In this lesson you will

Sing the echoes in #1 “Welcome to School”

Valentine Bobo – echo sing

Echo clap instrument rhythms.

Body Percussion Fun!

#93 “I Like Valentines”

Loud/Quiet interactive activity

#97 “Hey There Friend” – play singing game (modify as needed)

Review as time permits #84 “Page’s Train” #85 “Chew Chew” #88 “Willowbee” Review #88 “Willowbee”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read rhythm patterns (word rhythms)
  • I can show loud and quiet

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"

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2 Echo Valentine Bobo

Echo what Bobo sings.

Invite students to make up patterns and have the class echo.

Maybe students could try making their own "Bobo."

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3 Echo the Instrument Rhythms

Echo the rhythms.

If you have access to instruments, create new patterns and say the word rhythms.

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4 Body Percussion Fun!

Try the new body percussion play along!

Teachers - if this is too fast, use the gear wheel tool to slow down the video.

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5 Listen to #93 “I Like Valentines”

- listen to the song
- play the video again and sing along

- ask the students if some parts of the song were loud or quiet?
- Small valentines was quiet. Giant valentines made of chocolate were loud.

In the next activity, explore loud/quiet patterns.

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6 Make quiet/loud patterns

- in this activity you'll make quiet/loud patterns, then clap them
- try clapping them with music

- explore some of the poems in the activity!

Song Used: Hey There Friend

7 Sing and move to #97 “Hey There Friend”

- watch the kids demo of this singing game
- while watching think about ways to modify for Zoom or in-person

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Song Used: Hey There Friend

8 Play the game, "Hey There Friend"

Adapt the game for your situation.

Zoom: Ask the children at home to find a stuffed animal to be their partner!
If they find 2 stuffies, they could even switch partners.

In-Person: The teacher chooses a student to be the "partner" for all in the class.
All students do the movements towards this person, but stay in their place.
(or have kids choose a distanced partner - but encourage them to be inclusive!)

You might invite kids to discuss what makes a good friend, and how they can be a good friend to others.

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Song Used: Page’s Train

9 Review #84 “Page’s Train” 

On Zoom - adapt the game by having children sing the song slow then fast and move like a slow or fast train.

In-person - make the tunnel with chairs so no touching.
- have students create a spaced out train, and move slow, then fast.
- if no singing is allowed, play the recording

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Song Used: Chew Chew

10 Review #85 “Chew Chew”

This song is great for practicing fast or slow

Zoom - sing the song and create movements

in-person - create movements

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11 Review the Fast/Slow game

Play the Fast/Slow game.

It's game #15.

Song Used: Willowbee

12 Review the singing game #88 “Willowbee”

Zoom - choose a leader, and have everyone copy the leader while you sing.

In-person - choose a leader. Play the recording and have everyone copy the leader's movements.

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13 End our class by singing "Sinnamarink"

Sing and move to #10 “Skinamarink”

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