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KIN 447 D.

Martin
Names: Rene Melendez, Jessica Hernandez, and Vanessa Gonzalez
ELEMENTARY RHYTHM AND DANCE LESSON PLAN
GRADE LEVEL & NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1st, 30
TIME: 20-30 minutes
EQUIPMENT: Boom box and music cd
OBJECTIVES:
1. The student will be able to move rhythmically and learn simple dance moves.
2. The student will be able to correctly perform the steps of the dance thus helping the brain learn to see
patterns.
3. The student will show consideration for others in a variety of situations.
CALIFORNIA K-5 DANCE:
Part 1. Introductory Activity: 1.1 Demonstrate an awareness of personal space, general space, and
boundaries while moving in different directions and at high, medium, and low levels in space.
Part 2. Lesson Focus: 1.4 Change direction from forward and back and right and left in response to tempos,
rhythms, and signals while walking, running, hopping, and jumping (i.e., loco-motor skills).
1.22 Create or imitate movement in response to rhythms and music.
Part 3. Closing Activity: 3.7 Sustain continuous movements for increasing periods of time while participating
in moderate to vigorous physical activity.
PART 1: INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY: Loco-motor Movements (2-5 min)
Activity
Teaching Hints
Instruct students to move around area using basic Model the loco-motor movements to students
loco-motor movements. On command, students
will demonstrate the loco-motor movement.
Have other students demonstrate to their peers
1. Gallop
2. Skip
Encourage and praise students
3. Jump
4. Hop
Use scatter formation
5. March
PART 2: LESSON FOCUS (20-25 min)
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Activity
The Funky Chipmunk Dance
1. Forward/Back walk - (Repeat 4x for a total of
32 counts)

Teaching Hints
Scatter formation

Students will walk forward for 4 counts and back


for 4 counts
2. The "Talk About Hip Shake" (Repeat 2x for a
total of 16 counts)
Students lift arm and make a talking motion with
hand (alternating hands 2x each) for a total of 8
counts (all while shaking their hips)

Orientation does not matter

Students will shake their hips 2x on each side for


a total of 8 counts
3. Bye-Bye Step (Repeat 3x for a total of 24
counts)
Students step either direction and wave their arm
(as if waving bye) (1-2 Counts) Students repeat
this part again and alternate directions (for total of
8 counts)

Verbally tell students they can go either side

Encourage participation

4. Hand Clap (8 counts)


Students slap both hands down on thighs 2x. (1-2
Counts)

Praise students

Students clap 2x. (3-4 Counts)


Students snap fingers with either hand 2x. (5-6
Counts)
Students snap fingers with either hand 2x. (7-8
Counts)
5. The Paparazzi (8 counts)
With palms facing out with elbows out to side,
students place both hands in front of face. (1
Count)
Student should move both hands up above head.
(2 Count)
Perform part 1 again (3 count)
Student should move arms out wide. (4 Count)
Repeat entire sequence to make an 8-count
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combination.
6. The Disco (Repeat 2x for a total of 32 counts)
Students should begin with either foot and step
with opposite foot following-this should be done
4x. While stepping to the side, students should
point up and down towards the sky with
arm/finger (8 counts)
7. The Funky Groove (Repeat 2x)
Students squat down and place hands on knees.
Students bring knees together, crisscross hands
quickly. (8 Counts)
Students raise hands up in the air to either side of
the body. Repeat 2x (1-8 Counts)

PART 3: CLOSING ACTIVITY (2-5 mins)


Activity
Teaching Hints
Game called Statues
Encourage students participate and get involved
Students will move to music in scatter formation
using the loco-motor movements. When the music Remind students of safety and respect personal
stops students will freeze in place and remain as
space
statues.

Optional - Modifications for students with disabilities:


1. The lesson can be taught in small increments to ensure students understanding smaller.
2. A teacher aide/assistant will assist with any student that has a disability.