Kindergarten Lesson 26

In this lesson you will

  •  “Welcome to School” – new body percussion video
  • sing to Bobo
  • review #109 “Burnie Bee” – sing, game, pointing page, create bug composition
  • review  #112 “Leprechaun March”  – move, create new verses
  • #114 “Mr. Troll”  – sing (or say) and play game to practice letter, number recognition
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff story -read, dramatize
  • #115 “Nanny Goats” – move, say
  • #119 “Knees Up Mother Brown” -dance

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can act out a story.
  • I can create movements.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Do body percussion with "Welcome to School"

Do body percussion with "Welcome to School".

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2 Echo what Bobo sings

Echo sing.

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Song Used: Burnie Bee

3 Review #109 “Burnie Bee”

Review the song

Adapt the game.
Zoom: sing and point to the students in the class. The last one gets to be the bee, and buzz with arms. The rest of the class copies what that last student does.

In-Person: sing (if allowed) and point to the students in the class. The last one gets to be the bee, and buzz with arms. The rest of the class copies what that last student does. If not allowed to sing, play the recording.

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4 Review if needed how to make a bug composition

Review if needed how to make a bug composition.

Song Used: Burnie Bee

5 Optional: Give each student the bug composition worksheet to create their own

Optional: If a printer is available, have students create their own bug compositions.

Students will cut out the bugs and create a pattern.

Use the creative process in this activity.

Have students try out their pattern.
- Do they like it? - If they do, glue it in the boxes.
Have students choose instruments or body percussion to play it.
- Do they like it? - If not, refine it

Sing the song "Burnie Bee" as the A section. Use student compositions as B, C, D sections.
You can accompany "Burnie Bee" on Orff instruments. Play a simple bordun on D-A.

Song Used: Leprechaun March

6 Review #112 “Leprechaun March”

Listen to the song, and move as the words suggest.

Sing along!

Create new ways for the leprechaun to move!

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Song Used: Mr. Troll

7 Learn #114 “Mr. Troll” and play the game

This game is a no-touch game and can be done in-person

Adapt for zoom: Teacher sings the last line, "Only if you're wearing _____" and whatever color she calls those students stand up. Continue until all are standing.

Adapt for in person: If possible, go outside or to the gym where you can space out in a line, all on one side of the gym. Sing or say the song. Teacher sings the last line, "Only if you're wearing _____" and whatever color she calls those students run across to the other side of the gym.

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Song Used: Nanny Goats

8 Listen to #115 "Nanny Goats"

Listen to #115 "Nanny Goats".

Create movements as you listen.

Say the chorus each time it occurs "Who's That trip trappin' over my bridge".

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Song Used: Nanny Goats

9 Read the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff to the students

A pdf of the story is given in supporting resources.

Read the story to the students.

Each time the troll asks who's trip-trapping over his bridge, say that part of the rap.

You could also use the Mr. Troll song each time a goat wants to cross the bridge.

Dramatize the story!

Song Used: Knees Up Mother Brown

10 If time permits, move to #119 "Knees up Mother Brown"

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

11 End our class by singing "Skinnamarink"

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”.

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