Kindergarten Lesson 24

In this lesson, you will:

  • Do body percussion with “Welcome to School”
  • Sing to Bobo
  • #104 “Dinosaurs”
  • #105 “Dinosaur Ditty-wa”
  • #108 “Connaughtman’s Rambles” – play, create movement

Review as time permits

  • #99 “If You’re Happy” – play along
  • #101 “Alice the Camel” – count, sequence
  • #102 “A Tisket a Tasket” – game

Objectives

  • I can create movements to music.
  • I can sing echoes.
  • I can create body percussion.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Do body percussion with #1 "Welcome to School"

Do body percussion with #1 "Welcome to School".

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2 Echo what Bobo sings

Echo sing.

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Song Used: Dinosaurs

3 Learn to sing #104 “Dinosaurs”

Listen to the song, and while you listen, create movements to go with it.

Play the video again, sing along and do your movements.

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4 Explore quiet and loud patterns and poems

Ask the students if they noticed some quiet parts in the Dinosaur song. (tiny dinosaurs)

Ask them if they noticed some loud parts. (some were huge)

Make patterns using loud and quiet. (activity 1)

If time permits, choose a poem and decide which lines to say quietly and which ones loudly.

5 Create body percussion patterns with dinosaur names

In the song, "Dinosaurs" four kinds of dinosaurs were mentioned.

Print the dinosaur coloring word cards and as you sing about each dinosaur, point to the card.

After singing the song, create body percussion to go with the names of the dinosaurs.

Clap, pat or stomp each of the names.

For example:
pterodactyl - clap
allosaurus - stomp
brontosaurus - pat
plesiosaurus - quiet clap

Try different body percussion for each dinosaur. Ask the students which they liked best.
Create a short body percussion piece and use it as an introduction to the song.

Song Used: Dinosaur Ditty-wa

6 Copy the movements for #105 “Dinosaur Ditty-wa”

Copy the movements.

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Song Used: Dinosaur Ditty-wa

7 Sing and move to #105 “Dinosaur Ditty-wa”

Listen to the verses and create a dance for the refrain, "Dinosaur ditty-wa, ditty-wa do".

Create actions to go with the rest of the song.

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Song Used: Connaughtman’s Rambles

8 Play instruments to the beat with #108 “Connaughtman’s Rambles”

Play along with this Celtic piece.

Keep a beat.

Play the video again, and pause when there are questions. Discuss the answers.
- What instrument do you hear?
- How does the music make you feel?
- Is the music fast or slow?

Play the music again and invite students to create movement to the music.

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Song Used: If You’re Happy

9 Review as time permits #99 “If You’re Happy”

This song should be familiar to most students.

Sing along and do the actions suggested by the words.

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Song Used: If You’re Happy

10 Review as time permits Instruments in #99 "If You're Happy and You Know it"

Substitute Instruments for the claps and stamps in the song.

If you have a class set of sticks, try this version.

1. If you're happy and you know it tap the sticks! X X
2. If you’re happy and you know it scrape the sticks. x x
3. If you’re happy and you know it drum the floor. x x

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Song Used: Alice the Camel

11 Review as time permits #101 “Alice the Camel”

Do body percussion and movement with the song:

Alice the Camel has – pat the words on your legs
5 humps. – show 5 fingers (3x)
Go Alice go! – clap the words
Boom boom boom! – bump hips with the person on your left and right
(if alone at home, hip rock the left, right, left)

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Song Used: A Tisket a Tasket

12 Review as time permits #102 “A Tisket a Tasket”

Learn to sing the song by watching the note highlights video.

This video shows how the notes go higher and lower.

Have your students show with arm motions how the notes go higher and lower as they listen.

The solfa part of the video is optional.

Game Directions: One student holds the green and yellow basket (or scarf) and walks around the outside of the circle. At the end of the song the student puts the basket behind another student. That student picks it up, leaves the circle and tries to tag the person who is it, before that person gets to the hole in the circle.

Adapt for Zoom:
1. Pretend to jumprope while you sing the song. (students can try skipping later.)
2. Have a challenge between 2 students. Who can do the most jumping jacks while the class sings the song.
3. Choose one student to race on and off screen while the class sings the song. Count how many times you see that student.
4. Choose a place in your house to run to (bathroom) and we see who gets back first.

In-person:
1. If you can take the students outside, play it as a race game. Line them up, sing the song (or say it), and race to a designated finish line.
2. Play as a circle game, but space further apart. Use a pool noodle for tagging.
3. Have a challenge between 2 students. Who can do the most jumping jacks while the class sings the song.

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13 Review as time permits the beat and rhythm activities for #102 "A Tisket a Tasket"

Choose from the activities available:
1. Sing and point to the beat.
2. Interactive beat chart - "turn off" some of the beats and have the students sing those beats "in their head". It develops inner hearing or audiation.
3. Clap the words (the rhythm of the song).
4. Beat Rhythm switch game. (Beat - step beat, Rhythm - clap words)
5. Is it beat or rhythm? (assess)
6. How many sounds do you hear? (with icons)
7. How many sounds do you hear? (with notes - can use to label rhythm)
8. Create a new rhythm.

14 Review as time permits Ella Fitzgerald singing "A Tisket a Tasket"

Ella Fitzgerald was called the Queen of Jazz.

She was a famous recording artist, was in movies and performed with jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

She was awarded 14 Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Her performance of "A Tisket" was her first big hit.

This is a safeshare link. If the link doesn't work, google Ella Fitzgerald A Tisket A Tasket.

Song Used: Skinnamarink

15 End our class by singing "Skinnamarink"

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”.

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