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Looking to use PreK Lesson 30 in your PreK classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Animal Songs, Spring, Frogs

PreK Lesson 30

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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 “One Green Jellybean”
  4. Print and Cut out the Frog Cards
  5. Teach “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”
  6. Sing “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”
  7. Watch the Kids in the video Jump Frogs into the Pool
  8. Optional: Practice Printing Letter F
  9. Sing “Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog”
  10. Learn the actions for the song “Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog”
  11. Create loud/quiet patterns and say/play them
  12. Read and play sound effects in the storybook “Jump Frog Jump!”
  13. Review “Letter R”
  14. Review “Rockin’ Robin”
  15. 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 sing and move to music
  • I can use loud and quiet in music
  • I can show low and high.

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”

Do the beat chant with a frog guiro if available. Demonstrate how to play it.

Review “One Green Jellybean”

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Song Used: One Green Jellybean

Review “One Green Jellybean”

Review the Jellybean Song.

After you hear the chorus for the first time, can you sing along?

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Print and Cut out the Frog Cards

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Song Used: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Print and Cut out the Frog Cards

Print and cut out the Frog Cards.

If you don't have a printer, draw and color 5 frogs.

When the sing the song, have five frogs in front of you.

When you sing, "One jumps into the pool" put one frog card in a pretend pool in front of you.

Teach "Five Green and Speckled Frogs"

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Song Used: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Teach "Five Green and Speckled Frogs"

This is a fun counting song. To reinforce the counting, use plastic frogs or printable frog picture cards. Put 5 frogs in each ziplock bag. To help the children keep track of which “frogs” are theirs, put five frogs that are all the same color in a bag. If you are using picture cards, copy each set of picture cards onto a different color of cardstock.

How to play the game: Create a “pool” with a blue scarf. Model for the students as you sing the song how to “jump” your frogs into the “pool” on the words, “One jumped into the pool.” After modelling, give each student a set of frog manipulatives to “jump in the pool” as they listen/sing the song.

The students love to dramatize the song. Count up your students. If you have 10 students, change the words to reflect the number of students in your class and change how many jump into the pool. For example: Ten green and speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log, eating some most delicious bugs, yum, yum. Two jumped into the pool...

Sing “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

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Song Used: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Sing “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

Sing the song.
Create actions to go with the words of the song.

It's fun to dramatize this with the students. Choose 5 students to be "frogs." When one jumps into the pool, the 1st frog jumps in the pool and swims away.

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Watch the Kids in the video Jump Frogs into the Pool

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Song Used: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Watch the Kids in the video Jump Frogs into the Pool

Did you make the frog cards?
The kids in this video have plastic frogs.
When they sing, "One jumps into the pool" put one frog card in a pretend pool in front of you.

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Optional: Practice Printing Letter F

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Song Used: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Optional: Practice Printing Letter F

Sing "Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog"

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Song Used: Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog

Sing "Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog"

Listen to the song "Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog"

Play it again and sing along.

Notice how the 1st note of the song is low, and the second note is higher.

If you have step bells, play the notes C and F and have children till which is low and which is high.

Have the children show the low note and high note in the song with exaggerated arm motions - the mm down low, the ah with hands open, way up high.

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Learn the actions for the song "Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog"

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Song Used: Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog

Learn the actions for the song "Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog"

Watch the kids singing and doing the actions for the song.

Sing along!

Sing quietly the second time through the song.

Sing louder the third time, but remember to still use beautiful singing voices.

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Create loud/quiet patterns and say/play them

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Tool Used: Loud and Quiet

Create loud/quiet patterns and say/play them

Create loud/quiet patterns and say/play them.

Use the interactive below to model. (I do)
Have students help to create and decide how to play the patterns. (we do)
Have students create their own pattern with loud/quiet manipulatives from supporting resources above.

Read and play sound effects in the storybook “Jump Frog Jump!”

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Unit Used: Storybooks

Read and play sound effects in the storybook “Jump Frog Jump!”

If you have either of these storybooks they make a great extension to the lesson:

Jump Frog Jump! or Froggy Gets Dressed.

Jump Frog Jump! - read, and play the title on a frog guiro each time it comes in the story.
Dramatize! You could have the children be "Frogs" and jump each time they hear those lines in the story. (Story is read in the link)

Froggy Gets Dressed - sing "Froggy" on so-mi each time his mother calls, and sing his answer "What" on so-mi as well. Add sound effects to the sounds he makes as he's getting dressed, using any instruments you have available.

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Review “Letter R”

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Song Used: R – Rockin’ Robin

Review “Letter R”

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Review “Rockin’ Robin”

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Song Used: R – Rockin’ Robin

Review “Rockin’ Robin”

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Sing “Skinnamarink”

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

Sing “Skinnamarink”

Sing our Goodbye Song "Skinnamarink".

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