In this lesson you will:

  • #52 “Tideo” – review – create movements
  • sing responses to the fun song #54 “Yummy Yum Yum”
  • #55.“Head and Shoulders Baby”  – play the game, create movements
  • #58 “Sakura” – review, make fans, and create movement with them
  • learn about the shamisen

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can sing a response in a call-response song.
  • I can describe the shamisen.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Tideo

1 Review #52 “Tideo”

Create your own movements.

On "Pass one window," how could you show that?

On "Jinglin' jinglin' jinglin' Joe," you could do a jig movement in place.

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Song Used: Yummy Yum Yum

2 Sing the Responses for Song #54 “Yummy Yum Yum”

In this song you can sing the responses.

The only words you need to remember are "meatballs and spaghetti."

Can you think of new verses for this song?

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Song Used: Head and Shoulders, Baby

3 Watch the Kids Demo for #55 “Head and Shoulders Baby”

Copy the movements that you see in the video.

Think about your own verses for the song.

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Song Used: Head and Shoulders, Baby

4 Sing #55 “Head and Shoulders Baby” and be "Partners" with the Teacher

Zoom: Sing. Everyone is the teachers partner "in the air."

In-Person: Listen to the recording. Everyone is the teachers partner "in the air."

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Song Used: Sakura

5 Review the Song "Sakura"

Read the slide to learn about "Sakura."

6 Optional: Make a Paper Fan to Create Movement to "Sakura"

Materials:
piece of paper or construction paper
crayons, markers or pencil crayons
stapler or tape

1. Decorate your piece of paper with cherry trees or cherry blossoms. (optional)
2. Fold a one inch crease at one end of your paper, and follow that by another one inch crease in the opposite direction. Repeat until the entire paper is folded.
3. Take one end of the folded paper and pinch it together. This will leave the other end open. Just fan out this end.
4. Staple or tape the pinched end together.

Song Used: Sakura

7 Listen to #58 “Sakura” and Create Movements with Your Fan

While you listen to "Sakura," create movements with your fan.

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8 Learn About the Shamisen

Read the slides to learn about the shamisen.

9 Learn About Shamisen 2

Read the slides to learn about the shamisen.

10 Watch a Video About the Shamisen

Watch the shamisen video.

This is a Safeshare link. The video is 9 minutes long and starts with an excerpt from puppet theatre.

If the link doesn't work for you, google "shamisen."