In this lesson you will

Sing song #1 “Welcome to School”

Play Freeze Dance or play instruments with the music.

warmup with spooky sounds

Review  song #35. “Halloween Looby Loo”

Review the poem “Jelly in the Bowl” and play instruments with it.

Review song #37 “Pumpkin Fat” and play the game

Learn about high-low sounds with Pumpkin Fat

Learn to sing #36 “Costume Fun” and play the game.

Learn to sing #34 “Brush Your Teeth”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing, play and move to music
  • I can show the high and low sounds in a song

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

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

Sing the echoes in the song, "Welcome to School"

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2 Play Freeze Dance with the Music

Play Freeze Dance with the music or play instruments to the beat!

Invite the kids 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 - if you're moving after the music stops, you sit down.
- a fun variant is to have the kids freeze and make a pose. You might make a pose like a pumpkin or cat or skeleton.

You could invite students to choose instruments and play to the beat along with the music.

3 Sing and move to "Halloween Looby Loo"

Sing and move to "Halloween Looby Loo"

On the part with the "oo" pretend you're stirring up a brew.

Do all the other movements that the kids do.

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4 Review the poem, "Jelly in the Bowl"

Review the poem, "Jelly in the Bowl"

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

Now 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.

5 Show high and low sounds in the song

Show high and low sounds in the song.

Do as many of the interactive activities as you like.

6 Learn the game "Costume Fun"

Learn the game "Costume Fun"

Choose one child to be the actor. Have the class sing the song and then guess what the child “is.” The child might choose to be an animal or may act something out – bunny, gorilla, piano player, baseball player, etc.
Sing to the class, asking them what the child is. For example, “What is Sarah?” (s m s m)
Individual students could sing their answer back to you. “Sarah is a bunny.” (ss ml s m)

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7 Learn song #34. "Brush Your Teeth"

Learn song #34. "Brush Your Teeth"

Have the students create actions to go with the song.

Talk about why it's important to brush teeth after you've eaten candy.

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8 Sing, "Skinamarink"

Sing, "Skinamarink"

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