In this lesson you will

Sing “Welcome to School”

Echo rhythm and melody patterns

Echo the poem, “This is my Speaking Voice” and learn about speaking, whisper, shouting, singing and thinking voices.

Learn the song, “A Smile Goes a Long Long Way”

Review songs from last week:  “Count and Go”, “Join Into the Game”and  “You’ve Got to Sing”

Sing our closing song, “Skinamarink”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can echo sounds that are high and low.
  • I can describe speaking, whisper, shouting (calling), singing and thinking voices.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Echo sing "Welcome to School"

Sing the echoes in the song

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2 Do a fun vocal warmup with animal sounds

Do a fun vocal warmup with animal sounds

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Song Used: Vivace, Handel

3 Find ways to keep the beat with the music "Vivace"

Find ways to keep the beat with the music "Vivace"

This is music written by Handel.

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Song Used: This is My Speaking Voice

4 Echo the teacher in the poem, "This is my Speaking Voice"

Echo the teacher in the poem, "This is my Speaking Voice"

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5 Learn the poem, "One, Two, Three, Four"

Learn the poem, "One, Two, Three, Four"

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Song Used: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

6 Learn the movements and learn about types of voices

Learn the movements and learn about types of voices by watching the kids demo.

Do the movements and say the poem with the teacher.

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7 Choose two kinds of voices and say the poem

Choose two kinds of voices and say the poem

Song Used: A Smile Goes a Long, Long Way

8 Learn the song, "A Smile Goes a Long, Long Way"

Listen to the song, "A Smile Goes a Long, Long Way"

Can you think of some movements to do with the song?

Try singing along.

When someone smiles at you, how does it make you feel?

How do you think others feel when you smile at them?

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9 Watch the kids perform the song, "A Smile Goes a Long Long Way"

Watch the kids perform the song, "A Smile Goes a Long Long Way"

Try the movements that these children are doing!

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10 Move and Count to the "Count and Go" song. (review)

Move and Count to the "Count and Go" song. (review)

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11 Sing and do the movements for the song, "Join Into the Game" (review)

Sing and do the movements for the song, "Join Into the Game" (review)

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12 Sing and do movements with "You've Got to Sing" (review)

Sing and do movements with "You've Got to Sing" (review)

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13 Make up your own verses for the song, "You've Got to Sing" (review)

Make up your own verses for the song, "You've Got to Sing"

You could twist, jump, hop, drum - or use any ideas you can think of!

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14 Sing our closing song, "Skinamarink"

Sing our closing song, "Skinamarink"

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