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Looking to use PreK Lesson 31 in your PreK classroom?

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

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

PreK Lesson 31

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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. Create a conversation between Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse
  4. Move to show high and low
  5. Listen to examples of high and low
  6. Play the High Low Game
  7. Teach “Humpty Dumpty”
  8. Do the actions while you say the “Humpty Dumpty” rhyme
  9. Optional: Read the storybook “Froggie Gets Dressed”
  10. Review “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”
  11. Review “Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog”
  12. Read the “Sneaky Snake” story
  13. Teach “Letter S”
  14. Teach “Sneaky Snake”
  15. Sing “Sneaky Snake” and copy the movements
  16. Optional: Practice printing the letter S
  17. Sing “Skinnamarink”

Extensions:

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can move and speak to show high and low.

Sing the echoes for “Time for Music”

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Song Used: Time for Music

Sing the echoes for “Time for Music”

Sing the echoes.

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Say the “Hello Beat Chant”

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Song Used: Hello Beat Chant

Say the “Hello Beat Chant”

Say the chant with the frog guiro if available. Use high and low voices.

Create a conversation between Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse

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Song Used: High Low Movement

Create a conversation between Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse

Find 2 stuffed animals - one large and one small.

Have a conversation between them, using a low voice for the large and a high voice for the small.

Watch the Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse conversation on the video.

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Move to show high and low

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Song Used: High Low Movement

Move to show high and low

High Low Movement
Teaching Suggestions: This selection is included so children can respond to high and low with movement.

Play some of the selection moving your bear toy (or large stuffy) to the low parts and your mouse toy (or other small stuffy) to the high parts. Then, invite the children to move like Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse. You will be able to observe if the students are responding accurately to low and high.

To assess, have them sit in place with their eyes closed, and move hands like Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse to show when the music is low and when the music is higher.

Play the selection again and have your child move at a high level when the music is high and a low level when the music is low.

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Listen to examples of high and low

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Song Used: High and Low Sounds

Listen to examples of high and low

Listen to the examples.

Pause the video and tell if they were high or low.

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Play the High Low Game

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Game Used: High or Low

Play the High Low Game

Teach “Humpty Dumpty”

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Song Used: Humpty Dumpty

Teach “Humpty Dumpty”

This familiar nursery rhyme is included so children can respond to beat, high/low with speech and with movement. Listen to the rhyme. Listen again and say the rhyme.

Do the actions while you say the “Humpty Dumpty” rhyme

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Song Used: Humpty Dumpty

Do the actions while you say the “Humpty Dumpty” rhyme

Watch the video. In the demo video, the kids in the class are using egg shakers, but a stuffed toy works as well.

As you say the rhyme, bounce the stuffy on your lap.

Tell the children that Humpty Dumpty is an egg and ask them to tell you why he couldn’t be put back together again.
Invite them to say the poem and do the movements with you.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. - pretend to hold an egg (Humpty) and bounce it on your legs

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. - show the egg falling from legs to the floor

All the kings horses and all the kings men, - bounce on legs (quicker)

Couldn’t put Humpty together again. - bounce on legs

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Optional: Read the storybook “Froggie Gets Dressed”

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Unit Used: Storybooks

Optional: Read the storybook “Froggie Gets Dressed”

Sing “Frrroooggggyyyy!” on so-mi each time it occurs in the story. Play “flop, flop, flop” on frog guiro.

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Review “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

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Song Used: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Review “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

Review the song. If you have manipulatives saved from the previous lesson, use manipulatives to do the "counting" in the song. If not, create actions or dramatize the song

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Review “Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog

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Song Used: Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog

Review “Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog

Do the movements with the song.

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Read the “Sneaky Snake” story

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Song Used: S – Sneaky Snake

Read the “Sneaky Snake” story

Listen to the Letter S story and learn the song.

If you prefer, you can read the story yourself and teach the song by rote.

Story:
Sneaky Snake lived in the sand. He was the same color as sand, so he was very hard to see. When kids came to the beach to play in the sand, he’d tease them saying, “Sss, sss, says the snake, sitting in the sand. Sss, sss, says the snake, find me if you can.” The kids could hear the “sss, sss” but they couldn’t see the snake. Some of the small children were scared.

Sam was a big kid and he wasn’t scared of snakes. He sat in the sand playing. He had something with him to scare the snake. When Sneaky Snake said, “Sss, sss, says the snake, sitting in the sand. Sss, sss, says the snake, find me if you can,” Sam got out his squirt gun and sprayed water where he heard the sound coming from.

Sneaky Snake didn’t like being wet. He slid to a new spot on the beach and didn’t scare the kids again.

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Teach “Letter S”

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Song Used: S – Sneaky Snake

Teach “Letter S”

Sing the Letter S song.

Teach “Sneaky Snake”

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Song Used: S – Sneaky Snake

Teach “Sneaky Snake”

Sing the Sneaky Snake song.

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Optional: Practice printing the letter S

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Song Used: S – Sneaky Snake

Optional: Practice printing the letter S

If you have a printer, print the worksheet.

If you don't have a printer, practice letter S on a piece of paper.

Sing “Sneaky Snake” and copy the movements

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Song Used: S – Sneaky Snake

Sing “Sneaky Snake” and copy the movements

Watch the kids demo video of Sneaky Snake.

Play the video again, and try dramatizing the song with the kids.

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Sing “Skinnamarink”

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

Sing “Skinnamarink”

Sing our Goodbye Song "Skinnamarink".

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