Kindergarten Lesson 31 (2021)

In this lesson you will

  • sing a new hello song
  • #135 “If All the Raindrops” – review
  • #133 “Rain Rain” – review, interactives, point and color page
  • #139 “Grandma Moses” – Kids Demo act out and sing along
  • #140 “Grandma and Grandpa” – learn words, discuss feelings
  • #141 “Wear a Helmet When You Ride”- create actions

If time permits, review

  • #137 “We’ve Got the Whole World”

Objectives

  • I can sing and dramatize a song.
  • I can point to show how notes go.
  • I can create movements.

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing a new hello song

Sing the echoes.

The teacher will sing (say) students' names in the blanks.

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Song Used: If All the Raindrops

2 Review #135 “If All the Raindrops”

Review the song.

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3 Point to the notes for #133 “Rain Rain”

Project or copy the pointing page for your students.

Point to the notes as you sing the song.

The next procedure has an audio track if you need a recording.

Print and have the students color the page and point to the umbrellas as they sing the song.
This is included to help students become aware of how the pitches go higher and lower.

4 Audio track for #133 "Rain Rain"

5 #133 "Rain Rain" Interactive beat and rhythm

Choose activities from the menu that are appropriate for your students.

If students are still practicing steady beat, do activities 1 and 2.
If students are preparing rhythm, do activities 1, 2 and 3.
Activities 4 and 5 are to help students distinguish between beat and rhythm.
Activities 6 and 7 have students label how many sounds are on a beat.
Activity 8 has students create with rhythm.

Song Used: Grandma Moses

6 Listen to song #139 "Grandma Moses"

Listen to song #139 "Grandma Moses".

Play it again and sing and say the song with the video.

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Song Used: Grandma Moses

7 Watch and sing with the Kids Demo

Watch the Kids Demo video.

If you have enough people at your house, try singing/saying and acting out the song.

Choose a student to be the grandma that is sick in bed. The student lays down on the floor pretending to be sick. The other students/parents gather around the grandma and sing the song to them, substituting the student’s name for “Grandma Moses.” For example, “Matthew, Matthew sick in bed.”

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Song Used: Grandma and Grandpa

8 #140 "Grandma and Grandpa"

Teachers: You may want to save this song for Learn a song for a Grandparents Day performance (September - or whenever you have grandparents or great parents day).

Read a line of the words to the students. Have them repeat the words back to you.

Read another line. Have the student repeat back.

Continue in this way until you've read the whole song.

Teachers may want to save this song for when they celebrate Grandparents Day (or Great Friends Day).

Song Used: Grandma and Grandpa

9 Learn #140 "Grandma and Grandpa"

Teachers: You may want to save this song for Learn a song for a Grandparents Day performance (September - or whenever you have grandparents or great parents day).

Listen to the first part of the song. Ask the student to tell you how it makes them feel.

Listen to a line of the song, then sing it back.

Play the video again. Listen to two lines of the song, then sing it back.

In this way, learn the whole song.

Parents - if you could make a video of your child singing this song and send it to their grandparents, you'd make their day!!!

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Song Used: Wear a Helmet

10 Listen to #141 "Wear a Helmet When You Ride."

Listen to song #141 "Wear a Helmet When you Ride".

As the weather gets nicer, more and more students are out on bikes, and we should be reviewing bike safety with them.

Invite students to make up actions or movements to go with the song.

Try singing just the chorus:

Wear a helmet when you ride,
when you ride.
Wear a helmet when you ride,
when you ride.
Keep your brains all safe
from harm inside
and wear a helmet when you ride,
when you ride.

Part of the song is performed in a singing voice and part in a speaking voice. Can you tell the difference?

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11 review #137 “We’ve Got the Whole World”

If time permits, review #137 “We’ve Got the Whole World”.

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