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Kindergarten General Music

Move It! and Valentines Songs


Grade Level: Kindergarten
Objective(s):
1. Students will be able to move/dance to Humoresque.
2. Students will be able to sing Im A Little Valentine as a group with hand motions.
3. Students will be able to pass a Valentine to the beat of Im A Little Valentine.
Materials:
MoveIt!CD#7andmotions:

Valentine
ImALittleValentine(tothetuneofImALittleTeapot)
Imalittlevalentine,redandwhite,
Withribbonsandlace,Imabeautifulsight.
IcansayIloveyouonValentinesDay,
Justputmeinanenvelopeandgivemeaway.
Iputmyhandstogether,thisishowIstart,
Icurvemyfingersaround,andIcanmakeaheart.
IcansayIloveyouonValentinesDay,
Justmakemewithyourhandsandgivemeaway.

Procedures:
1. Teacherwillspreadstudentsout,sittingaroundtheroom,facingher.
2. TeacherwillshowclassmovementstoHumoresqueonebyone.
Todayweregoingtopretendthatfriendlycreaturesinnaturearegoingtouseour
bodiesasjunglegyms.Maybetheyrecaterpillarsorinchworms,orgrasshoppers
orfireflies!
A Imgoingtoimagineacaterpillarcrawlingupmyarm,uptomyneck,andback
down.Hedoesthisoneacharm,andthenbotharms!
Letsallpracticethis.
B

Coda

Next,Imgoingtowatchbutterfliesflyinginthesunshine!Myhandsarethe
butterflies.Eachbutterflywillflybehindmyback,andthentheyllflybackin
front!
Letsallpracticethis.
ThelastthingImgoingtodoistrytocatchthebutterflieswithanet4timesin
eachdirection!IdidntcatchanysoImgoingtotryagain!
Letsallpracticethis.
Wedidntcatchanybutterflies,soweregoingtowatchthemflyupintothetrees
andgotosleep!Theyflyupthreetimes,andthenslowlyfallasleep.
Letsallpracticethis.

3. Teacher will ask the class to stand up and do the motions to the piece. Teacher will call
out what they are doing during the piece A A B A C A B Coda
4. Teacher will teach Im A Little Valentine:
Class will sit in a circle
Teacher will sing Im A Little Valentine with visuals and hand motions for the
class.
Teacher will break the song into chunks for the class to echo.
Class will sing the song together and try the hand motions.
Teacher will ask class to keep the beat in their laps.
Teacher will ask class to keep the beat by passing around the valentine.
Assessment:
Teacher will observe for ability to move to the beat and do the correct motions.
(group assessment)
Teacher will listen for pitch accuracy during singing of Im A Little Valentine.
(group assessment)
Teacher will observe for accurate passing of the valentine to the beat.
(individual/group assessment)
Evaluation:
1. Were students able to move/dance to Humoresque?
Indicate accuracy level for class:

75-85%

86-94%

95-100%

Novice

Competent

Mastery

2. Were students able to sing Im A Little Valentine as a group with hand motions?
Indicate accuracy level for class:

75-85%

86-94%

95-100%

Novice

Competent

Mastery

3. Were students able to pass a Valentine to the beat of Im A Little Valentine?


Indicate accuracy level for class:

75-85%

86-94%

95-100%

Novice

Competent

Mastery

New Hampshire Framework for the Arts addressed:


1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.