PreK Lesson 29

In this lesson, you will:

  • Vegetable Rhythms

  • Make vegetable rhythm patterns

  • #109 Ballet of Chicks – dramatize
  • #112. Letter R~Rockin’ Robin

  • explore fast/slow with a metronome

  • #107-108 say and play eggs with metronome at varying tempos

  • Review (as time permits) #111 One Green, #105 Jiggles, #101 Sleepy Bunnies #106 “Rain Rain,”   “Pitter Patter,”  Rain story. 

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can play and create with word rhythms
  • I can perform and describe fast and slow
  • I can listen and respond to music. (Ballet of Unhatched Chicks)

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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2 Echo the vegetable rhythms

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3 Create your own word rhythms with corn and carrots

I do - We do - You do

- use the interactive activity to model for your students how to create and perform a word rhythm composition

- for example, clap "carrots" and stomp "corn." Do you like it? Keep it. If not, try it another way.

- after modeling for students, give them the carrot/corn cards to create their own patterns.

4 Create your own word rhythms with corn and carrots

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY COMING SOON

- use the interactive to model how to create and perform word rhythms

- perform with body percussion (pat, clap, stomp), instruments or found sounds

- give the students a page of word rhythms to cut out and create and perform their own patterns

Song Used: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

5 Review the Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

- chickens like to eat corn

- in Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, pretend to be a little chick that's trying to peck it's way out the egg. On long notes take a rest. At the end of the selection did the chick get out?

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Song Used: R - Rockin' Robin

6 Sing the Letter R Song

Watch and listen to the Letter R Song.

Play again and sing along.

Literacy: Learn letters and letter sounds with the Alphabet Action songs. These are included in Musicplay PreK and in these Online Music Lesson modules.

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Song Used: R - Rockin' Robin

7 Watch and Listen to the Song "Rockin' Robin"

Watch and listen to the song "Rockin' Robin".

Play it again and sing along.

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Song Used: R - Rockin' Robin

8 Watch the Kids demo for the Song "Rockin' Robin"

Watch the kids demo for the song "Rockin' Robin".

Pretend you are playing a guitar, and make up some moves to the music!

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9 Explore fast/slow with a metronome

A metronome is a great way to explore fast and slow.

Set the metronome to slow and clap 8 beats.

Then set it to fast and clap 8 beats.
Enjoy exploring different settings.

Review the poems "Chook Chook" and "Shakin' Eggs" and try them at different tempos with the metronome. The poems are given below if you need to review them.

10 Review #107 "Chook Chook"

review the poem "Chook Chook"

- try it at different tempos

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11 Review the poem "Shakin' Eggs"

- review the poem

- try it at different tempos

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12 Review as time permits #111 "One Green Jelly Bean"

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13 Review as time permits #105 "Jig Jig Jiggles"

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14 Review as time permits #101 "Sleepy Bunnies"

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15 Review as time permits "Rain Rain Story"

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