In this lesson, you will:

  • #46 “It’s Music Time” – echo sing
  • Sing to St. Patrick’s Day Bobo
  • Review #97 “Count to Seven” – create movements in 7s and 3s
  • #92 “Baby Bumblebee”
  • #93 “On my toe there was a bee”
  • #94 “Flight of Bumblebee”
  • Skinnamarink

Review as time permits:

  • #90 “Here is the Beehive”
  • #91 “Bee Bee Bumblebee”
  • #95 “I Like Leprechauns”
  • Storybook:  How to Catch a Leprechaun
  • #96 “Irish Washerwoman” – play along
  • #89 “X” – “Ox and Fox”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can show how sounds go high and low.
  • I can respond to music with movement.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: It's Music Time

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

Sing and move to the music.

Give students beat strips and have them point to the beat as they sing.

Beat Strips are in supporting resources.

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2 Sing to Bobo

Echo what Bobo sings.

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Song Used: Count to Seven

3 Create ways to move - "Count to Seven"

Count and move!

In this song, the singer counts to seven or to three.

Sing or play the song for the children and create movements to the rhythm of the words. Invite the children to give you ideas of what kind of movements you could do. You could pat your legs, tap your head, touch your nose, clap your hands or if you are standing you could twist, step in place, bounce up and down, dance, or raise your knees. You could use locomotor movements such as stepping, jumping, stomping, tip-toeing, or sliding. You could play instruments to the rhythm of the words.

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Song Used: Baby Bumblebee

4 Copy the movements for #92 “Baby Bumblebee”

Watch the movements and copy the movements to the song.

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Song Used: Baby Bumblebee

5 Sing and do the actions for #92 “Baby Bumblebee”

Sing and do the actions for "Baby Bumblebee".

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Song Used: On my Toe

6 Learn the movements to #93 “On my toe there was a bee”

Copy the movements in the video.

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7 Sing #93 “On my toe there was a bee” and show the body scale

Sing and move to show the body scale.

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Song Used: Flight of the Bumblebee

8 Optional: Color the bee and make a bee responder

Song Used: Flight of the Bumblebee

9 Listen to "Flight of the Bumblebee" and move your responder to show how the bee goes

Color and glue the bee picture to a craft stick.

Move the bee to show how the music goes.

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Song Used: Here Is the Beehive

10 Review the fingerplay #90 “Here is the Beehive”

Say the fingerplay and do the movements.

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Song Used: Bee Bee Bumblebee

11 Review #91 “Bee Bee Bumblebee”

Use the video to learn the words and the song.

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Song Used: I Like Leprechauns

12 Review "I Like Leprechauns"

Sing the echoes.
Create actions to go with the song.

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13 Optional Storybook: How to Catch a Leprechaun

Many school libraries will have this story.

Every 2 pages, sing a refrain: "I like leprechauns, on St. Patrick's day."

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Song Used: Irish Washerwoman

14 Review - Keep the beat with #96 “Irish Washerwoman”

Option 1 - choose instruments and play the beat

Option 2 - choose leaders to create movements to the beat while the class copies.

There are 3 sections, so you can choose 3 leaders.

Invite the children to tell you how the music changes in the selection. (faster, higher)

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Song Used: X - Ox and Fox

15 Review "Letter X" and tell the story

Tell the Ox and Fox story and then sing the Letter X song.

Ox and Fox lived in a field. The field didn’t have many trees, and there weren’t any
good places to hide when it rained. One day there was a big windstorm and a very big box blew into the field.

“Oh,” thought the fox. “This would be a very good house for me.” The fox ran to the box and jumped in. It was nice and dry in the box.

Unfortunately, Ox thought that the box looked nice and dry. Ox decided that he wanted to go inside the box too. The fox fit quite well in the box, but Ox did not. The box was squished and so was the fox. “Ow!” said the fox. The fox hurt his paw and had to go to the animal hospital for an X-ray. The next time that Ox wants to climb into a box, he was going to have to be extra careful!

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Song Used: X - Ox and Fox

16 Review "Ox and Fox" and do the movements

Sing and do the movements.

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

17 End the lesson with "Skinamarink"

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