Kindergarten Lesson 29 (updated)

Concepts:
In this lesson, you will:
  • echo vegetable rhythm

  • review #130 “Old Mr. Rabbit”, game

  • create carrot/corn rhythms

  • learn #131 “Spaceworms” – sing, move, add sound effects

  • learn the poem Zoom, Zoom, Zoom – poem, create acc.

  • #132 “Five Green Men” – listen/sing with manipulatives, create movement, dramatize

  • review #124 “Bubble Gum”  – counting game

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can perform and create with word rhythms
  • I can dramatize a song

Teaching Procedure

1 Welcome to school body percussion

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2 Do a slide whistle warm up

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Song Used: Kids Are Cool

3 Review Kids are Cool - lyrics video

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Song Used: Kids Are Cool

4 Copy the movements for "Kids are Cool"

- copy Miss Danece as she shows the movements

- simplify if you need to

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5 Echo the vegetable rhythms

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Song Used: Old Mr. Rabbit

6 Review "Old Mr. Rabbit"

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Play it again and sing along.

Play the game. The teacher is Farmer Brown.
The students are little bunnies trying to get into his garden.
Line the bunnies up on one side of the room.
As you sing/listen to the song, every 2nd beat the bunnies take a small jump closer. At the end of the song, Farmer Brown shoos the bunnies out of the garden and they go back to their starting point.

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7 Create your own word rhythms with corn and carrots

I do - We do - You do

- use the interactive activity to model for your students how to create and perform a word rhythm composition

- for example, clap "carrots" and stomp "corn." Do you like it? Keep it. If not, try it another way.

- after modeling for students, give them the carrot/corn cards to create their own patterns.

Song Used: Old Mr. Rabbit

8 Create Word Rhythms Using Corn and Carrots

Create word rhythms using vegetable words!
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY COMING SOON!

Print and cut the corn/carrots cards provided. Create a pattern with them. Say and clap the words. You could perform the rhythms with body percussion (clap, pat, stomp), instruments or found sounds.

If no printer is available, fold a piece of paper into 4 squares and draw your own corn and carrots. Make patterns and clap them.

Song Used: Spaceworms

9 Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for Spaceworms

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Listen again and create your own movements for the song.

Add sound effects that match what you hear in the music.

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10 Optional - Learn the poem "Zoom Zoom Zoom"

Virtual: Teach the poem.
- invite the children to create sounds to go with the poem

In-Person: Decide which words in the poem are important. Choose instruments to play sound effects for
those words.
For example, on “zoom” play a guiro, a ratchet or a cymbal.
On “moon” and “soon” play a triangle.

Song Used: Five Green Men

11 Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for Five Green Men

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song. Try the actions listed below:

Five green men in a silver spaceship – Show 5 fingers

Flew ‘round the moon one day. – Make a fist with the left hand to be the “moon.” Circle the 5 fingers around the fist.

They looked all around, – Look out with hand shading eyes

Didn’t like what they found, – Shake head no

So one of them flew away. – Put hand behind your back and take away 1 finger

Repeat with 4, 3, 2, and 1 finger.

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Song Used: Five Green Men

12 Manipulatives for "Five Green Men"

To help students grasp the counting in the "Five Green Men" song, give each child the manipulatives. A color and a black and white version are given.

- cut out the five men.

- when one of the five men flies away in the song, turn that card over. (or fly him behind your back)

Song Used: Move to the Drum 1

13 Review the "Bubble Gum" Counting game

- sing or say the poem

- then count and tell how many bubble gum are in the dish

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