PreK Lesson 31 (updated)

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will:

  • #1 Hello Song (new)

  • Review #113 “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

  • Review #114 “Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog

  • #115 “Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse” – low/high voice with stuffed animals

  • #115 “High and Low Movement”

  • #116 “Humpty Dumpty”- listen, say rhyme, bounce stuff on lap

  • #117 “Letter S”, “Sneaky Snake” story ; Practice printing letter S; sing “Sneaky Snake”, kids demo

  • #10 “Skinamarink”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can move and speak to show high and low.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Time for Music

1 Sing our new Hello Song

- this a new hello song

- sing the echoes

- the teacher will sing the names of the students in the class in the blank spaces

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2 Review #113 “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

- review the song

- if you have manipulatives saved from the previous lesson, use manipulatives to do the "counting" in the song

- if not, create actions or dramatize the song

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3 Review #114 “Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog

- do the movements with the song

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Song Used: High Low Movement

4 Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse conversation

Find 2 stuffed animals - one large and one small.

Have a conversation between them, using a low voice for the large and a high voice for the small.

Watch the Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse conversation on the video.

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5 Move to Show High Low

High Low Movement
Teaching Suggestions: This selection is included so children can respond to high and low with movement.

Play some of the selection moving your bear toy (or large stuffy) to the low parts and your mouse toy (or other small stuffy) to the high parts. Then, invite the children to move like Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse. You will be able to observe if the students are responding accurately to low and high.

To assess, have them sit in place with their eyes closed, and move hands like Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse to show when the music is low and when the music is higher.

Play the selection again and have your child move at a high level when the music is high and a low level when the music is low.

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Song Used: High and Low Sounds

6 High Low Listening

Listen to the examples.

Pause the video and tell if they were high or low.

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7 High Low Game

- this is a link to the high low game on the beta site

- you need to have an account to access this link (or a class code)

8 Humpty Dumpty

This familiar nursery rhyme is included so children can respond to beat, high/low with speech and with movement.

Listen to the rhyme.

Listen again and say the rhyme.

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9 Find a stuffy and pretend to bounce "Humpty" on your lap.

Watch the video. In the demo video, the kids in the class are using egg shakers, but if you have a stuffed toy at home, use a stuffed toy.

As you say the rhyme, bounce the stuffy on your lap.

Tell the children that Humpty Dumpty is an egg and ask them to tell you why he couldn’t be put back together again.
Invite them to say the poem and do the movements with you.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
-pretend to hold an egg (Humpty) and bounce it on your legs

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
-show the egg falling from legs to the floor

All the kings horses and all the kings men,
-bounce on legs (quicker)

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
-bounce on legs

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Song Used: S - Sneaky Snake

10 Sing the Letter S Song

Sing the Letter S song.

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Song Used: S - Sneaky Snake

11 Read the Sneaky Snake Story

If you can, print the Letter S pages.

If you don't have a printer, read the story below.

Sneaky Snake lived in the sand. He was the same color as sand, so he was very hard to see.
When kids came to the beach to play in the sand, he’d tease them saying, “Sss, sss, says the snake, sitting in the sand. Sss, sss, says the snake, find me if you can.”
The kids could hear the “sss, sss” but they couldn’t see the snake. Some of the small children were scared.

Sam was a big kid and he wasn’t scared of snakes. He sat in the sand playing. He had something with him to scare the snake. When Sneaky Snake said, “Sss, sss, says the snake, sitting in the sand. Sss, sss, says the snake, find me if you can,” Sam got out his squirt gun and sprayed water where he heard the sound coming from.

Sneaky Snake didn’t like being wet. He slid to a new spot on the beach and didn’t scare the kids again.

Song Used: S - Sneaky Snake

12 Practice Printing Letter S

If you have a printer, print the worksheet.

If you don't have a printer, practice letter S on a piece of paper.

Song Used: S - Sneaky Snake

13 Practice Printing Letter S

If you have a printer, print the worksheet.

If you don't have a printer, practice letter S on a piece of paper.

Song Used: S - Sneaky Snake

14 Sing the Sneaky Snake song.

Sing the Sneaky Snake song.

If you have a printer, print the worksheet.

If you don't have a printer, practice letter S on a piece of paper.

Draw 2 things that start with the letter S.

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15 Watch the Kids Demo video of Sneaky Snake

Watch the kids demo video of Sneaky Snake.

Play the video again, and try dramatizing the song with the kids.

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16 Sing our Goodbye Song, "Skinnamarink"

Sing our Goodbye Song "Skinnamarink"

If you're not sure of the actions, watch the next video.

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17 Sing and do Actions to our Goodbye Song, "Skinnamarink"

Sing and do actions to our Goodbye Song "Skinnamarink"

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18 Music IS Literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!