In this lesson you will

Sing the echoes in “Welcome to Music”

Do vocal warmups with spooky sounds

Play Freeze Dance

Learn to sing #26 “Today is Monday”

– sing, create accompaniment for song

“I Can Pretend” – sing and move

#28. The Witch’s Cat – dramatize (change to “Kitchen Cat” for no-Halloween)

Listen Kit 1: #13 Long Eared Persons, show high-low sounds

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can show how sounds go high and low

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the echo parts in "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echo parts in "Welcome to Music"

Teachers: when your students are very confident singing this song, let them take turns being the leader!

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2 Do vocal warmups with spooky sounds

Do vocal warmups with spooky sounds.

Echo the sounds that you hear.

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3 Play Freeze Dance with the music

Invite the kids to move to the beat - dance, twist, hop, turn, sway.

Teachers starts the music. When the teacher hits pause, all FREEZE.
Some teachers play this as an elimination - if you're moving after the music stops, you sit down.
- a fun variant is to have the kids freeze and make a pose. You might make a pose like a pumpkin or cat or skeleton.

4 Listen to the song, "Today is Monday"

Listen to the song, "Today is Monday"

Play the video again, and sing along!

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5 Create an accompaniment for the song with instruments

Find things at home to use for instruments.

Create an accompaniment for the song with instruments.

If you can find 7 different things to use for instruments you, can play each day of the week on a different instrument.

If you only have 1 "instrument" play it for all the days.

During the chorus (Today is Monday, today is Monday) you rest.
Play on the words - Monday meatballs

Try other ways of accompanying the song.
During the chorus play one instrument.
During the days (Monday meatballs) play on a different instrument.

6 Optional for In-Person Classes: Choose the instrument to play

Optional for In-Person Classes: Choose the instrument to play.

For teachers who are in person and have a choice of instruments, use this interactive tool to choose your instruments for each day.

7 Learn to sing "I Can Pretend" and move to the music

Learn to sing "I Can Pretend" and move to the music

Each verse will have a different animal.
Verse 1: bird
Verse 2: horse
Verse 3: frog

During the instrumental part, move like the animal.

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8 Make up your own verses for "I Can Pretend"

Make up your own verses for "I Can Pretend"

I can pretend I'm something else can you.
I can pretend I'm something else can you.
I'll pretend that I'm a __________________ and then I'll ___________ around the room.
I'll pretend that I'm a __________________. Can you?

Choose 3 different animals and sing and move to the song.

9 Optional: Dramatize the song, "Witch's Cat". (or use the words Kitchen Cat)

Optional: This is an optional activity for those who celebrate Halloween.
OR - change the words "Witch's Cat" to "Kitchen Cat"

Dramatize the song, "Witch's Cat" / "Kitchen Cat"

Act out all the parts of the song.
1. The witches/kitchen cat is sleeping...
2. The little mice are playing ...
3. The little mice are nibbling ...
4. The witches/kitchen cat is stretching ...
5. The witches/kitchen cat is chasing ...

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10 Listen to "Long Eared Persons"

Listen to "Long Eared Persons"

Can you show with your arms or with a scarf how the sounds go high and low?

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11 Watch the listening map for "Long Eared Persons"

Watch the listening map for "Long Eared Persons"

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