In this lesson you will:

  • Learn how to sing loud and quiet
  • Make Animal Sound cards
  • Play games and sing songs about kitties

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing loud
  • I can sing quiet
  • I can tell the difference between loud and quiet sounds

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the Time for Music Song

Sing Time for Music with the lyrics video.

Count the beats at the end of each verse.
Count the beats out loud.

Think up new ways that you could keep a beat, and sing your new verses.

Numeracy: Counting is numeracy! Cut out 8 hearts and have children tap on the hearts as they count. Take 2 away. Have them count the hearts now - 1-2-3-4-5-6.

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2 Warm Up Your Voice!

Warm up voices with the Slide Whistle Video.

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3 Animal Rhythms

Echo Mrs. Gagne with animal rhythms.

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4 Listen to the Poem "Five Little Kitties"

Play the video and listen to the poem "Five Little Kitties"

Play the video again and say the poem with the video.

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5 Watch the Kids Demo Video of "Five Little Kitties"

Watch the kids demo video of five little kitty.

Can you act out the Five Little Kitties poem like the kids in the video?

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6 Review "MMm Ahh Went the Little Green Frog"

In the video the song is sung three times.
The second time it's sung quietly, the last time it's sung loud.

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7 Move to "Quiet and Loud Movement"

While you listen to "Quiet and Loud Movement" move to the music like frogs move.

Show with your movements when the music is loud and when the music is quiet.

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8 Make Animal Sound Cards

Print and cut out the animal sounds cards or save paper and ink, and make your own.

To make your own cards, draw pictures of the animals and print their sounds under them.

As you listen to the song, point to the animal card that shows the animal you are singing about.

9 Listen to "When Cats Get Up in the Morning"

Listen to the song "When Cats Get up in the Morning".

Put your animal cards in order as you sing the song.

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10 Listen to "The Old Gray Cat"

Listen to the song "Old Gray Cat"

Pretend to be the cat and then the mouse in this song.

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11 Watch the kids play the "Old Gray Cat" Game

Watch the kids play the "Old Gray Cat" game.
The kids are pretending to be the cat and the mouse.

Play the video again and act out the song like the kids in the video.

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12 Review last week's module, or any of the songs you like!

Review last week's 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 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!