Kindergarten Lesson 32 (2021)

In this lesson you will

  • “Hello Song” – sing the echoes
  • do body percussion with Listen1 #43
  • Bobo – echo melody patterns
  • #145 “On a Log” – echo, Kids Demo
  • “Splish Splash” – learn the sound poem
  • #145 “On a Log” – story and sing along
  • #143 “Moms are Special” – sing, create actions, Mother’s Day card, book
  • #147 “Great Gate of Kiev” – listen, move to music, fast or slow
  • #148  “Symphony No. 4″ – listen, move to music, fast or slow
  • goodbye song, “Skinnamarink” – sing

Review, as time permits

  • #139 “Grandma Moses”
  • #141 “Wear a Helmet When You Ride”
  • #140 “Grandma and Grandpa”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can move to respond to music.
  • I can create sound effects to accompany a poem or story.

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the "Hello Song"

Sing the echoes in the "Hello Song".

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2 Do the body percussion shown in the video

Copy the body percussion.

There is a snap in the activity. If students can't snap their fingers, tell them to "rub them together".

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3 Bobo - Echo melody patterns

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Song Used: On a Log

4 Learn the melody for song #145 "On a Log"

Learn the melody for song #145 "On a Log".

Play a phrase, then pause the video and sing back.

Continue until you've learned the whole song.

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Song Used: On a Log

5 Sing song #145 "On a Log"

Sing song #145 "On a Log".

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Song Used: On a Log

6 Watch the Kids Demo video for song #145 "On a Log"

Watch the Kids Demo video for song #145 "On a Log"

In the video, the students sing "On a log Mr. Frog sang his song the whole day long" and on the glumps, they jump 4 times. The one who jumps the farthest is the winner. This game will work for in-person classes with covid restrictions. Space the students out, sing (or say) the song, then jump 4 times on the "glumps".

Adapt the game for virtual classes.
Ask students to back up from the camera as far as they can.
Sing the song, then jump on the "glumps". Who jumped the farthest?

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7 Learn a sound poem.

Learn a sound poem.

Read the poem to your students.

Could you make/play a shaker to make the splash sound?

Say the poem and play your shaker while you say it.

When you read the story that follows, add your shaker to the poem in the story.

Song Used: On a Log

8 Watch the story "On a Log"

Watch the story "On a Log".

When you hear the song in the story, sing along.

Say and play along with the sound poem.

Add other sound effects as your hear them.

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Song Used: Moms Are Special

9 Echo sing the melody for song #143 "Moms are Special"

Echo sing the melody for song #143 "Moms are Special".

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Song Used: Moms Are Special

10 Sing song #143 "Moms are Special"

Sing song #143 "Moms are Special".

Can you make up actions for each verse?

Play the video again, and try your actions.

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11 Option 1: Make a card for Mother's Day

Make a card for Mother's Day.

If you have a printer, download the printable card with the words to the song.

Save Paper! If you don't have a printer or don't want to print the card, make your own Mother's Day card.

12 Option 2: Make a Class Big Book of song #143 "Moms are Special"

To Make a Big Class Book

1. Print the file from supporting resources.

2. Give each student in the class one page to illustrate. If you have more than 18 students, make two books of the same song. If you have an uneven number of students for making two books, have some of the students who finish more quickly illustrate two pages.

3. Bind the books. An easy way to bind class books is to use a comb binding machine.

4. Read and sing the books with the class. Put the book in your class library so that students can read (or sing!) the book during free time.

If you are going to perform a song, enhance your performance by scanning student illustrations, inserting them into a powerpoint and projecting the illustrations as students sing.

13 Option 3: Have each student illustrate a little storybook to take home

The little book template has all the song lyrics typed out.

Each student will illustrate the entire book, then take it home.

If you have taught the song, students may be able to follow the lyrics in their little book.

Song Used: The Great Gate of Kiev, Mussorgsky

14 Move to the music #147 "The Great Gate of Kiev" with paper plates

Move to the music #147 "The Great Gate of Kiev" with paper plates.

Can you find two paper plates?

If you don't have paper plates, cut two circles out of paper.

Copy the movements that you see in the video.

Is the music slow or fast?

It's slow!

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Song Used: Symphony No. 4, Mendelssohn

15 Move to the music #148 "Symphony No. 4" with paper plates

Move to the music #148 "Symphony No. 4" with paper plates.

Can you find two paper plates?

If you don't have paper plates, cut two circles out of paper.

Copy the movements that you see in the video.

Is the music slow or fast?

It's fast!

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Song Used: Grandma Moses

16 Review #139 “Grandma Moses”

Review the song as time permits.

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Song Used: Wear a Helmet

17 Review #141 “Wear a Helmet”

Review the song as time permits.

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Song Used: Grandma and Grandpa

18 Review #140 “Grandma and Grandpa”

Review the song as time permits.

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19 Sing our Goodbye Song, "Skinnamarink"

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