Kindergarten Lesson 27

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • “Welcome to School”
  • echo Bunny Bobo
  • #119 “Knees Up Mother Brown” – dance
  • #117 “Move to the Drum 1” – create movement
  • #120 “Tingalayo”- sing, move, play, create verse
  • create beat movement with “Action Leader”

Review as time permits

  • #114 “Mr. Troll”  – sing, play game
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff story – read, dramatize
  • #115 “Nanny Goats” – move, say

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can play instruments with music.
  • I can move to show fast and slow.
  • I can sing and play music from other cultures.
  • I can create new ideas and lyrics for a song.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Play along with #1 "Welcome to School"

Play sticks with the welcome song.

Click and drum with the sticks.

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2 Echo Bunny Bobo

Echo Bunny Bobo.

Invite the children to make up new Bobo patterns for the class to echo.

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Song Used: Knees Up Mother Brown

3 Review the song #119 "Knee’s Up Mother Brown"

Review #119 "Knee’s Up Mother Brown".
Create movements the way the words suggest.

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Song Used: Move to the Drum 1

4 Listen and Move to the Drum

Listen to the drum in the movie. Follow what the drum does with your feet.

Listen carefully for how the drum changes!

Invite students to take turns playing the drum and have the class move the way the student plays.

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Song Used: Tingalayo

5 About the song #120 Tingalayo

#120 "Tingalayo" is a calypso song that comes from the Caribbean.

It was sung in Trinidad and other countries near there.

Song Used: Tingalayo

6 Listen to the song #120 Tingalayo

Play along with the song with shakers and sticks.

In the chorus, play shakers.

In the verses, play sticks.

Discuss what kinds of things the donkey did in the song.

Ask the students if a real donkey could do those things?

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Song Used: Tingalayo

7 Think of Other Movements the Donkey Could Do in the Song

Optional: Print and complete the worksheet and think of other things the donkey could do.

Try out some of the children's ideas as new verses in the song.

If no printer is available, draw a picture of another movement, action, or activity the donkey could do on paper.

Song Used: Hugs and Grugs

8 Choose 4 leaders to create beat movements in "Action Leader"

Choose 4 leaders.

Each leader will create movement to the beat. The class will copy.

This is great for reinforcing beat and fast and slow.

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Song Used: Mr. Troll

9 Review #114 “Mr. Troll”

Sing and play the game.

If singing is not allowed, say the words.

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 children 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 children run across to the other side of the gym.

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10 Review as time permits #115 “Nanny Goats”

Review #155 "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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