In this lesson you will
  • sing and move to fun songs
  • play egg shakers with Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
  • sing a Letter R song

Objectives

  • I can sing, move and play to the beat
  • I can listen and respond to music. (Ballet of Unhatched Chicks)

Teaching Procedure

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: One Green Jellybean

2 Watch and Listen to the Jellybean Song

Watch and Listen to the Jellybean Song

After you hear the chorus for the first time, can you sing along?

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Song Used: One Green Jellybean

3 Watch, Listen and Move with the Kids to the Jellybean Song

Watch, Listen and Move with the Kids to the Jellybean Song

Do the movements to the Jellybean song with the kids!

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Song Used: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

4 Watch and Listen to the Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

Watch and Listen to the Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks.

Did you make a shaker last week? You can make a shaker by filling a small container with macaroni, rice, popcorn or jellybeans.

Play again, and shake your shaker along with the video.

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Song Used: R - Rockin Robin

5 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

6 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

7 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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8 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.

9 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

10 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!