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Looking to use PreK Lesson 29 in your PreK classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat, Timbre of Unpitched Instruments

You'll also cover the themes of: Alphabet Songs

PreK Lesson 29

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  • Vegetable Rhythms

  • Make vegetable rhythm patterns

  • Echo Bobo
  • #111 “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks” – dramatize
  • #114 Letter R~Rockin’ Robin story intro, song

  • explore fast/slow with a metronome

  • #107-108 say and play eggs with metronome at varying tempos

  • Review (as time permits) #113 One Green Jellybean, #107 Jig Jig Jiggles, #103 Sleepy Bunnies #108 “Rain Rain,”   “Pitter Patter,”  Rain story. 

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can play and create with word rhythms
  • I can perform and describe fast and slow
  • I can listen and respond to music. (Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks)

Sing the Opening Song, Time for Music

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Song Used: Time for Music

Sing the Opening Song, 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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Echo the vegetable rhythms

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Echo the vegetable rhythms

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Create your own word rhythms with corn and carrots

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Create your own word rhythms with corn and carrots

I do - We do - You do

- use the interactive activity to model for your students how to create and perform a word rhythm composition

- for example, clap "carrots" and stomp "corn." Do you like it? Keep it. If not, try it another way.

- after modeling for students, give them the carrot/corn cards to create their own patterns.

Create your own word rhythms with corn and carrots

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Create your own word rhythms with corn and carrots

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY COMING SOON

- use the interactive to model how to create and perform word rhythms

- perform with body percussion (pat, clap, stomp), instruments or found sounds

- give the students a page of word rhythms to cut out and create and perform their own patterns

Review the Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

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Song Used: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

Review the Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

- chickens like to eat corn

- in Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, pretend to be a little chick that's trying to peck it's way out the egg. On long notes take a rest. At the end of the selection did the chick get out?

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Letter R story with Mrs. Herro

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Letter R story with Mrs. Herro

Listen as Mrs. Herro tells the Letter R story and teaches the songs.

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Sing the Letter R Song

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Song Used: R – Rockin’ Robin

Sing the Letter R Song

Watch and listen to the Letter R Song.

Play again and sing along.

Literacy: Learn letters and letter sounds with the Alphabet Action songs. These are included in Musicplay PreK and in these Online Music Lesson modules.

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Watch and Listen to the Song "Rockin' Robin"

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Song Used: R – Rockin’ Robin

Watch and Listen to the Song "Rockin' Robin"

Watch and listen to the song "Rockin' Robin".

Play it again and sing along.

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Watch the Kids demo for the Song "Rockin' Robin"

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Song Used: R – Rockin’ Robin

Watch the Kids demo for the Song "Rockin' Robin"

Watch the kids demo for the song "Rockin' Robin".

Pretend you are playing a guitar, and make up some moves to the music!

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Explore fast/slow with a metronome

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Explore fast/slow with a metronome

A metronome is a great way to explore fast and slow.

Set the metronome to slow and clap 8 beats.

Then set it to fast and clap 8 beats.
Enjoy exploring different settings.

Review the poems "Chook Chook" and "Shakin' Eggs" and try them at different tempos with the metronome. The poems are given below if you need to review them.

Review #109 "Chook Chook"

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Review #109 "Chook Chook"

review the poem "Chook Chook"

- try it at different tempos

Review the poem "Shakin' Eggs"

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Review the poem "Shakin' Eggs"

- review the poem

- try it at different tempos

Review as time permits #113 "One Green Jelly Bean"

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Review as time permits #113 "One Green Jelly Bean"

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Review as time permits #107 "Jig Jig Jiggles"

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Review as time permits #107 "Jig Jig Jiggles"

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Review as time permits #103 "Sleepy Bunnies"

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Review as time permits #103 "Sleepy Bunnies"

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Review as time permits "Rain Rain Story"

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Review as time permits "Rain Rain Story"

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