Kindergarten Lesson 9

In this lesson you will

  • #1 “Welcome to School” – sing
  • #43 “Gavotte” by J. S. Bach – move to the beat and play along
  • Loud Quiet game
  • Loud or Quiet interactive activities
  • #38 “Grumpy Grizzly” – sing and play
  • #40 “Tommy Thumb” – sing and move
  • #39 “Can’t Wait to Hibernate” – sing along or play along – or – #42 “Kumbayah” (sing for peace verse for November 11)
  • sing our closing song, “Skinnamarink”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can identify loud and quiet sounds.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Sing the echoes in our welcome song

Sing the echoes in our welcome song.

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Song Used: Gavotte, J.S. Bach

2 Move to the beat of #43 "Gavotte" by J.S. Bach

Move to the beat of #43 "Gavotte" by J. S. Bach.

Clap or tap the beat as the music plays.

Use a big beat when the music is loud.
Use a small beat when the music is quiet.

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3 Play the Loud Quiet Game

Play the Loud Quiet game. It is #12 in the list of games.

4 Option 1: Create and perform a Loud Quiet pattern

Create and perform a Loud Quiet pattern.

5 Option 2: Make Loud Quiet patterns with manipulatives

With the loud/quiet cards, you and students can create and perform loud/quiet patterns in the same way that you did in the interactive activity.

If you have a printer, print the cards. Print the words LOUD or quiet.

If you want to make your own (without printing), fold a piece of paper in half, then in half again, and in half again to make 8 squares. Print LOUD on 4 squares and quiet on 4 squares.

A video showing how to do this follows.

Then make patterns and say/clap or play them.
Try out new patterns. Try playing on different instruments.

6 How to create loud quiet patterns

How to create loud quiet patterns.

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Song Used: Grumpy Grizzly

7 Sing and play #38 "Grumpy Grizzly"

Listen to the song. Play the video again and sing along.

Adapt
For Zoom Lesson: Choose one student to be the sleeping grizzly bear. This student keeps eyes closed. When his/her eyes are closed, the teacher chooses one student to be the "hunter."
Sing the song. At the end of the song, the grizzly bear has 3 tries to guess who the hunter was.

In-person: Choose one student to be the sleeping grizzly bear. This student keeps eyes closed. When his/her eyes are closed, the teacher chooses one student to be the "hunter."
Listen to the song. On the words "wake him up" the hunter says the words with the recording. The grizzly bear has 3 tries to guess who the hunter was.

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Song Used: Tommy Thumb

8 Learn the song #40 "Tommy Thumb" and create movements

Listen to the song #40 "Tommy Thumb".

Use ideas from the video to create movements to the song.

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Song Used: Tommy Thumb

9 Sing verse 1 of "Tommy Thumb" with the kids

Sing verse 1 of #40 "Tommy Thumb" with the students in the video.

This class is singing very well in tune and is a good vocal model for your students.

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Song Used: Tommy Thumb

10 Sing and do the movements for #40 "Tommy Thumb"

Sing and do the movements for #40 "Tommy Thumb".

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Song Used: Can’t Wait to Hibernate

11 Learn song #39 "Can't Wait to Hibernate"

Listen to song #39 "Can't Wait to Hibernate".

Make up movements to go with the chorus. For example:
"Can't wait" - clasp hands together (beg)
"to hibernate" - motion sleeping
"great!" - throw hands in the air

Invite students to choose an instrument to play along with the verses.

Play again and sing along on all the choruses.

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Song Used: Can’t Wait to Hibernate

12 Copy the movements and play along with #39 "Can't Wait to Hibernate"

Copy the movements and play along with #39 "Can't Wait to Hibernate".

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Song Used: Kumbayah

13 Optional: Learn to sing song #42 "Kumbayah"

Optional: Learn to sing song #42 "Kumbayah".

The repetitive lyrics in this song make it easy for students to learn.

Listen to the Kids Demo first. This class has a lovely singing tone that is a great model for kindergarten classes.

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Song Used: Kumbayah

14 Optional: Learn to sing song #42 "Kumbayah"

Listen and sing along.

Invite the students to choose instruments and play along with the song.

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

15 Sing our closing song, "Skinnamarink"

Sing our closing song, "Skinnamarink".

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