PreK Lesson 27

Concepts:

In this lesson you will:

  • #1 “Time for Music” – sing and keep a beat

  • #104 “Ten Little Fingers” – say the fingerplay and do the  movements

  • create and play loud and quiet patterns

  • #105 “Jig Jig Jiggle”- sing and move to the beat

Review as time permits:

  • #99 “Letter J and Jump! Jackrabbit” – sing, move

  • #100 “John the Rabbit” – sing responses, play game

  • #101 “Sleepy Bunnies” – sing, dramatize, move to the beat

  • #102 “Come and Sail” – relax and enjoy the music

  • #103 “Theme by Rossini – keep a beat with stretchy band or instruments

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and keep a beat.
  • I can use quiet and loud.
  • I can say and do a fingerplay.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Time for Music

1 Sing the Opening Song, Time for Music

Sing Time for Music with the lyrics video.

Count the beats at the end of each verse.
Count the beats out loud.

Think up new ways that you could keep a beat, and sing your new verses.

Numeracy: Counting is numeracy! Cut out 8 hearts and have children tap on the hearts as they count. Take 2 away. Have them count the hearts now - 1-2-3-4-5-6.
In a study at Northwestern University, researchers have linked the ability to keep a beat to reading and language skills. Read more here: https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/

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Song Used: Time for Music

2 Echo Bobo

Echo Bunny Bobo

Can you make new patterns for Bobo to sing?

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Song Used: Ten Little Fingers

3 Listen to the fingerplay, Ten Little Fingers

Listen to the fingerplay.

Did you hear a place in the poem when it was quiet?

Did you hear a place in the poem when it was higher?

Did you hear a place in the poem when it was

Listen again. How many words can you remember?

Literacy: Fingerplays are important tools to help children develop fluency and rhythm in language. They also learn new vocabulary and comprehension as they show with their hands what the words mean. They also develop fine muscle skills as they manipulate their fingers.

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Song Used: Ten Little Fingers

4 Say the fingerplay with the movements

Practice the words and the motions.

When you think you know it, try the fingerplay with kids demo video below.

Song Used: Ten Little Fingers

5 Try the fingerplay movements with the poem

Watch the kids demo video and say the poem with Mrs. Gagne and the kids.

Which did you like the best - saying the poem in a loud voice or a quiet voice?

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6 Make Loud and Quiet Patterns

Make loud and quiet patterns.

If you have a printer, print out 2 sets of the loud/quiet cards.

Make a pattern with them. Then say and clap (or play) your pattern.

For example: LOUD LOUD quiet quiet LOUD quiet LOUD quiet.

Try a new pattern. Play the pattern on different instruments or "found sounds" from home - wooden spoons, pots, bowls, shakers.

Song Used: Jig Jig Jiggles

7 Listen to the Song, Jig Jig Jiggles

Do you ever get wiggly?

In this song, you will get all your jiggles and wiggles out!

Listen and watch the lyrics video. While the song is playing wiggle or jiggle along.

Literacy: Children who can keep the beat have improved fluency in language.
Read more here: https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/

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Song Used: Jig Jig Jiggles

8 Sing and Move to the Jig Jig Jiggles

Sing and move to the song with Mrs. Gagne and the kids.

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Song Used: J - Jump Jackrabbit

9 Review #99 “Jump! Jackrabbit”

Review "Jump Jackrabbit".

Sing an move to the music

Watch and listen to the song Jump Jackrabbit.

When the song repeats, sing along with it.

Play it again and make up movements to go with the song.

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10 Review the song "John the Rabbit" and play the game

Watch and sing the song "John the Rabbit" and play the game

Every time you hear, "Yes, ma'am" sing along.

When you play the game, each time you sing, "Yes ma'am" you jump closer to the farmer.

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Song Used: Sleepy Bunnies

11 Review the song, "Sleepy Bunnies."

Listen and dramatize.

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Song Used: Come and Sail

12 Review the song, "Come and Sail"

Come and Sail is a song to relax and enjoy.

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Song Used: Theme from Overture to William Tell, by Rossini

13 Keep a steady beat with the Theme by Rossini!

Keep the beat by clapping, patting or playing an instrument or moving a stretchy band like in the kids demo.

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

14 Sing "Skinnamarink" to end the class

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