Grade 1 Lesson 34 (m.3)

In this lesson you will

  • read the story of Chicken Little and create sound effects to accompany the story
  • listen to “Hens and Roosters” from Carnival of the Animals
  • move to “Go Bananas”

Objectives

  • I can create sound effects for a story
  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can listen and describe the music I hear

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing and move to the song, "Go Bananas"

Sing and move to the song, "Go Bananas"

Copy the movements of Mrs. Gagne and the class.

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2 Watch the video of the "Chicken Little Story"

Watch the video of the "Chicken Little Story"

Mrs. Gagne is adding sound effects to the story.

What instruments did Mrs. Gagne use in the story?

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3 Instruments used in the story

These are the instruments that Mrs. Gagne used in the story: glockenspiel, drum, woodblock, castanets, and triangle,

4 Find home-made instruments that you can use as sound effects in the story

Find home-made instruments that you can use as your own sound effects in the story.

The story is given as a pdf file. Please don't print this! It's 21 pages long.
Instead, download it and read the pdf on your device.

Or - if you can't download it, the book will follow one slide at a time, so someone in your house can read it, and you create the sound effects.

You might find even more places in the story than Mrs. Gagne did, to add sound effects.

5 Chicken Little Storybook

Do you have your instruments ready?

Have someone in your house read the story, and play the sound effects.

6 Chicken Little Storybook 1

Once upon a time there was a fluffy little chicken named Chicken Little.
One day when she was scratching for food in the orchard,
a little apple fell - plop - right on her head.

Make a sound for the plop!

7 Chicken Little Storybook 2

“Oh!” squealed Chicken Little. “What was that?”
“Goodness me!” she called out when she saw the apple.
“The sky has fallen. What shall I do?”

8 Chicken Little Storybook 3

Away ran Chicken Little. She ran so fast she almost bumped into
Henny Penny who was just getting off her nest.
“Watch out!” warned Henny Penny. “Why are you running, Chicken Little?”

9 Chicken Little Storybook 4

“Oh, Henny Penny!” cried Chicken Little. “The sky has fallen!”
“How do you know the sky has fallen?” asked Henny Penny.
“I saw it with my own eyes,” said Chicken Little. “I heard it with my ears. And a piece of it fell on my poor little head with a big plop!”

10 Chicken Little Storybook 5

“How awful!” said Henny Penny.
“Come Chicken Little. We must go and tell the King.”
They ran until they met Cocky Locky who was strutting along
showing off his beautiful feathers.

11 Chicken Little Storybook 6

“Why are you running so fast?” asked Cocky Locky.
“Oh, Cocky Locky!” said Henny Penny. “The sky has fallen.
We are running to tell the King.”

12 Chicken Little Storybook 7

“How do you know the sky has fallen?” asked Cocky Locky.
“I saw it with my eyes,” said Chicken Little. “I heard it with my ears.
And a piece of it fell on my poor little head with a big plop!”
“That’s terrible!” cried Cocky Locky. “I’ll go along with you”.

13 Chicken Little Storybook 8

They ran until they saw Ducky Lucky swimming in the pond.
“Oh, Ducky Lucky!” called Cocky Locky.
“The sky has fallen and we are going to tell the King.”

14 Chicken Little Storybook 9

Ducky Lucky waddled out of the water.
“How do you know the sky has fallen?” she asked.
“I saw it with my eyes,” said Chicken Little. “I heard it with my ears.
And a piece of it fell on my poor little head with a big plop!”

15 Chicken Little Storybook 10

“Oh, my goodness!” cried Ducky Lucky. “Wait! I’m going with you.”
They ran until they met Turkey Lurkey
who was spreading his tail into a huge fan.

16 Chicken Little Storybook 11

“Why are you running so fast?” asked Turkey Lurkey.
“Oh, Turkey Lurkey!” said Ducky Lucky. “The sky has fallen.
We are running to tell the King.”

17 Chicken Little Storybook 12

“How do you know the sky has fallen?” asked Turkey Lurkey.
“I saw it with my eyes,” said Chicken Little. “I heard it with my ears.
And a piece of it fell on my poor little head with a big plop!”

18 Chicken Little Storybook 13

“That’s terrible!” cried Turkey Lurkey. “I’ll go along with you.”
As they ran along they heard a loud, “Hoo - oo - oo!”
In a tree, Hooty, the owl, blinked his eyes sleepily.

19 Chicken Little Storybook 14

“Don’t you know this is my nap time?” he scolded.
“What is all the noise about?” “Oh, Hooty Owl!” said all the animals.
“The sky has fallen. We are running to tell the King.”

20 Chicken Little Storybook 15

“Are you sure the sky has fallen?” asked the owl,
blinking first one eye, then the other.
All the animals looked at Chicken Little as she stepped nearer to the owl.

21 Chicken Little Storybook 16

“I saw it with my eyes,” said Chicken Little. “I heard it with my ears.
And a piece of it fell on my poor little head with a big plop!”
“Hmmm” said the owl. “Can you show me the piece of sky that fell, Chicken Little?”
“Oh yes!” said Chicken Little. “Come with me and I’ll show you.”

22 Chicken Little Storybook 17

Chicken Little led the way.
The owl flew above her and the animals ran along behind in a line.

23 Chicken Little Storybook 18

When they came to the orchard Chicken Little said,
“Look! There is the piece of sky that fell on my poor little head.”
All of the animals looked at the little apple.
Then, one by one, they walked away - all but the owl.

24 Chicken Little Storybook 19

The wise owl looked at Chicken Little.
“That is a little apple from the apple tree,” he said.
“And if you are a smart little chicken you’ll eat it
before the others come back to get it.”

25 Chicken Little Storybook 20

And that is just what Chicken Little did.
She pecked and pecked at it until it was all gone.

26 Watch "Hens and Roosters" from Carnival of the Animals

Watch "Hens and Roosters" from Carnival of the Animals

When the hen pecks, is the music smooth or separated? It's separated.

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27 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.

28 Assessment

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments.

29 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!