PreK Lesson 1 (m.3)

Concepts:
In this lesson you will:
  • sing, move and keep a beat
  • learn the letter J and sing a song with the letter J
  • play a rabbit game

Objectives

  • The students will sing and move to music.
  • The students will move to the beat.
  • The students will identify and perform loud and quiet.
  • I can sing and move to the beat.
  • I can show when music is loud and quiet.

Teaching Procedure

1 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!

Song Used: Time for Music

2 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: Little Rabbit Foo Foo

3 Watch and Listen to "Little Rabbit Foo Foo"

Watch and Listen to "Little Rabbit Foo Foo"

Sing along when you feel ready.

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Song Used: Little Rabbit Foo Foo

4 Watch the actions for "Little Rabbit Foo Foo"

Sing along and do the actions with the kids demo!

Do you see how the kids in the video are acting out the song?

Try acting out the song with the other people in your family.

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Song Used: J - Jump Jackrabbit

5 Watch and Listen to the Letter J song

Watch and Listen to the Letter J song

Play again and sing along.

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Song Used: J - Jump Jackrabbit

6 Watch and Listen to the Song Jump Jackrabbit

Watch and Listen to the Song Jump Jackrabbit.

When the song repeats, sing along with it.

Play it again and make up movements to go with the song.

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Song Used: J - Jump Jackrabbit

7 Watch and sing along with the kids demo of Jump Jackrabbit!

Watch and sing along with the kids demo of Jump Jackrabbit!
Play the song again and sing and move!

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Song Used: John the Rabbit

8 Watch and Sing the song "John the Rabbit"

Watch and Sing the song "John the Rabbit"

Every time you hear, "Yes, ma'am" sing along.

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Song Used: John the Rabbit

9 Watch the kids demo of John the Rabbit!

Watch the kides demo for John the Rabbit.

Try the game with the people in your house.

Choose one to be Farmer Brown. Everyone else is a rabbit.
Each time the rabbits sing, "Yes, Ma'am" the rabbits take a little jump closer to the farmer.
At the end of the song, the farmer shoos all the bunnies out of the garden. Have fun!

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10 Watch and Listen to the song, "Sleepy Bunnies."

Watch and listen to the song, "Sleepy Bunnies."

Can you describe what the song is about?

Literacy: When children can describe what happens in a song or TV show, they are developing the ability to sequence events and they build vocabulary.

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Song Used: Sleepy Bunnies

11 Watch the kids demo for Sleepy Bunnies!

Watch the kids demo for Sleepy Bunnies!

Can you act out the song like the kids in the video?

Literacy: Studies have linked keeping a beat in music to fluency in reading. Jumping to the beat is great to burn off energy when kids are home, but it's also helping them become better readers later in school. Read more here: . https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/

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Song Used: Come and Sail

12 Watch and Listen to the song, "Come and Sail"

Come and Sail is a song to relax and enjoy.

Cuddle your child and rock with them to this song.

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Song Used: Theme by Rossini

13 Watch how the kids keep a beat with the Theme by Rossini!

Watch how the kids keep a beat with the Theme by Rossini!

Theme by Rossini is great for keeping a beat to the music.

Watch the kids demo and see how much fun the kids are having keeping the beat with a stretchy band.

Use a skipping rope if you have one at home, or maybe the tie from a bathrobe.

If you don't have one, keep a beat by playing a home-made instrument with the song - maybe tap a spoon on a bowl.

Literacy: Studies have linked keeping a beat in music to fluency in reading. Jumping to the beat is great to burn off energy when kids are home, but it's also helping them become better readers later in school. Read more here: . https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/

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Song Used: Theme by Rossini

14 Keep a steady beat with the Theme by Rossini!

Keep a steady beat with the Theme by Rossini!

Keep the beat by clapping, patting or playing an instrument or moving a band like in the kids demo.

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15 Assessment Suggestion

Choose your favorite song and send your teacher a video of you singing it.

Send your teacher a video showing how you can keep the beat in Theme by Rossini.

Many teachers do not need assessment from PreK students - follow your teachers instructions.

16 Music Education is Important!

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