Kindergarten Lesson 6

In this lesson you will

  • #1 “Welcome to School” – sing
  • #23 “Hey!  Hey!  Look at Me”  review, as vocal warmup, create movements
  • #21 “Autumn Leaves”  – review, sing, do body scale, make word rhythms with colors
  • learn the words and movements for the poem “Criss Cross Applesauce”
  • #25  “Air”, J. S. Bach – move with stuffed animals, create own movement
  • #26  “Badinerie”, J. S. Bach – move with paper plates or two cut out circles

Review

  • #22 “Shape Song” – play along

Sing our closing song, “Skinnamarink”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing, move and play with music.
  • I can show how notes go higher and lower.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Echo sing #1 "Welcome to School"

Sing the echoes in the song.

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Song Used: Hey! Hey! Look at Me

2 Sing and move to song #23 "Hey! Hey! Look at Me!"

Sing and move to song #23 "Hey! Hey! Look at Me!"

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Song Used: Hey! Hey! Look at Me

3 Sing #23 "Hey! Hey! Look at Me" and make up your own movements.

Sing the song again, but this time, make up your own verses and movements.

For example: (You will need 5 different ideas)
1. Hey! Hey! Look at me! I am twisting you can see!
2. Hey! Hey! Look at me! I am jumping you can see!
3. Hey! Hey! Look at me! I am swaying you can see!
4. Hey! Hey! Look at me! I am twirling you can see!
5. Hey! Hey! Look at me! I am nodding you can see!

Song Used: Autumn Leaves

4 Review the song #21 "Autumn Leaves"

Review the song #21 "Autumn Leaves" and point to the leaves while you listen.

The leaves show how the song goes higher and lower.

Play it again and sing along.

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Song Used: Autumn Leaves

5 Sing #21 "Autumn Leaves" and show the body scale while you sing

Sing the song #21 "Autumn Leaves" and show the body scale while you sing.

The body scale shows how the notes go higher and lower.

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6 Make a word rhythm pattern with fall leaves

Make a word rhythm pattern with fall leaves.

You could print the page located in supporting resources or better still, draw your own!

Color your leaves red, yellow, orange, brown or green.

Say the first line of #21 "Autumn Leaves" as your A section:
"Autumn leaves are falling, falling the to ground."

Then say your color words as a B section. Say your words two times.
You could play on an instrument while you say.
For example: Yellow, yellow, yellow, red.

If you are in class, say the A section, then have 2 students say their patterns.

Song Used: Criss Cross Applesauce

7 Learn the words to the poem "Criss Cross Applesauce"

Learn the words to the poem "Criss Cross Applesauce".

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Song Used: Criss Cross Applesauce

8 Learn the movements to the poem "Criss Cross Applesauce"

Learn the movements to the poem "Criss Cross Applesauce".

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Song Used: Air, J.S. Bach

9 Listen and move to #25 "Air" by J. S. Bach

Listen and move to #25 "Air" by J. S. Bach.

Is this music fast or slow?

It's slow!

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Song Used: Air, J.S. Bach

10 Make up your own movements to #25 "Air" by J. S. Bach

Make up your own movements to #25 "Air" by J. S. Bach.

You could use two stuffed animals, or you could use scarves.

Song Used: Badinerie, J.S. Bach

11 Find paper plates or cut out circles and move to #26 "Badinerie" by J. S. Bach

Find two paper plates or cut out two circles and move to #26 "Badinerie" by J. S. Bach.

Is this music fast or slow?

It's fast!

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Song Used: Badinerie, J.S. Bach

12 Make up your own movements to #26 "Badinerie" by J. S. Bach

Make up your own movements to #26 "Badinerie" by J. S. Bach.

You can dance, move with stuffed animals or paper plates.

13 Draw shapes on paper plates to use as instruments in the "Shape Song"

Draw shapes on paper plates to use as instruments in the "Shape Song"

Hold up the plate when the shape is called for in the song, and tap on the drum with a dowel or a pencil.

If you don't have paper plates, draw the shapes on construction paper or paper.

Song Used: Shape Song

14 Sing and play along with #22 "Shape Song"

Sing and play along with #22 "Shape Song".

Use the paper plate instruments you made in the previous activity.

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

15 Sing our closing song, "Skinnamarink"

Sing our closing song, "Skinnamarink".

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