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ECHD202Spring2016ActivityLessonPlan

StudentTeacher:MollyMoniere
Theme:Spring

ActivityFocusArea:MusicandMovement

Date:April7th,2016

#ofChildrenParticipating:21

AgeGroup:
Kindergarten

TeachingResource:LakeshoreSeasonsSongPoster,LakeshoreBellKit
HeadStartEarlyLearningFrameworks:CreativeArtsExpression
Domain:Music&Movement.
Element:Theuseofvoiceandinstrumentstocreatesounds.

ActivityTitle:
Mainconcept,GoalofActivity:Thechildrenwillenhancetheirknowledgeoftheseasons.The
childrenwillgainanunderstandingoftheseasonofspringbyparticipatinginalargegroupmusic
activity.

Objective1:
Thechildrenwillenhancetheirlanguageskillsbyparticipatinginthesong
Spring
SongbyLakeshore.

Objective2:Thechildrenwillenhancetheircreativitybyusingbellsduringacircletimeactivity.

Objective3:Thechildrenwillenhancetheirunderstandingoftheseasonsbyverbalizingand
recognizingtheseasonsSpring,Winter,Fall,andSummerduringalargegroupmusicand
movementandmovementlesson.

MaterialsorEquipmentNeeded:
SongPosterwithwordsdisplayedlargeenoughforthechildrentosee.
Picturesoftheseasons,Winter,Spring,Fall,andSummer
Picturesofactivitieschildrendoduringtheseasons
LakeshoreBellKit
PriortoLesson:
IwillmakethesongposterandbringittothecenterwithtwosetofLakeshoreBellskitstothe
center.

MotivationWhatwillyoudotoattractormotivatethechildren?
Iwillcallthechildrentotherug.Asagroupwewilltalkaboutthefourseasons.Iwillshowthe
childrenpicturesoftheseasons,Winter,Spring,Fall,andSummer.Asaclasswewilltalkabout
activitiesthechildrenliketododuringeachseason.
Directions/Explanations/Steps
1. Iwillcallthechildrentotherug.
2. Iwillshowthechildrenpicturesofthefourseasons:Fall,Winter,Spring,andSummer.
3. Iwilltellthechildrenthenamesofthefourseasons.
4. Iwillthenaskthechildrentoechothenamesoftheseasons.Iwillsaythenameofthe
seasonandthechildrenwillrepeatit.
5. Iwillthenshowthechildrenoneofthepicturesoftheseasons.Forexample,Iwillshow
thechildrenthepictureoftheseasonofsummer.Iwillaskthechildrentotellmeoneitem
thattheyseeinthepicture.
6. Iwillthenhavethechildrentheechothenameoftheseason.
7. Iwillaskthechildreniftheycanraisetheirhandandnameanactivitythattheyenjoydoing
duringtheseason.
8. Oncethechildrenhaveanswered,IwillrepeatthestepforeachseasonuntilIcometothe
seasonofSpring.
9. IwilltellthechildrenthattheseasonweareinisSpringandthatwearegoingtolearna
songaboutSpring.Iwillsay:TheseasonweareinisSpring.Todaywearegoingtolearna
newsongaboutSpring!
10. Iwill
singSpringsongbyLakeshoreonce
.
11. IwillthenaskthechildrentosaythewordsIsaybacktome.Iwillhavethemechoeachword
thatIpointto.
12. Iwillthenhavethechildrenechothesongtomeasecondtime.
13. Oncethechildrenhavepracticedthesongtwice,Iwilltellthemthatwearegoingtopractice
singingthesongtogether.
14. Wewillsingthroughthesongtwotimes.
15. Iwillthentellthechildrenthatwearegoingtousebellswithoursong.
16. Iwilltelltheclassthatwearegoingtopretendtoshakeourbellonthewordspring.Iwill
makesuretomakeitcleartothechildrenthattheycanonlyshaketheirbellattherighttimes
foroursongtowork.
17. Iwillthensingthroughthesong,usingthebellasapromptforthechildrenontheword
spring.Iwillusearealbellandshakeitatthepointinthesongwherethechildrenwilluse
theirbellandhavethechildrenmimicme.
18. Iwillthenallowthechildrentoeachpickabell.
19. Iwillallowthechildrentoshaketheirbellforaminute.
20. OncetheminuteisoverIwillcountdownfromfiveandthentellthechildrentostopplaying
theirbells.Doingthiswillcurbthenoveltyofhavinganinstrumentanddecreasethe
likelihoodofthechildrenplayingtheirbellsoutofturn.
21. Afterthenoveltyhaswornoff,Iwilltellthechildrenthatwearegoingtosingoursongagain
anduseourbellslikewehavepracticed.
22. Wewillthensingthroughthesongsongagain,utilizingthebellsatthecorrectmoments.We
willsingthesongtwice.

23. Oncethechildrenhavepracticedthesong,Iwillthenhavethechildrenbringtheirbellstome
bycolor.
Conclusion:Whatwillyoudotoconcludeyourlesson?
Oncethechildrenhavebroughtuptheirbell,Iwillhavethechildrensitbackdownontherug.Iwill
showthechildrenthepicturesfromthebeginningofourlesson.Iwillaskthechildrentoraisetheir
handandnametheseasoninthepicture.Iwillthenaskthechildrentoraisetheirhandifthe
seasoninthepictureistheirfavoriteseason.Iwillhavethosechildrenreturntotheirseat.This
processwillberepeateduntilallchildrenhavereturnedtotheirseat.

Evaluation:
1.Werethechildrenabletosingthesongwithme,oratleastattemptto?

2.Werethechildrenabletomanipulatetheirinstrument?

3.Werethechildrenabletorecognizeandlabelthefourseasons:Spring,Summer,Fall,and
Winterduringourlessonplan?

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