Kindergarten Lesson 7 (m.1)

In this lesson you will

  • Sing a frog song,  “On a Log”  play a singing game and sing the song in a story
  • Sing a song for Mother’s Day, “Moms are Special”

Objectives

  • I can sing and play singing games
  • I can move to respond to music

Teaching Procedure

1 Echo the rhythm that you hear.

Echo the rhythm that you hear.

Song Used: On a Log

2 Learn the melody for the song, "On a Log"

Learn the melody for the song, "On a Log"

Echo what you hear.

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Song Used: On a Log

3 Sing the song, "On a Log"

Sing the song, "On a Log"

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Song Used: On a Log

4 Watch the kids demo for the song, "On a Log"

Watch the kids demo for the song, "On a Log"

In the video, the kids sing "On a log Mr. Frog sang his song the whole day long" and on the glumps, they jump 4 times. The one who jumps the farthest is the winner.

If you have enough people in your house, have a "frog" race like the kids in the video.

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5 Learn a sound poem.

Learn a sound poem.

Read the poem to your child.

Could you make a shaker to make the splash sound?

Say the poem and play your shaker while you say it.

When you read the story that follows, add your shaker to the poem in the story.

6 Watch the story "On a Log"

Watch the story "On a Log"

When you hear the song in the story, sing along.

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7 Echo sing the melody for the song, "Moms are Special"

Echo sing the melody for the song, "Moms are Special"

Note to Teachers: This Video is coming soon!

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8 Sing the song, "Moms are Special"

Sing the song, "Moms are Special"

Can you make up actions for each verse?

Play the video again, and try your actions.

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9

Make a card for Mother's Day.

If you have a printer, download the printable card with the words to the song.

Save Paper! If you don't have a printer or don't want to print the card, make your own Mother's Day card.

10 Move to the music, "The Great Gate of Kiev" with paper plates

Move to the music with paper plates, "The Great Gate of Kiev"

Can you find two paper plates?

If you don't have paper plates, cut two circles out of paper.

Copy the movements that you see on the video.

Is the music slow or fast?

It's slow!

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11 Move to the music, "Symphony No. 4" with paper plates

Move to the music, "Symphony No. 4" with paper plates

Can you find two paper plates?

If you don't have paper plates, cut two circles out of paper.

Copy the movements that you see on the video.

Is the music slow or fast?

It's fast!

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12 Review last weeks module, or any of the songs you like!

Repetition is one of the ways that we learn something well.

Children improve singing on pitch, learn the lyrics and melody better with each repetition.

Children will develop their musicality if you sing, move, play more often!

Keep a list of the songs and activities that you like.

You can easily find any song by using the search engine on the website.

13 Optional Assessment

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

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

14 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!