In this lesson you will

  • use high and low in improvised speech between Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse
  • move to show high and low
  • say the Humpty Dumpty poem using high and low voices
  • read a story and sing a song using letter S

Objectives

  • I can use high and low when I talk
  • I can move to show high and low
  • I can say the Humpty Dumpty rhyme using high and low voices
  • I can sing and print the letter S

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the Time for Music Song

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 Brown Bear and Squeaky Mouse

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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3 High Low Movement

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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4 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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5 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 yo

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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6 Sing the Letter S Song

Sing the Letter S song.

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7 Read the Sneaky Snake Story

If you can print the Letter S pages, do.

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.

8 Practice Printing Letter S

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.

9 Practice Printing Letter S

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.

10 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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11 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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12 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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13 Sing and do Actions to our Goodbye Song, "Skinnamarink"

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

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14 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!