Kindergarten Lesson 5 (a.3)

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • sing a song and say a poem as part of a story
  • sing a raindrops song
  • sing a song for Earth Day

Objectives

  • I can add a song and a poem to a story
  • I can sing a song for Earth Day
  • I can sing and show how notes go high and low

Teaching Procedure

1 Watch and Listen to the Song, "Rain Rain."

Watch and Listen to the Song, "Rain Rain."

Watch and point to notes as they go higher and lower.

Play it again and sing along.

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2 Learn the Pitter Patter Poem

Learn the Pitter Patter Poem

Try adding sounds to the poem.

Tap a finger on a table to make the sound of rain.

Or, tap a finger into the palm of your hand.

Or, tap a pencil on the counter.

Song Used: Rain Rain

3 Use the song "Rain Rain" and the Pitter Patter Poem in a story

Use the song "Rain Rain" and the Pitter Patter Poem in a story

Watch and listen to the story.

When the Pitter Patter poem comes, say it and do your sound.

When the song comes, sing along.

Literacy: Students develop deeper knowledge of words that were taught with an associated sound effect. Read more:
https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/rrq.280

Make other sounds as they occur in the story.

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Song Used: If All the Raindrops

4 Watch and Listen to the song, "If All the Raindrops"

Watch and Listen to the song, "If All the Raindrops"

Play the video again and sing along

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Song Used: If All the Raindrops

5 Optional: If you have a printer, Make a Little Book of the Song

If you have a printer, make a little book of the song.

Song Used: We’ve Got the Whole World

6 Sing, "We've Got the Whole World" for Earth Day

Listen to Verse 1 of , "We've Got the Whole World" for Earth Day

Play the video again and sing all the verses

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7 Optional Assessment Suggestions

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments.

8 Music IS Literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!