In this lesson you will

  • sing and dramatize the song, “Grandma Moses.”
  • sing a song for grandparents
  • make up movements for “Wear a Helmet When you Ride.”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and dramatize a song
  • I can sing a song for grandparents or great parents
  • I can make up movements for a bike safety song

Teaching Procedure

1 Listen to the song, "Grandma Moses"

Listen to the song, "Grandma Moses."

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

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Song Used: Grandma Moses

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

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Song Used: Grandma and Grandpa

3 Learn the Words for a song for Grandma and Grandpa

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

Read another line. Have the child repeat back.

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

Song Used: Grandma and Grandpa

4 Learn a song for Grandma and Grandpa

Learn a song for Grandma and Grandpa

This is a longer song and is intended for a Grandparents Day performance. (Sept 13)

Listen to the first part of the song. Ask your child 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

5 Listen to the song, "Wear a Helmet When you Ride."

Listen to the song, "Wear a Helmet When you Ride."

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

Invite your child 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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6 Assessment Suggestions

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

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

7 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!