Kindergarten Lesson 2

In this lesson you will

  • #1 “Welcome to School” – sing
  • do a fun vocal warm up
  • #11 “Vivace”, Handel – keep the beat
  • # 7 “This is My Speaking Voice” – echo, learn about the types of voices.
  • learn the poem “One, Two, Three, Four”
  • #10 “A Smile Goes a Long Long Way” – learn the song

Review songs

  • #3 “Count and Go” – move and count
  • #5 “Join Into the Game” – sing and move
  • #6 “You’ve Got to Sing” – sing and move, create verse

Sing our closing song, “Skinnamarink”

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 #1 "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 from #11 "Vivace"

Find ways to keep the beat with the music from #11 "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 #7 "This is my Speaking Voice"

Echo the teacher in the poem #7 "This is my Speaking Voice".

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Song Used: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

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 video.

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 #10 "A Smile Goes a Long, Long Way"

Listen to the song #10 "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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Song Used: A Smile Goes a Long, Long Way

9 Watch students perform the song #10 "A Smile Goes a Long, Long Way"

Watch students perform the song #10 "A Smile Goes a Long, Long Way".

Try the movements that these students are doing!

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Song Used: Count and Go

10 Move and Count to the #3 "Count and Go" song (review)

Move and count to the #3 "Count and Go" song. (review)

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Song Used: Join into the Game

11 Sing and do the movements for the song #5 "Join Into the Game" (review)

Sing and do the movements for the song #5 "Join Into the Game". (review)

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Song Used: You've Got to Sing

12 Sing and do movements with #6 "You've Got to Sing" (review)

Sing and do movements with #6 "You've Got to Sing". (review)

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Song Used: You've Got to Sing

13 Make up your own verses for the song #6 "You've Got to Sing" (review)

Make up your own verses for the song #6 "You've Got to Sing".

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

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

14 Sing our closing song, "Skinnamarink"

Sing our closing song, "Skinnamarink".

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