PreK Lesson 28

In this lesson, you will:

  • Sing the echoes in “Time for Music” and create new verses
  • Review #111 One Green Jellybean
  • Review “Sleepy Bunnies”
  • Learn #106 “Rain Rain”   song – show how notes go higher/lower with arm motions, body, pop-up puppet
  • Learn the “Pitter Patter”   poem and create effects to play with it
  • listen to and perform the Rain Rain story.
  • Review #107 “Chook Chook” with the fingerplay, voices and eggs
  • Review #108 “Shaking Eggs” with eggs
  • #109 Ballet of unhatched chicks – dramatize
  • Review “Letter I” ~ “Icky Inchworm” as time permits
  • End with “Skinnamarink”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can play instruments with poems
  • I can respond to music using dramatization

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.

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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2 Review #111 “One Green Jellybean”

Sing and move to the music as the words suggest.

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3 Review #101 “Sleepy Bunnies”

Sing and dramatize the song as the words suggest.

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Song Used: Rain Rain

4 Watch and Listen to the Song "Rain Rain."

Watch and Listen to the Song, "Rain Rain."

Play it again and sing along.

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5 Learn the Pitter Patter Poem

Learn the Pitter Patter Poem

Try adding sounds to the poem.

Tap a finger on a table, your hand or a small drum to make the sound of rain.

- or - gently play a shaker

Decide which sound you like the best.

Song Used: Rain Rain

6 Use the song "Rain Rain" and the Pitter Patter Poem in a story

Use the song "Rain Rain" and the Pitter Patter Poem in a story.

Watch and listen to the story.

When the Pitter Patter poem comes, say it and make your sound.

When the song comes, sing along.

Make other sounds as they occur in the story.
Splash! - make a loud sound on shakers or on an ocean drum
windshield wipers "swish swish" - scrape pool noodle scrapers

Literacy: Students develop deeper knowledge of words that were taught with an associated sound effect. Read more: https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/rrq.280

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Song Used: Chook Chook

7 Review the Fingerplay "Chook Chook"

Review the Fingerplay "Chook Chook".

- say the words and do the movements

- teachers: invite students to say the poem loud/quiet or fast/slow

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Song Used: Chook Chook

8 Review the Movements for the Fingerplay "Chook Chook"

Review the Movements for the Fingerplay "Chook Chook"

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: Shakin' Eggs

9 Review the poem "Shakin Eggs"

Review the poem "Shakin Eggs".

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Song Used: Shakin' Eggs

10 Play shakers with the poem "Shakin Eggs"

Play shakers with the poem.

If you're at home, fill any small container with small objects.

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11 Dramatize #109 “Ballet of unhatched Chicks”

Dramatize #109 “Ballet of unhatched Chicks”

Have students pretend they are a chick trying to break out of their egg.

On the short notes, they are pecking. On the long notes they are resting.

Have them tell you at the end if they think that the chick got out of the egg.

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Song Used: I - Icky Inchworm

12 Review the Letter I Song

Review the Letter I Song.

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Song Used: I - Icky Inchworm

13 Review the Song "Icky Inchworm"

Review the Song "Icky Inchworm"

Play it again and sing along.

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Song Used: I - Icky Inchworm

14 Review the movements for the Song "Icky Inchworm"

Review the movements for the Song "Icky Inchworm"

Pre-Covid this was a partner game. Do the "crawling up your own arm this year"

If allowed to touch:

One of you is the "tree" and the other is the "inchworm."

The one who is the "inchworm" crawls his fingers up the arm of the one who is the "tree."

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15 Sing "Skinnamarink" to end your lesson

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