In this lesson, you will:
- #1 “Time for Music” – sing and tap beats on beat strips after each verse
- #43 “Long Short Sounds” – play long and short sounds on unpitched instruments
- #44. “Letter G” and “Grumpy Gorilla” – sing the song
- #45 “African Drums” – listen to the song then play the beat with the music
- #41 “Teddy Bear Hoedown” – review
- #42 “Ring Around the Rosie” – sing and play
- #23 “Turkey Tango” – review the word rhythms
- I can keep the beat.
- I can sing and move to music.
- I can tell if sounds are long or short.
1 Sing #1 "Time for Music" and tap on beat strips
Sing #1 "TIme for Music" and tap on beat strips
2 Do some vocal exploration with shape cards
Do some vocal exploration with shape cards.
Note to teachers: Download these vocal exploration cards from the 'Vocal Warmups' section.
3 Listen to "Long and Short Sounds"
Listen to "Long and Short Sounds".
4 Play long and short sounds using the "Mystery Box"
Choose several unpitched instruments that can play long or short sounds.
A triangle or finger cymbals resonate so they play longer sounds.
Rhythm sticks play a short sound.
Hide the instrument so the children don't see it (maybe in the mystery box).
Play the instrument. Have the children tell you if the sound is long or short.
5 Sing the song, "Letter G"
Sing the song "Letter G".
6 Sing and move to "Grumpy Gorilla"
Sing and move to "Grumpy Gorilla".
7 Watch and move with the kids demo of "Grumpy Gorilla"
Watch and move with the kids demo of "Grumpy Gorilla".
8 Print or draw the letter G
Print or draw the letter G.
If you have a printer, download and print the letter G worksheets.
If not, practice printing G on a piece of paper, and draw 2 things that start with g.
9 Play along with #45 "African Drums"
Play along with #45 "African Drums".
Play with sticks, drums or any instrument you have available.
If you are at home, find things at home to use for instruments.
10 Review "Teddy Bear Hoedown"
Review "Teddy Bear Hoedown".
The next video has the kids demo to learn the movements.
11 Review the dance for "Teddy Bear Hoedown"
Review the dance for "Teddy Bear Hoedown".
12 Sing and move to #42 "Ring Around the Rosie"
Sing and move to #42 "Ring Around the Rosie"
13 Play the game like the kids in the video
Play the game like the kids in the video.
Play with a parent, a brother or sister, or a stuffed animal.
14 Optional for Thanksgiving: Review "Turkey Tango"
Optional for Thanksgiving: Review "Turkey Tango".
15 Sing our closing song "Skinamarink"
Sing our closing song "Skinamarink".
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