In this lesson, you will:

  • #46 “It’s Music Time” – echo
  • #81 “Body Moves”
  • #74 “Whoops Johnny”
  • #82 “Mix a Pancake”
  • optional story “Pancakes, Pancakes” by Eric Carle
  • #83 “Surprise Symphony” – sleeping version

Review as time permits:

  • #78 “The More We Get Together”
  • #79  “I Like Valentines”
  • #80 “Valentine Game”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can move to the beat.
  • I can listen and respond to music.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: It's Music Time

1 Sing the echoes in #46 “It’s Music Time”

Sing and move to the music.

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Song Used: Body Moves

2 Review #81 “Body Moves”

Have fun moving all the body parts that are mentioned in the song!

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Song Used: Whoops Johnny

3 Review #74 "Whoops Johnny"

Say the names of the kids in your class fast/slow, loud/quiet, and high/low.

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Song Used: Mix a Pancake

4 Learn the fingerplay #82 “Mix a Pancake”

Watch the video, then play again and say the poem.

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Song Used: Mix a Pancake

5 Learn the movements for the fingerplay #82 “Mix a Pancake”

Copy the movements for mix a pancake.

Extend this by adding instruments.

Mix a pancake, -play on guiro
Stir a pancake, -play on guiro
Pop it in the pan; -play on a drum
Fry the pancake, -play on guiro
Toss the pancake, -play on a vibraslap
Catch it if you can. -play on a drum

Substitute instruments freely to use whatever you have.

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6 Read the story, "Pancakes, Pancakes" by Eric Carle

Read the story, "Pancakes, Pancakes" by Eric Carle.

At the end of each section of the story, sing a refrain, "Pancakes, pancakes, I want some pancakes".
(make up a so-mi-la melody)
At the end of the story, say the fingerplay "Mix a Pancake".
Shrove Tuesday is Feb 16th in 2021.

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7 Tell the children the Surprise Symphony story.

Tell the story to your students:

Franz Joseph Haydn was a composer who lived almost 300 years ago in Austria. He worked for a prince and lived in a castle. His job was to write beautiful music for the prince and his guests. The prince would have big dinners for his guests, and after dinner there would be a concert.

Sometimes the guests ate so much at dinner that they got sleepy during the concert. Mr. Haydn was disappointed when he saw someone sleeping while his beautiful music was playing. He thought they didn’t like his music. He decided to write a piece of music that would surprise the audience.

Pretend that you are in the audience at Mr. Haydn’s concert.
Pretend to sleep during the quiet parts. If you hear a surprise, wake up! How did Mr. Haydn surprise his audience?

Song Used: Surprise Symphony

8 Listen to the Surprise Symphony

Listen to the symphony and dramatize being a sleepy listener.

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Song Used: The More We Get Together

9 Review #78 “The More We Get Together”

Listen to the video.

Play the video again and sing along.

Create movements to go with the song.

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Song Used: I Like Valentines

10 Review #79 “I Like Valentines”

Listen to the video.

Play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: I Like Valentines

11 Review the movements the kids do for "I Like Valentines" and sing along

Sing along with the kids. Copy their movements.

Another option is to play an instrument with the song.

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Song Used: Valentine Game

12 Review #80 “Valentine Game”

Sing the song and play the game.

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

13 End the lesson with "Skinamarink"

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