In this lesson you will

Sing and Move to our warmup song, “Dooby Doo” (review)

Use high and low voices in “Mountaintop Monster” (review)

Use high and low voices in the poem, “Grandma’s Glasses”

Listen, sing and move to “Grand Old Duke of York”

Play game #15 Fast or Slow

Keep a beat while the performer plays “Wild Donkeys”, then view a listening map

Learn the song, “Choo Choo Train” and make up movements.

Point to the beats in the song, “Choo Choo Train”

Echo sing “The Music Time is Over”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can tell if the music is fast or slow
  • I can point to the beat in a song

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Dooby Doo

1 Sing the echoes and do the movements in our warmup song, "Dooby Doo"

Sing the echoes in our warmup song, "Dooby Doo"

Copy the movements in the video

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Song Used: Mountaintop Monster

2 Sing the echoes and do the movements to "Mountaintop Monster"

Sing the echoes and do the movements to "Mountaintop Monster"

Which monster had the low voice. (great big)

Which monster had the high voice. (teeny tiny)

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3 Optional: draw and color a picture of the great big and the teeny tiny monsters.

If you have time, at the end of the lesson draw and color a picture of the great big and the teeny tiny monsters.

4 Say the poem, "Grandma's Glasses" using high and low voices

Listen to the poem, "Grandma's Glasses"

Play the video again and say the poem using high and low voices.

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Song Used: Grand Old Duke Of York

5 Listen to the song, "Grand Old Duke of York"

Listen to the song, "Grand Old Duke of York"

How does the music change? It gets faster!

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Song Used: Grand Old Duke Of York

6 Sing and move to the song, "Grand Old Duke of York"

Sing and move to the song, "Grand Old Duke of York"

Copy what the kids in the video do.

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7 Play the Fast Slow Game

Play the Fast Slow Game

The link will take you to the games section.

Scroll down to #15 - Fast Slow.

8 Watch the performer play "Wild Donkeys" and keep a beat

Watch the performer play "Wild Donkeys" and keep a beat

Is the music fast or slow?

9 Watch the Listening Map video of "Wild Donkeys"

Watch the Listening Map video of "Wild Donkeys"

Can you follow as the pitches go higher and lower?

10 Listen to the song, "Choo Choo Train"

Listen to the song, "Choo Choo Train"

Can you keep a beat with the song?

Can you find something in your house that makes a shaking or scraping sound?

If you can find something, sing and play along.

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11 Watch how the kids play the game, "Choo Choo Train"

Watch how the kids play the game, "Choo Choo Train"

If you have enough kids in your house, make a line.
The leader will make up the movement, and everyone in the line will copy them.

If you don't have enough kids, make a line of 2-3 stuffed animals.
Decide on a movement, and find a way for your stuffies to do the movement.

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12 Point to the Beats in the "Choo Choo Train" song

Point to the Beats in the "Choo Choo Train" song.

You can do this with the interactive activity, or you could print the pointing page from supporting resources.

Song Used: The Music Time is Over

13 Sing the echoes in our closing song, "The Music Time is Over"

Sing the echoes in our closing song, "The Music Time is Over"

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