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Looking to use PreK Lesson 36 in your PreK classroom?

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

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

PreK Lesson 36

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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. Where is Bunny?
  4. Read the “Kung Fu Koala” story
  5. Teach “Letter K”
  6. Teach “Kung Fu Koala”
  7. Sing “Kung Fu Koala” and copy the movements
  8. Optional: Practice printing the letter K
  9. Review “Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog”
  10. Review “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”
  11. Teach “Soft Kitty”
  12. Learn the actions for “Soft Kitty”
  13. Sing and do the actions for “Soft Kitty”
  14. Review “Old Gray Cat”
  15. Review the game for “Old Gray Cat”
  16. Sing and play the game “Old Gray Cat”
  17. Optional: Teach “Preschool Graduation”
  18. Sing “Skinnamarink”

Extensions:

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can sing by myself.
  • I can tell which kind of song I like the best.

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.

Where is Bunny?

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Where is Bunny?

Hide a bunny and sing, "Where is Bunny?" When the child sings, "Come out!" reveal the bunny and tickle the child's nose with the bunny. Practice solo singing.

Read the “Kung Fu Koala” story

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Song Used: K – Kung Fu Koala

Read the “Kung Fu Koala” story

Read the Kung Fu Koala story from worksheet 1 to the students.

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Teach “Letter K”

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Song Used: K – Kung Fu Koala

Teach “Letter K”

Sing along.

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Teach “Kung Fu Koala”

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Song Used: K – Kung Fu Koala

Teach “Kung Fu Koala”

Sing the echoes and create movement.

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Sing “Kung Fu Koala” and copy the movements

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Song Used: K – Kung Fu Koala

Sing “Kung Fu Koala” and copy the movements

Watch the kids sing and move to "Kung Fu Koala".

Sing along with the kids.

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Optional: Practice printing the letter K

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Song Used: K – Kung Fu Koala

Optional: Practice printing the letter K

If a printer is available do the worksheets.

If not, invite the children to practice printing "K" and to draw 2 things that start with K.

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”

Use this song to have children experience quiet and loud, and to begin to understand high and low. Sing the song the first time in a medium loud voice. Then, sing it in a quiet voice. If you are using the song video, the second time the frog will be smaller. The third time, sing the song in a loud voice, reminding the students that their loud voice should still be a beautiful singing voice.

Actions: When you sing “Mm Ah” in the song close fists on “mm” and open fists on “ah.” If you hold fists lower on “mm” and raise hands on “ah” it will help to reinforce that “mm” is the lower note, and “ah” is the higher note. Clap on the rests as indicated in measures 10, 11, 12 and 14.

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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”

This is a fun counting song. To reinforce the counting, use plastic frogs or the 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 the 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...

Invite the children to dramatize it. Ask the students which frog song they like better.

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Teach “Soft Kitty”

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Song Used: Soft Kitty

Teach “Soft Kitty”

Introduce the song by asking the children to “pet a kitty” while you sing. They will “pet” their hands as you sing. Then, invite the children to sing with you.

Discuss the song. Ask the children to tell you if you used a quiet voice or a loud voice. Have them tell you when someone might sing a quiet song. Ask them if anyone has ever sung them a lullaby. Discuss why a lullaby might be sung. Ask them if they’ve ever heard the song before. (They may have heard it on “Big
Bang Theory.” On the show, Sheldon asks Penny to sing it for him when he isn’t feeling well.)

Learn the actions for “Soft Kitty”

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Learn the actions for “Soft Kitty”

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Sing and do the actions for “Soft Kitty”

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Sing and do the actions for “Soft Kitty”

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Review “Old Gray Cat”

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Review “Old Gray Cat”

Ask the children to tell you what a cat might do if it thinks that there is a mouse in the house. Tell them they are going to act out what the cat and the mouse might be doing as they listen to a song. Play them the song, and lead them in dramatizing the cat and mouse. Invite them to sing with you.

After dramatizing, ask the children which part of the song was the fastest. (verse 5) Ask them to tell you why this part might be faster than the other parts of the song.

Review the game for “Old Gray Cat”

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Review the game for “Old Gray Cat”

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Sing and play the game “Old Gray Cat”

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Sing and play the game “Old Gray Cat”

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Optional: Teach “Preschool Graduation”

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Song Used: Preschool Graduation

Optional: Teach “Preschool Graduation”

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Sing “Skinnamarink”

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

Sing “Skinnamarink”

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