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Looking to use PreK Lesson 34 in your PreK classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Animal Songs

PreK Lesson 34

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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. Warm Up Your Voice!
  4. Say Animal Rhythms
  5. Listen to the poem “Five Little Kitties”
  6. Learn the movement for “Five Little Kitties”
  7. Say the poem and do the movements for “Five Little Kitties”
  8. Teach “Trot Old Joe”
  9. Trot On Your Pretend Hobby Horse with singing “Trot Old Joe”
  10. Listen to “Wild Horseman”
  11. Review “Mm Ahh Went the Little Green Frog”
  12. Move to “Quiet and Loud Movement”
  13. Do the Quiet/Loud Interactive Activity
  14. Make Animal Sound Cards
  15. Listen to “When Cats Get Up in the Morning”
  16. Teach “Old Gray Cat”
  17. Learn the game for “Old Gray Cat”
  18. Sing and play the game “Old Gray Cat”
  19. Optional: Read the story “Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes”
  20. 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 perform, move and respond to quiet/loud

Sing the echoes for “Time for Music”

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Song Used: Time for Music

Sing the echoes for “Time for Music”

Create new ways to keep a beat and sing the new verses. Sing unaccompanied or accompany with a ukulele.

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Say the “Hello Beat Chant”

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Song Used: Hello Beat Chant

Say the “Hello Beat Chant”

Use high/low, fast/slow, and loud/quiet voices.

Warm Up Your Voice!

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Practice Item Used: Warm Ups

Warm Up Your Voice!

Warm up voices with the Slide Whistle Video.

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Say Animal Rhythms

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Say Animal Rhythms

Echo Mrs. Gagne with animal rhythms.

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Listen to the poem “Five Little Kitties”

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Song Used: Five Little Kitties

Listen to the poem “Five Little Kitties”

Play the video and listen to the poem "Five Little Kitties".

Play the video again and say the poem with the video.

Learn the movement for “Five Little Kitties”

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Learn the movement for “Five Little Kitties”

Watch the kids demo video of five little kitty.

Can you act out the Five Little Kitties poem like the kids in the video?

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Say the poem and do the movements for “Five Little Kitties”

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Song Used: Five Little Kitties

Say the poem and do the movements for “Five Little Kitties”

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Teach “Trot Old Joe”

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Song Used: Trot Old Joe

Teach “Trot Old Joe”

Listen to "Trot Old Joe" then play the video again and sing along!

If you have rhythm sticks, play along with the song!

Sticks might sound a little like horses trotting.

Trot On Your Pretend Hobby Horse with singing "Trot Old Joe"

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Trot On Your Pretend Hobby Horse with singing "Trot Old Joe"

With sitck horses, discuss which parts of the song were fast and slow.

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Listen to “Wild Horseman”

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Song Used: Wild Horseman

Listen to “Wild Horseman”

Demonstrate the AABA form with a white and a brown horse.
Create movement with stick horses (or pretend horses) to the music
If you have rhythm sticks, play along with the song! Sticks might sound a little like horses trotting.

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Review "Mm Ahh Went the Little Green Frog"

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Song Used: Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog

Review "Mm Ahh Went the Little Green Frog"

In the video the song is sung three times.
The second time it's sung quietly, the last time it's sung loud.

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Move to "Quiet and Loud Movement"

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Song Used: Quiet Loud Movement

Move to "Quiet and Loud Movement"

While you listen to "Quiet and Loud Movement" move to the music like frogs move.

Show with your movements when the music is loud and when the music is quiet.

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Do the Quiet/Loud Interactive Activity

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Tool Used: Loud and Quiet

Do the Quiet/Loud Interactive Activity

- create loud/quiet patterns or explore other activities

Make Animal Sound Cards

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Song Used: When Cats Get up in the Morning

Make Animal Sound Cards

Print and cut out the animal sounds cards or save paper and ink, and make your own.

To make your own cards, draw pictures of the animals and print their sounds under them.

As you listen to the song, point to the animal card that shows the animal you are singing about.

Listen to “When Cats Get Up in the Morning”

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Song Used: When Cats Get up in the Morning

Listen to “When Cats Get Up in the Morning”

Listen to the song "When Cats Get up in the Morning".

Put your animal cards in order as you sing the song.

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Teach “Old Gray Cat”

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Song Used: Old Gray Cat

Teach “Old Gray Cat”

Teach the song "Old Gray Cat".

Pretend to be the cat and then the mouse in this song.

Learn the game for “Old Gray Cat”

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Learn the game for “Old Gray Cat”

Watch the kids play the "Old Gray Cat" game.
The kids are pretending to be the cat and the mouse.

Play the video again and act out the song like the kids in the video.

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Sing and play the game “Old Gray Cat”

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Song Used: Old Gray Cat

Sing and play the game “Old Gray Cat”

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Optional: Read the story “Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes”

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Unit Used: Storybooks

Optional: Read the story “Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes”

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Sing "Skinnamarink"

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

Sing "Skinnamarink"

- end the lesson with "Skinnamarink"

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