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Music Lesson Plan

Title: Green Grass Grows Grade Level: Kindergarten

Source: Dr. Michelle McConkey

Materials needed:​ book that contains song ‘Green Grass Grows’

Anticipatory Set Instructional Input (Modeling Check for Understanding Practice) Closure

A.S: Has anybody seen a tree before? What are some parts of a tree?

1. Introduce book that talks about the different parts of a tree

2. Sing first lines and have students listen for where the tree is
3. Ask students “Where is the tree?”
4. Have students join in on singing back the first few lines for green grass
5. Have students create hand movements to demonstrate green grass growing
(hands out in front of you and fingers wiggling back and forth)
6. Tell students to listen for the part of the song where the movement comes
7. Teacher- sings one line first Students- repeat same line after
8. Students stand up and develop more movements for other parts of the
9. Ex: hole = arms out to form a circle twig = pinky finger out
10. Students practice demonstrating movements they have come up with
11. As new parts or lines of the song emerge new movements are made such
as bird = flap your arms like a bird
12. Sing song and do motions all together
13. Children repeat lyrics and movements without assistance from teacher or
14. After the song is sang all the way through students have a seat and
practice four on the floor

Closure: Who can name one part of the tree? What other parts does a tree
have? Why are the roots so important?
Educational Objective: ​ ​By the end of this lesson, students will have learned . . . ​the
different parts of a tree and the movements they can utilize to demonstrate
their knowledge of trees.

Social/ Cognitive Physical Musical Non-Musical

Working Thinking of Using National Standards “Core” Music Content
Standards Standards
together in a what hand/ arm
group movements movements 1. Singing Creating MU:Cr1.1.Kb
Imagine With guidance,
setting to make for generate
the different Standing in Plan and Make musical ideas
Singing parts of a self-space 2. Play Instruments Evaluate & Refine (such as
movements or
together in a tree Present motives).
large group
Memorizing 3. Improvising Performing MU:Pr6.1.Ka
Select With guidance,
Following the lyrics perform music
along to and the with
4. Composing expression.
movements movements Interpret
and that go with Rehearse, MU:Cn11.0.Ka
examples them Evaluate, & Demonstrate
5. Reading & Refine understanding
being done Notating of relationships
by peers Present between music
and the other
Select arts, other
6. Listening disciplines,
Analyze varied
contexts, and
Interpret daily life.
7. Evaluating Evaluate

Connect #10
8. Integration
Connect #11
(outside arts)

9. History/Culture