In this lesson, you will:
#1 “Time for Music”
Echo ghost puppet
Play Freeze Dance
#34 “Criss Cross Applesauce” – learn the poem
#35 “High Low Sounds”
#36″Five Little Pumpkins”
#30 “Little Miss Muffet”
#31 “Spider on the Floor”
#32 “Letter C” and “Cool Cat”
#33 “Bony Skeletons”
I can sing and move to music. I can show which are high and which are low sounds.
1 Sing and move to "Time for Music"
Sing and move to "Time for Music".
Can you think up new verses?
2 Spooky voices - echo the puppet
Warm up voices by echoing what the first puppet says.
3 Freeze dance or play along with the music
Freeze dance or play along with the music
Play freeze dance with the selection.
Play instruments with the music.
Play the beat. (not rhythm patterns with PreK)
4 Learn the fingerplay "Criss Cross Applesauce"
Learn the fingerplay "Criss Cross Applesauce".
Adapt for no-touch in person with the kids as follows:
Criss cross - make an X on your own front
Spiders crawling up your back - crawl the spiders up your own leg, arm, to head
Cool breeze - blow on your hands
Tight squeeze - hug yourself
Now you've got the shivereez - tickle your self.
Encourage kids to try this at home with a parent or sibling.
5 Kids demo "Criss Cross Applesauce"
Use this to show kids how the game could be played at home.
6 High Low Sounds
If you are in person, you could do this activity by playing high/low sounds on a xylophone.
Or a big drum, small drum.
If using the video, have students identify the sounds and tell if they are high or low.
This is a difficult concept for little ones to grasp. It might take all year for some kids to understand high and low.
7 Learn to sing "Five Little Pumpkins"
Learn to sing "Five Little Pumpkins".
This setting was written to give the children practice singing so-mi pitches.
This setting is non-Halloween as it uses the words "leaves in the air".
If you are in person and can use Orff instruments, have the children accompany their singing with a C-G bordun.
8 Review the poem "Little Miss Muffet"
Review the poem "Little Miss Muffet".
9 Review the movements for "Little Miss Muffet"
Review the movements for "Little Miss Muffet".
Can you say the poem by yourself?
10 Review the song "Spider on the Floor"
Review the song "Spider on the Floor".
Play the video again and sing along to as many parts as you can!
11 Review #26 "Eensy Weensy Spider"
Review #26 "Eensy Weensy Spider".
12 Sing the Letter C song
Sing the Letter C song.
13 Review the song "Cool Cat"
Review the song "Cool Cat".
Play the video again and sing along.
14 Review the song "The Bony Skeletons Walk"
Review the song "The Bony Skeletons Walk".
Can you make up movements to go with the song?
15 Sing our closing song "Skinamarink"
Sing our closing song "Skinamarink".
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