Kindergarten Lesson 2 (m.4)

Objectives

  • I can move fast and slow.
  • I can sing and play with a song from the West Indies
  • I can keep the beat.
  • I can create new lyrics for a song.

Teaching Procedure

1 Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.

Music education is important for all learners, and maybe more so during difficult times.

Keep making music while your children are home!

Song Used: Knees Up Mother Brown

2 Watch and Listen to the song Knee’s Up Mother Brown

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Listen a second time and add movements for what you hear.

When you add movements, lift your knees up for the chorus “Knees Up Mother Brown”.

For the verses, do twirling, hopping on one foot, then hop on the other foot.

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Song Used: Move to the Drum 1

3 Listen and Move to the Drum

Listen to the drum in the movie. Follow what the drum does with your feet.

Listen carefully for how the drum changes!

With someone at your home, take turns playing the drum from your “Instrument Kit”.

While one person plays the drum, the other person follows what they play with their feet.

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Song Used: Tingalayo

4 Listen to the song Tingalayo

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

This song is from the West Indies.

Ask the children - what movements, actions, or activities does the donkey do in the song?

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Song Used: Tingalayo

5 Watch and Sing Along with the Kids Demo

Watch and listen to the kids demo video of the song.

Sing along with the chorus.

Try to copy the actions you see on the video.

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Song Used: Tingalayo

6 Think of Other Movements the Donkey Could Do in the Song

Print and complete the worksheet and share another movement, action, or
activity the donkey could do in the song.

If no printer is available, draw a picture of another movement, action, or activity the donkey could do on paper.

Song Used: Hugs and Grugs

7 Keep the Beat with the Song Hugs and Grugs

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Select an instrument from your “Instrument Kit” to keep the beat with the song.

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8 Assessment Suggestions

Send a video to your teacher of you moving your feet to the sounds of the drum.

Send your teacher a picture of the “Tingalayo Activity Sheet”.

If you completed this on your own paper, send a picture of your drawing.

9 Music Education is Important!

Music Education is Important
- whether you are learning in a school or learning at home!