Kindergarten Lesson 37 (updated 2021)

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • “Hello Song”- sing without names
  • “Sleepy Bunnies” – review song, create movement
  • perform body percussion
  • play the Trivia Wheel game “Loud or Quiet”
  • #167 “The Mill”  – sing with the story, play game
  • #170 “What Shall We Do?” – listen, sing, respond
  • #166 “Miss Polly” – review song, create actions
  • sing campfire songs
  • “The More We Get Together” – sing, create actions
  • #42 “Kumbayah” – listen, sing along

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can play body percussion or instruments with music.
  • I can tell if sounds are quiet or loud.

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the "Hello Song"

This is a shorter version of the "Hello Song" in English, French and Spanish, without names.

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2 Review "Sleepy Bunnies"

Review the song and make up movements to the music.

If you want to review many more of the movement songs from the year, there is a module in "Learning Modules - General - Movement Songs Favorites".

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3 Do body percussion

Watch the video and do the body percussion shown.

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4 Play the Trivia Wheel game "Loud or Quiet"

Have fun with this new game.
Divide the class into 2 teams or play teacher vs. students.

Song Used: The Mill

5 Learn to sing #167 “The Mill”

Listen to the song.
Play the video again and sing along.

Game Directions:
Form a circle. The ‘miller’ stands inside the circle pretending to grind the grain. Students step the beat around the circle while they sing the song. A second student, the ‘mill owner’ walks outside the circle. At the end of the song, the miller runs out of the circle and is chased by the owner back to where the circle was broken. Choose a new ‘miller’ and ‘owner’ and continue the play until everyone has had a turn. If there are uneven numbers, the teacher can take a turn.

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Song Used: The Mill

6 Sing #167 "The Mill" showing how the notes go

Watch the note highlights video for the song.
Show with your arms how the notes go higher and lower.
It would be fun to show how the notes go with a parachute or a stretchy band.

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Song Used: The Mill

7 Listen and sing with the story "The Mill"

Listen to the story "The Mill" and sing the song when it occurs in the story.

Say and play an instrument with the poem:
Ticka tacka ticka tacka
Ticka tacka tick

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Song Used: What Shall We Do?

8 Learn to sing #170 “What Shall We Do?”

Listen to the song video. Stop after each verse and ask students to tell you what the children in the song were doing outside.

Play the video again and sing along.

Can you think up new verses?

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9 Optional: Illustrate a mini-book of the song lyrics

A reproducible mini-book is given in Supporting Resources.
Students may enjoy illustrating the verses in the song.
This is an activity that is especially useful to teachers who cannot sing in music classes.

Song Used: Miss Polly

10 Review song #166 'Miss Polly"

Review the song and create actions for song #166 'Miss Polly".

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11 CAMPFIRE SONGS!

This week we’ll sing some songs that you could sing around the campfire or on a car trip.

Another option for teachers is to do all the movement songs in the Movement module under "Learning Modules - General - Movement Songs Favorites".

Song Used: The More We Get Together

12 Listen to the song "The More We Get Together"

Listen to the song "The More We Get Together".

Play one verse. Play the video again and sing along!

Make up movements to go with the song.

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Song Used: Kumbayah

13 Listen to #42 "Kumbayah" then sing along!

Listen to a verse of "Kumbayah".

Then play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: Kumbayah

14 Watch the Kids Demo video of #42 "Kumbayah"

Listen to the Kids Demo video of "Kumbayah".
This demo is a really lovely example of kindergarten students' singing voices.

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