbit”

Play the game using the vegetable cards to substitute for the words in the song. Make word rhythms with the vegetable cards. Say and play.

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Review the game with “John the Rabbit”

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Song Used: John the Rabbit

Review the game with “John the Rabbit”

Watch the kides demo for John the Rabbit.
Play the game!

Choose one to be Farmer Brown. Everyone else is a rabbit.
Each time the rabbits sing, "Yes, Ma'am" the rabbits take a little jump closer to the farmer.
At the end of the song, the farmer shoos all the bunnies out of the garden. Have fun!

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Sing and play the “John the Rabbit” game

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Sing and play the “John the Rabbit” game

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Review “Sleepy Bunnies”

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Review “Sleepy Bunnies”

Use this song to discuss dynamics - quiet and loud sounds with the students. Ask them to think of loud sounds. (balloon popping, rocket ship, lion’s roar) Ask them to think of some quiet sounds. (breathing, clock ticking) Have them listen to the sounds around them and list as many sounds as they can.

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Review the actions for “Sleepy Bunnies”

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Review the actions for “Sleepy Bunnies”

Part One: Have the students pretend to be sleeping bunnies. They should lay on the floor. Part Two: After the bunnies have been woken up, they should get up and hop around.

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Sing and do the actions for “Sleepy Bunnies”

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Sing and do the actions for “Sleepy Bunnies”

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Review “Jig Jiggles”

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Review “Jig Jiggles”

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Review the movements for “Jig Jig Jiggles”

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Review the movements for “Jig Jig Jiggles”

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Sing “Skinnamarink”

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Sing “Skinnamarink”

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