In this lesson, you will:

  • #46 “It’s Music Time” – sing the echoes
  • #74 “Whoops Johnny” – do the fingerplay
  • #75 “O – Ollie Otter”
  • story “Millions of Snowflakes” – accompany story with a simple song from #69 “Frosty Weather”

Review as time permits:

  • #70 “Roll the Snowball”
  • #71  “P – Perky Penguin”
  • #72  “Penguin March”
  • #73   “Five Little Penguins”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can keep the beat.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: It's Music Time

1 Sing the echos for #46 “It’s Music Time” - play along with instruments

Sing the echos for #46 “It’s Music Time”.

Find something to use for instruments. Play along!

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Song Used: Roll the Snowball

2 Review the fingerplay #70 “Roll the Snowball”

Create movements for the fingerplay.

Or watch the video that follows for movement ideas.

Notice how your voice can up as you roll the snowball up, and down as you roll it down.

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Song Used: Whoops Johnny

3 Watch how the kids play "Whoops Johnny "

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Song Used: Whoops Johnny

4 Say "Whoops Johnny"

Use the names of children in your class in the poem.

Ask the child if they want their name quiet or loud or fast or slow.

PreK children often don't remember the names of their classmates, so playing name games throughout the year is a good idea.

You can use this name game with PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2.

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Song Used: O - Ollie Otter

5 Sing the "Letter O" song

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Song Used: O - Ollie Otter

6 Read the Ollie Otter story

The Ollie Otter story is in the Letter O worksheets.
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Read it here!

Song Used: O - Ollie Otter

7 Sing "Ollie Otter"

Watch and listen to the video.

Play it again and sing along.

Create movements to go with the song.

If you need ideas for movement, watch the kids demo that follows.

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Song Used: O - Ollie Otter

8 Sing "Ollie Otter" and copy the movements

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9 Practice printing the letter O

If you can print the worksheets, have the students print and color.

If you prefer, have the children practice printing the letter O on a piece of paper and drawing two things that start with O.

Song Used: Frosty Weather

10 Learn the song "Frosty Weather"

Watch the video and listen to the song.

Play the video again and sing along.

If you have Orff instruments, you could have children accompany the song with a D-A bordun.

You could create a movement activity for the song. Make a circle.
Phrase 1 - Frosty weather - walk into the circle
Phrase 2 - Snowy weather - walk out of the circle
Phrase 3 - When the wind blows - walk around in the circle
Phrase 4 - we all go together - do a "starburst" motion with hands.

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11 Optional: Read the storybook "Millions of Snowflakes"

Read the storybook "Millions of Snowflakes".

After each section, sing the song "Frosty Weather".

If you have Orff instruments, you could have children accompany the song with a D-A bordun.

Song Used: P - Perky Penguin

12 Review "Letter P"

Review "Letter P".

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Song Used: P - Perky Penguin

13 Review #71 “Perky Penguin”

Create movements for the song.

Or watch the video that follows for movement ideas.

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Song Used: Penguins March

14 Review #72 “Penguin March”

Create movements to the music.

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

15 Sing our closing song #10 “Skinamarink”

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