In this lesson, you will:

  • #46 “It’s Music Time” – echo
  • #88 “Go Bananas”
  • #84 “Chop Chop Chippety Chop”
  • #85 “LetterW” and :Wild Friends”
  • #86 “Ridin’ the Roller Coaster” – show melodic direction with arms
  • read the story “Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons”

Review as time permits:

  • #82 “Mix a Pancake”
  • optional story “Pancakes, Pancakes” by Eric Carle
  • #83 “Surprise Symphony” – sleeping version

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can move to show how music goes high and low.
  • I can use loud/quiet.

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: Go Bananas

2 Say and move to #88 “Go Bananas”

Have fun moving to show all the food in the chant!

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Song Used: Mix a Pancake

3 Review 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

4 Review 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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Song Used: Chop Chop Chippity Chop

5 Learn the words to the fingerplay #84 “Chop Chop Chippety Chop”

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Song Used: Chop Chop Chippity Chop

6 Learn the actions to the fingerplay #84 “Chop Chop Chippety Chop”

In the demo, the teacher is using high, medium and low voices to represent the sizes of the vegetables that are getting thrown in the pot.

Invite the children to think of different kinds of food to throw in the pot. Then say the poem together using high, medium and low voices.

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7 Create word rhythm patterns with food

There are food picture cards in the printables for Chop Chop.

Print them, and then create a word rhythm pattern with them.

Say your word rhythm. Try accompanying the word rhythm with body percussion.
Then try playing the rhythms on instruments. Invite feedback from the children.
If they think of different ways to play or perform the rhythm, try them out.

You could use the poem "Chop Chop" as an A section and your word rhythm as a B section.

With input from the class decide on the form and perform your piece.

Song Used: W - Wild Friends

8 Sing "Letter W" song

Sing the W song and read the story to the children.

Wild Friends Story
Wanda and Will liked wild animals. They thought it would be fun to take a walk with wild animals.

“What would you do if you got to visit a walrus?” Wanda asked Will.

“I would waddle like the walrus,” said Will. “What would you do if you got to visit a worm?”

“I would wiggle and slide just like the worm,” said Wanda.

Wanda and Will had fun with their game. They thought of what they would do if they got to visit other wild animals. They would walk with a woodchuck. They would wave with a whale. They would love to take a walk with their wild friends. They made pictures of their pretend walk with wild animals, and then they made up a song. What would you do if you could visit a wild animal?

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9 Movement improvisation

Think about how a woodchuck, walrus or worm might move. Play a beat on a hand drum and have the children move to the beat. When you play they move like a woodchuck, walrus or worm. When you stop playing, they stop.

Song Used: W - Wild Friends

10 Teach song #85 “W - Wild Friends”

Teach the song and create movements to go with the song.

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Song Used: Ridin' the Roller Coaster

11 Learn to sing #86 “Ridin’ the Roller Coaster”

As you listen to the song, create movements to go with it.

Play the video again, and sing along.

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Song Used: Ridin' the Roller Coaster

12 See how to do #86 “Ridin’ the Roller Coaster” with a stretchy band

The stretchy band is a movement prop that PreK, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 children LOVE!

You can substitute a parachute, or you could even use an elastic skipping rope.

If you don't have a prop, form a circle and do the movements with your arms.

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13 Read the story "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons"

Kids LOVE this story.

This is a Safeshare link. If it doesn't work for you, google "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons"

14 If missed last week, 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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Song Used: Surprise Symphony

15 If time permits dramatize the Surprise Symphony story

Listen to the symphony and dramatize being a sleepy listener.

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

16 End the lesson with "Skinamarink"

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