In this lesson you will:
- Learn about a coqui, and learn the song, “El Coqui”
- Learn about a lullaby and sing softly
- Sing and do movements with a stuffed animal to the “Heebie Jeebies”
- Watch “Elephants” from Carnival of the Animals, then move to the music.
- I can sing softly
- I can move, dance, and sing to music
1 Learn about the coqui
A coquí is a very small frog that is found in Puerto Rico.
At night it makes a sound like “coqui, coqui, coqui.”
2 Listen to "El Coqui"
Listen to the song "El Coqui" and rock your stuffed animal to sleep.
3 Listen to the sound a Coqui makes!
Listen to the sound a Coqui makes!
4 Watch Dora the Explorer Listen to "The Coqui Song"
Dora the Explorer met a little frog that sings the last part of the song.
Watch the video.
5 Listen and sing to "El Coqui"
Play "El Coqui" again and rock your stuffed animal.
Can you sing the last part of the song with the frog sounds?
6 Oats and Beans and Barley
Do you remember the words to "Oats and Beans and Barley Grow"?
Sing along with the video.
7 Sing and do the movements for "Oats and Beans and Barley Grow"!
Can you sing and do the movements for "Oats and Beans and Barley Grow"?
8 Make Your Stuffed Animal Dance to the Heebie Jeebie Song!
Listen to the video and make your stuffy dance.
You might want to dance with more than one stuffy!
9 Listen to "Elephants" from Carnival of the Animals
Listen to "Elephants" from Carnival of the Animals
10 Move to "Elephants"
Move to "Elephants"
Copy the movement you see in the video!
11 Review last weeks module, or any of the songs you like!
Repetition is one of the ways that we learn something well.
Children improve singing on pitch, learn the lyrics and melody better with each repetition.
Children will develop their musicality if you sing, move, play more often!
Keep a list of the songs and activities that you like.
You can easily find any song by using the search engine on the website.
Assessment may not be required for your school or district.
Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments.
13 Music is literacy
Parents, Teachers and Administration:
Music education is important for children.
Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!
Online Resources for Elementary Music Teachers