In this lesson you will
  • sing songs
  • sing a Letter I song
  • keep the beat with movement and with a shaker
  • learn fingerplays and poems

Objectives

  • I can sing songs
  • I can keep a beat with a shaker
  • I can 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: Rain Rain

2 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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3 Learn the Pitter Patter Poem

Learn the Pitter Patter Poem

Try adding sounds to the poem.

Tap a finger on a table to make the sound of rain.

Or, tap a finger into the palm of your hand.

Or, tap a pencil on the counter.

Song Used: Rain Rain

4 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 do your sound.

When the song comes, sing along.

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

Make other sounds as they occur in the story.

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Song Used: A Boy and Girl in a Canoe

5 Learn the Fingerplay "Chook Chook"

Learn the Fingerplay "Chook Chook"

Play it again, and say the words.

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Song Used: Chook Chook

6 Learn the Movements for the Fingerplay "Chook Chook"

Learn the Movements for the Fingerplay "Chook Chook"

Try the movements for the fingerplay.

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

7 Learn the poem, "Shakin Eggs"

Learn the poem, "Shakin Eggs"

Make some shakers to use with the poem.

If you have empty plastic eggs, fill them with macaroni, rice or popcorn.

If you don't have empty eggs, fill any small container with small objects.

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Song Used: Shakin' Eggs

8 Play shakers with the poem, "Shakin Eggs"

Make some shakers to use with the poem.

If you have empty plastic eggs, fill them with macaroni, rice or popcorn.

If you don't have empty eggs, fill any small container with small objects.

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Song Used: I - Icky Inchworm

9 Sing the Letter I Song

Watch and Listen to the Letter I 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: I - Icky Inchworm

10 Watch and Listen to the Song, "Icky Inchworm"

Watch and Listen to the Song, "Icky Inchworm"

Play it again and sing along.

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Song Used: I - Icky Inchworm

11 Watch the Kids demo for the Song, "Icky Inchworm"

Watch the Kids demo for the Song, "Icky Inchworm"

You need a partner to play this game.

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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12 Review Other Lessons or Songs

Repetition is important for young children.

To learn a song well, they need many repetitions of a song.

Review Lesson 1 and 2 modules.

Keep a list of your favorite songs, and use the SEARCH tool to find them quickly.

13 Music Education is Important

Music Education is Important - whether you are in your school or learning at home!

14 Assessment Suggestions

Your teacher might ask you to send something to show you've done the lesson.

- send a video of your child singng their favorite song

15 Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.
Music education is important for all learners, and maybe more so during difficult times.
Keep making music while your children are home!