Kindergarten Lesson 38 (updated 2021)

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • “Hello Song” – sing
  • choose from 2 options: 1. select from Movement Song Favorites learning module – sing, move, free play, free dance -or- 2. Campfire Songs

    • #170 “What Shall We Do?” – illustrate mini book
    • #166 “Miss Polly” – review, create actions
    • “The More We Get Together” – create movement
    • #42 “Kumbayah” – sing, create new verses
    • #174 “She’ll Be Comin ’Round the Mountain” – sing, move to the song
    • #150 “Old McDonald” – sing along
    • #165 “A Boy and Girl in a Canoe” – sing, create actions, copy movements

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can improvise on instruments.
  • I can create verses.

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 Option 1 - Movement Song Favorites Learning Module

For this end-of-the-school-year lesson, there are 2 options.
Option 1.
Select the link below to go to the Movement Song Favorites learning module.
There are 15 favorite songs for students to sing and move with (or just move).

Students may also enjoy free dance or free play time.

Free Play - Put 4 tubs of instruments on the floor: woods, metals, shakes/scrapes, and drums. Send the students to one of the 4 tubs. Signs to put on your tubs are included in Supporting Resources.
(You could print a second set of signs for you to point to when it’s time to switch tubs.) Play an age-appropriate pop song of your choice and invite the students with woods to play along. Pause. When you restart, invite the metals to play. Continue until all students have had a turn.

Free Dance - Play an age-appropriate pop song of your choice and invite students to dance to the music. You could play "freeze dance" with it. Stop the music and students have to stop and freeze. If they are caught moving, they sit down.

Option 2.
Review the camps songs that follow.

Song Used: What Shall We Do?

3 Option 2. Camp Songs - Review #170 "What Shall We Do?"

Review the song.

If you didn't have students illustrate the mini books in the previous lesson, they are in Supporting Resources above. These books can be illustrated, then cut out and stapled.

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Song Used: Miss Polly

4 Review #166 "Miss Polly"

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

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Song Used: The More We Get Together

5 Review the Song "The More We Get Together"

Sing along.

Make up movements to go with the song.

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Song Used: Kumbayah

6 Review Song #42 "Kumbayah"

Sing along.

Create new verses. Here are a few examples:
- Someone's feeling tired.... (teachers are, for sure!)
- Someone's going to camp...
- Someone's listening well...
- Someone's being a friend...

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Song Used: She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain

7 Sing #174 "She’ll Be Comin' Round the Mountain"

Sing with the lyrics video first.
Then sing with the Kids Demo video and do the movements that students show.

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Song Used: She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain

8 Sing and Do the Actions to #174 "She’ll Be Comin' Round the Mountain"

Sing and do the actions to #174 "She’ll Be Comin' Round the Mountain".

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Song Used: Old MacDonald

9 Sing Along with #150 "Old McDonald"

Sing along.

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10 Sing Along with #165 "A Boy and Girl in a Canoe"

Play some of the song for students to learn the melody.

Then play the video again and sing along.

Create actions to go with the song.

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Song Used: A Boy and Girl in a Canoe*

11 Copy the Movement Demo for #165 "A Boy and Girl in a Canoe"

Copy the movements for the song.
This is a very silly camp song.

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