Kindergarten Lesson 7

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • #1 “Welcome to School” – sing
  • Freeze Dance
  • warmup with spooky sounds
  • #35 “Halloween Looby Loo” – learn the song
  • learn the poem “Jelly in the Bowl” and play instruments with it.
  • #37 “Pumpkin Fat” – sing with a pointing page
  • play the game Which Pattern Did you Hear?
  • play a song on a glockenspiel!
  • sing our closing song, “Skinnamarink”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can play instruments with a poem.
  • I can show how sounds go higher and lower.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Sing the echoes in the song #1 "Welcome to School"

Sing the echoes in the song #1 "Welcome to School".

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2 Play Freeze Dance with the Music

Play Freeze Dance with the music.

Invite the students to move to the beat - dance, twist, hop, turn, sway.

Teachers starts the music. When the teacher hits pause, all FREEZE.
Some teachers play this as an elimination game - if you're moving after the music stops, you sit down.
A fun variant is to have the students freeze and make a pose. You might make a pose like a pumpkin or cat or skeleton.

Song Used: Halloween Looby Loo

3 Listen and sing with #35 "Halloween Looby Loo"

Listen and sing with #35 "Halloween Looby Loo".

Listen to the song. When you are ready, sing along!

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Song Used: Halloween Looby Loo

4 Watch how the students move to #35 "Halloween Looby Loo"

Watch how the students move to #35 "Halloween Looby Loo".

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Song Used: Halloween Looby Loo

5 Move to #35 "Halloween Looby Loo" without a parachute

At home, you probably don't have a parachute.

Instead of moving with the parachute on the part with the "oo", pretend you're stirring up a brew. Do all the other movements that the students do in the previous video.

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6 Learn the poem "Jelly in the Bowl"

Learn the poem "Jelly in the Bowl".

First, try moving to the poem:
Lines 1, 2, 4: pat your tummy to the beat
Line 3: wiggle

Then, choose 2 instruments.
Play one on lines 1, 2, 4 (sticks) and the other one on line 3 (shaker).

Try other ways to move or play with the poem.

7 Jelly in the Bowl - movement and instrument demo

You can make up your own movements, or use the ideas in the video.

Choose two instruments.
Play one on lines 1, 2, 4 (sticks) and the other one on line 3 (shaker).

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8 Listen and point to the notes in the song #37 "Pumpkin Fat"

Listen and point to the notes in the song #37 "Pumpkin Fat".

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Song Used: Pumpkin Fat

9 Watch how students play the game from #37 "Pumpkin Fat"

Watch how the students in the video play the game from #37 "Pumpkin Fat".

At home, play the game with a brother or sister or mom or dad.
You can change the game a little at home to make it even more fun.

Sing the song, make a scary face and freeze.
The person who's playing with you will try to make you laugh or move.
Switch parts and play it again.

In a Zoom lesson, sing the song and all the students make a scary face and freeze. The teacher will try to make you laugh or move!

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10 Which pattern did you hear?

You will hear a pattern on an instrument.

Figure out if it's pattern 1, 2, or 3.

At the end of the activity, play all the patterns on the glockenspiel.
Do you know what song this is?

Song Used: Skinnamarink

11 Sing our closing song, "Skinnamarink"

Sing our closing song, "Skinnamarink".

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