Making Music, Literacy and Movement

Fun for the Older Ones
Presenters: Tracy Stener and Christie Noble
E-mails : noblec@telusplanet.net and tstener@epsb.ca

Books/Song
Witch DoctorDavid Seville

Literacy Objectives
To support using Stories/Activities

Music Objectives
To support using Stories/Activities

Energizer! Exploring mood and setting Adverbs Predicting Sequencing/building suspense in stories (ie. long vs. short sentences) Exploring Organization, Voice, word choice. Predicting and sequencing Learning a traditional story Predicting Sequencing Learning about the story “The Nutcracker” Sequencing Reader‟s Theatre production

Learning music/movement sequence

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
By Linda Williams

Exploring instruments Creating mood using sound effects

Three Billy Goats Gruff story The Three Pigs

Creating mood with instruments and voice exploration Keeping a steady beat Keeping a steady

Adapt. – C. Noble and B. Kennedy *Making Music Fun 3

NutcrackerRussian Dance
Tchaikovsky

Exploring simple instruments Keeping steady beat Learning Form Playing a melodic pattern on instruments.

The Web Files
By Margie Palatini/Richard Egielski

Mother Goose’s Goose is Loose
By Jo Ellen Moor

A Dark Dark Tale
By Ruth Brown

Exploring mood and setting Adjectives Predicting Sequencing/building suspense in stories (ie. long vs. short sentences) Examining how artists draw upon their family experiences to create their art

Exploring instruments Creating mood using sound effects

IKO –

The Dixie Cups

Exploring instruments Keeping a steady beat

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
By Verna Aardema

The Three Pigs

Adapt. – C. Noble and B. Kennedy *Making Music Fun 3

Learning a traditional story Predicting Sequencing Learning a traditional Canadian carol

Keeping a steady beat.

Huron Carol Ghostbusters Ray Martin Jr. *Making Energizers fun for Everyone (Noble/Stener)

Exploring Bells, harmony, form Reading a music “score” or chart Energizer
Learning music/movement sequence

*Circle of Partners

Witch DoctorDavid Seville

A
Walk around the circle (right) with your partner 1x8 (I told the witch Dr. I was in love with you) Trade places with your partner 1x8 (I told the witch Dr. I was in love with you) Walk around the circle (right) with your partner then face partner 1x8
(and then the witch Dr. he told me what to do and he said,)

B CHORUS Partner Clap pattern: Patch , Clap, Right (partners‟) ,Clap, Left (partners‟) Clap Both, Both (partners‟) Patch , Clap, Right (partners‟) ,Clap, Left (partners‟) Clap Both (partners‟) REPEAT

(on “Ooh EE; Ooh Ah, Ah …”)

A
B

same as above in A section CHORUS Partners hook arms and swing once around Switch arms and swing the other way
(now you’ve been keeping love from me…) (so I went out and found myself…)

C A B C A B

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
By Linda Williams 2 Big Shoes Pants – “CLOMP, CLOMP” (drum) - “WIGGLE, WIGGLE” (temple blocks)

Shirt 2 Gloves Hat Pumpkin Head Door

- “SHAKE, SHAKE” (shakers/maracas) - “CLAP, CLAP” (clackers) - “NOD, NOD” (flexitone) – “BOO!, BOO!” (thunder tube) (woodblock)

- knock, knock

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Once upon a time there were three billy goats. There was the first billy goat gruff, the second billy goat gruff, and the third billy goat gruff. They liked to go over the bridge across the roaring river to the meadow to eat the delicious new spring grass. But to get to the meadow, they had to cross over a bridge across the roaring river, and under the bridge lived a mean old troll! One day the first billy goat gruff decided he just HAD to go over the bridge across the roaring river to eat some of that delicious new spring grass. As he went over the bridge he sang:
(first billy goat plays drum softly along with the song)

“Trip, trip, trip! Trip, trip, trip! Over the bridge to eat some grass! Trip, trip, trip! “Trip, trip, trip! Trip, trip, trip! Over the bridge to eat some grass! Trip, trip, trip!” “Who‟s that trippin‟ across my bridge?” yelled the mean old troll! “I….I‟m the first billy goat gruff, and I..I‟m going across the bridge over the roaring river, to eat some of that delicious new spring grass.” “Oh, no you‟re NOT! „Cause I‟m going to eat you up!” yelled the mean old troll. “Please, oh please, don‟t eat me!” cried the first billy goat gruff.

“Wait for the second billy goat gruff! He is much bigger and juicier that I am!” said the first billy goat gruff. “Very well then..be gone with you!” yelled the mean old troll. Soon the second billy goat gruff decided he just HAD to go over the bridge across the roaring river to eat some of that delicious new spring grass. As he went over the bridge he sang:
(second billy goat plays drum softly along with the song)

“Trap, trap, trap! Trap, trap, trap! Over the bridge to eat some grass! Trap, trap, trap! “Trap, trap, trap! Trap, trap, trap! Over the bridge to eat some grass! Trap, trap, trap!” “Who‟s that trappin‟ across my bridge?” yelled the mean old troll! “I….I‟m the second billy goat gruff, and I..I‟m going across the bridge over the roaring river, to eat some of that delicious new spring grass.” “Oh, no you‟re NOT! „Cause I‟m going to eat you up!” yelled the mean old troll. “Please, oh please, don‟t eat me!” cried the second billy goat gruff

“Wait for the third billy goat gruff! He is much bigger and juicier that I am!” said the second billy goat gruff. “Very well then..be gone with you!” yelled the mean old troll. Soon the third billy goat gruff decided he just HAD to go over the bridge across the roaring river to eat some of that delicious new spring grass. As he went over the bridge he sang:

(third billy goat plays drum softly along with the song)

“Troop, troop, troop! Troop, troop, troop! Over the bridge to eat some grass! Troop, troop, troop! “Troop, troop, troop! Troop, troop, troop! Over the bridge to eat some grass! Troop, troop, troop!” “Who‟s that troopin‟ across my bridge?” yelled the mean old troll! “I‟m the third billy goat gruff, I‟m the biggest and the strongest billy goat, and I‟m going across the bridge over the roaring river, to eat some of that delicious new spring grass.” “Oh, no you‟re NOT! „Cause I‟m going to eat you up!” yelled the mean old troll. “Eat me up? Oh, no you won‟t!” cried the third billy goat gruff, Who then butted the terrible troll into the roaring river, and he was never heard from again! Now each spring, the first billy goat gruff, the second billy goat gruff, and the third billy goat gruff freely cross the bridge across the roaring river to eat that delicious new spring grass. For that is their favorite food you know!

First billy goat gruff: small drum (beat drum to syllables..

“first-bil-ly-goat-gruff”) Second billy goat gruff: medium drum (beat drum to syllables.. “se-cond-bil-ly-goat-gruff”) Third billy goat gruff: big drum (beat drum to syllables.. “third-bil-ly-goat-gruff”) Roaring river: barred instruments in F pentatonic..take B‟s and E‟s out playing randomly Mean Old Troll: big cymbal and wooden mallet..hit once

Nutcracker – Russian Dance
For the Older Ones: *Teach three different 4 beat rhythm patterns

A Section Play rhythm pattern on METALS 8 beats x 2 A Section – METALS 8 beats x2 B Section Play rhythm pattern on WOODS 8 beats x 2 C Section Play rhythm pattern on SKINS 8 beats x 1 A Section – METALS 8 beats x 2 A Section – WOODS 8 beats x 1

piano-soft

forte -loud

piano-soft

forte –loud

METALS: triangles, tambourines, bells, jingles, finger cymbals, cabassa WOODS: rhythm sticks, maracas, woodblocks, tick-tock blocks SKINS: hand drums, bongos

The Web Files
(adapted from: "The Web Files", by Margie Palatini/Richard Egielski)
NOTE: GREAT IF ALL SCENES ARE WRITTEN ON BRISTOL BOARD, AND PARADED ACROSS THE STAGE BY A "VANNA WHITE" TYPE CHARACTER BEFORE SCENE BEGINS!

Scene 1 6:32 a.m. This is the farm.

DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (To audience) My partner, Bill, and I were working the barnyard shift. It was peaceful....quiet. Then we got the call. ALL:

"Cock- a- doodle -doo!"

(all students make this sound at different times)

BILL: A lot of squawking going on down in the coop area, Ducktective Web! Looks like "fowl" play. Report says feathers are flying. Chief says we should check out the chicks. DUCKTECTIVE WEB: BILL: Check! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: Cheerio! Chicks?

(Ominous music on xylophones..see back page for instrumentation)

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Scene 2 6:35 a.m. The hen's house

DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (To audience) The hen's house. We knocked on the door. She answered. HEN: P'awk! P-p-p-awk! P'awk! P'awk! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: Just the facts, ma'am. Just the facts. HEN: I've been robbed! (clucks, and unruffles her feathers) Robbed, I tell you! Robbed! Robbed! Robbed! BILL: (with notepad, writing) Sooooo.. you're saying that you Were robbed, is that right, ma'am? HEN: (in Bill's face, mad) Robbed! Robbed! Robbed! Robbed! Robbed! (to audience) It's so hard to get good help these days! BILL: ( wipes hen's spit off his face) What exactly is missing from the nest, ma'am? Eggs, ma'am? Chicks, ma'am? HEN: P-p-peppers! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: Peppers?

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HEN: My perfect purple peppers that were just about ready to Be pickled! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: About how many perfect purple almost pickled peppers would you say were pilfered, pinched, and picked? A bushel, perhaps? HEN: P'awk! P'awk! NO! A peck! A peck, I tell you! A whole purple-pepper-picking peck! BILL: Have you any idea WHO would pick a peck of your Perfect purple almost-pickled peppers? HEN: Not a clue! (starts crying..blows nose loudly in a kleenex) DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) I turned to Bill and gave a quick quack. (Loud "QUICK QUACK" in Bill's face..Bill wipes his face again) Bill....round up the usual suspects!

(Ominous music on xylophones..) D-F-A-D’ (higher D)-Bb A-G-F-E D-F-A-D’-Bb A-G-F-E-D
Scene 3 9:06 a.m. Police Headquarters

(Jack Horner in a corner, Officer Quack interrogating Little Boy Blue holding a horn, Little Bo-Peep pacing looking worried, 3 kittens looking for mittens, Miss Muffet continually falling off her stool)

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DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) Headquarters was hopping! A miss named Muffet had just been tossed off her tuffet, and a gal named Peep was missing some sheep. I noticed that three little kittens had lost their mittens. They began to cry. (Kittens cry noisily) I wanted to help. I couldn't. I had pickled peppers to worry about. Jack Horner was in the corner and Officer Featherdown was trying to make Little Boy Blue "quack". OFFICER FEATHERDOWN: Okay, Blue Boy! Quit blowing your horn! Time to make hay, and tell us the truth! Suppose you just tell me where you were this morning...hmmmmm???? LITTLE BOY BLUE: I'm innocent, I tell you! Innocent! I was Under the haystack, fast asleep! Honest! Ask anybody! BILL: Sure sure! I've heard THAT bedtime story before! ( turns to Featherdown) Got any witnesses? OFFICER FEATHERDOWN: No sir. You see, the sheep were in the meadow, and the cows were in the corn. DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) Things looked black for the boy in blue! And then....we got another call. BILL: There's been some horsing around reported down near Barn and Pen. Looks like another robbery! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) We put the blue boy out to Pasture

(have bunnies and frogs hop across the stage)

(Ominous music on xylophones..)
Scene 4 10:43 a.m. Corner of Barn and Pen

( horse and a sheep milling about)
DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to horse) Whoa! Whoa! You there! Like to ask you a few questions, if you don't mind, sir! HORSE: Na-a-a-ay, not at all. BILL: What do you know about a peck of unlawfully picked perfect purple almost pickled peppers?

HORSE: Peppers? Peppers? A peck of purple peppers? Not a thing! And that comes straight from the horse's mouth! But somebody just hightailed it out of here with a tub of my tartest tasty tomahtoes! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: You mean tomatoes? HORSE: YOU say tomatoes, I say tomahtoes.....anyways, Somebody just hauled to whole thing off!

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SHEEP: (big sigh) And could you please find my lettuce while you are at it, too? Somebody just lifted a load of my luscious leafy lettuce not ten minutes ago! this is ba-a-a-ad! Really ba-a-a-ad! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) My partner looked at me And scratched his head. BILL: (scratching head vigorously) Peppers? Tomatoes? Lettuce? What do you make of all this Detective Web? DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) There was only one thing to make out of all of this. SALAD!

(Ominous music on xylophones..)
Scene 5 11:47 a.m. The Coffee Shop

DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) The coffee shop. My partner and I were still trying to "QUACK" the case, but we didn't have any suspects. BILL: (cries out in frustration) RATS!!!

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DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (shouts) THAT'S IT! There is only one suspect who is sneaky enough, wily enough, and tricky enough to pick a peck of perfect purple almost pickled peppers, take a tub of tasty tart tomatoes, and lift a load of luscious leafy lettuce! Pay the bill, Bill! We must be off! Time is a -wasting!

(Ominous music on xylophones..)
Scene 6 12:22 p.m. On the Road Again

DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) My partner and I were hot on the trail of ......(sinister voice) that Dirty Rat.

(Ominous music on xylophones..)
Scene 7 12:46 p.m. Dirty Rat's House

DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) Rat's house. A real hole in the wall. BILL: We know you're holed up in there, you Dirty Rat. Let us in! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) He did.

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DIRTY RAT: (Bugs Bunny style) Eh, what's up Duck? DUCKTECTIVE WEB: There's been some trouble down on the farm. What do you know about a rash of recent robberies, you Dirty Rat? DIRTY RAT: (Innocent voice) Robberies? Robberies? What makes you think little old me would know anything about a robbery? I'm no cheesy snitch! BILL: Can it, Ratzo! You've been up to no good in garbage for years! DIRTY RAT: (grins wickedly) Okay. Sure. Sure. Go ahead flatfoots. Look anywhere you want! But make it quick Quackers...you're interrupting my lunch! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: Lunch eh, rodent? DIRTY RAT: Hey, what's going in here? You're not going to pin this rap on me. I'm clean! Clean, I tell you! Clean! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) I picked a piece of lettuce from under his chin. (to Rat) Not clean enough, you dirty Rat! BILL: I smelled his breath , boss. Just as I suspected. Garlic mayo.

DUCKTECTIVE WEB: Book him, Ducko! His salad days are over.

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DIRTY RAT: (Bill handcuffs Rat and leads him away) Over? Over? But they can't be over! I haven't had my dessert yet! DUCKTECTIVE WEB: Oh, you're getting your "just desserts" right NOW, you Dirty Rat! BILL: (Pats Ducktective on the back ) Looks like you "quacked" another case, Web. But how did you ever figure it out? DUCKTECTIVE WEB: Just played a hunch that he had eaten the evidence for lunch. He forgot to use his napkin and brush his teeth. He's a dirty rat. He never did have good hygiene!

(Ominous music on xylophones…)
Scene 8 1:12 p.m. Epilogue

DUCKTECTIVE WEB: (to audience) That Dirty Rat was tried and convicted on three counts of vegetable vagrancy, offensive bad breath, and not using as napkin to wipe under his chin. BILL: (to audience) He was sent up the river and was sentenced to six months of farm labor with time off for good behaviour, better table manners, and clean teeth.

CASE

CLOSED!

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adapted from “How to Do Plays With Children” by Jo Ellen Moor Evan-Moor Educational Publishing 1995

Mother Goose’s Goose is Loose

Mother Goose: I‟m old Mother Goose, (looks through telescope) And I‟m ready to wander. But I‟ve looked high and low, And I can‟t find my gander! I‟ve looked in my pocket, I‟ve looked in my shoe. (Throws shoe..others plug nose I‟ve looked in the cupboard, and yell “PEE-U!”) I‟ve looked through and through! I think I need help (Page enters..with scroll) From my good friends of rhyme. I‟ll send out a call. I just hope it‟s in time! Page: Hear ye! Hear ye! (after Page stays to put up I have a puzzle here! puzzle pieces) Bring your rhymes and hurry! Mother Goose needs help I fear!

Mother Goose: The hands on my watch (rotates hands on clock Keep going around. hanging around her neck) My goose is still gone, And my friends can‟t be found! …2

2
(Children all run on with their props and take their places… depending on what nursery rhyme they are in)

Page:

They‟re here! They‟re here! They‟ve come from afar! By horse and by camel. By train, boat, and car!

Mother Goose: My goose is loose! (Takes Kleenex..blows nose I‟m grounded Boo Hoo! loudly..throws Kleenex on It‟s a puzzle to me, floor..Kids say “Ewwwww.. And I need help from you! Gross!!”) Rhyme 1: Little Miss Muffet Sat on a tuffet

(Miss Muffet yells: “ Stop!! What in the world is a tuffet?) (Miss Muffet yells: “ Stop!! Curds and whey? YUCK! I want a Big Mac, McNuggets and some fries, I want a Sundae, an Apple pie, a large Coke” (whole group says Big Mac rhyme)

Eating her curds and whey

Along came a spider (student creeps up with spider Who sat down beside her on a string ) And frightened Miss Muffet away! Mother Goose: Your rhyme is nice, but what‟s the use? It cannot help bring back my goose!

(Miss Muffet runs away screaming..Page puts a puzzle piece up)

….3

Rhyme 2:

( Mary says: “Well of course it goes where I go, silly! It‟s on a leash!”)

Mary had a little lamb Its fleece was white as snow, And everywhere that Mary went The lamb was sure to go!

3
(“Mary” walks around with a sheep on a leash)

Mother Goose: Your rhyme is nice, but what‟s the use? It cannot help bring back my goose!
.(.Page puts second puzzle piece up)

Rhyme 3:

(Students lift up meadow sheet..Boy Blue snores loudly!)

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn. ( Students hold up The sheep‟s in the meadow, meadow..add sheep and The cow‟s in the corn. cow.BoyBlue lays down behind Where is the little boy that meadow.) Looks after the sheep? He‟s under the haystack..fast asleep!

Mother Goose: Your rhyme is nice, but what‟s the use? It cannot help bring back my goose!
.(.Page puts third puzzle piece up)

Rhyme 4: Jack be nimble, Jack be quick! Jack jump over the candlestick!

Students yell: “Ready, Set, GO!” (Jack runs and jumps..then holds his bottom running around yelling ““Ow! Ow! Ow! Hot! Hot! Hot!”)

Mother Goose: Your rhyme is nice, but what‟s the use? It cannot help bring back my goose!
.(.Page puts fourth puzzle piece up) …..4

Rhyme 5: Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard To get her poor dog a bone. But when she got there The cupboard was bare And so the poor dog had none!

4
(Hold up cupboard closed)
(Hold up dog and bone)

(Open cupboard)

(dog whines..then growls..chases Mother off stage. She yells ”Nice doggie..nice doggie! OK! .I‟m off to Superstore!” in scared tone)

Mother Goose: Your rhyme is nice, but what‟s the use? It cannot help bring back my goose!
.(.Page puts fifth puzzle piece up)

Rhyme 6:

(singing)

(3 “mice” with “Shades” on run around bumping into each other)

Three blind mice! Three blind mice! See how they run! See how they run!

( Farmer‟s wife: “ STOP!! You‟re making me out to be the bad guy! I‟m out of here!” She stomps off.

They all ran after the farmer‟s wife, Who cut off their tails with a carving knife. Did you ever see such a sight in your life As three blind mice!

Mother Goose: Your rhyme is nice, but what‟s the use? It cannot help bring back my goose!
.(.Page puts sixth puzzle piece up)

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Rhyme 7: Little Jack Horner, Sat in a corner

(Jack looks dejected.. says in stage whisper “Actually I‟m on a time out!”) (Jack says, “I‟ve been here since Christmas????)

Eating his Christmas Pie

Pretend pie

(Jack yells‟”Can I come out now?”..and runs off)

He put in his thumb (He puts thumb into ball with And pulled out a plum hole in it, and pulls it out) And said “What a good boy am I!”

Mother Goose: Your rhyme is nice, but what‟s the use? It cannot help bring back my goose!
.(.Page puts seventh puzzle piece up)

Rhyme 8: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
(“ Wall” with “student egg” on top) ( “Student egg” jumps wall and falls on floor…yells “Oh, man!!!) (Group comes out and surveys the damage)

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall! (cymbal crash) All the king‟s horses and all the king‟s men Couldn‟t put Humpty together again!

(One of the king‟s men: “How do you all like your eggs?” Rest: “Scrambled!” 2 students drag him off stage by his feet)

Mother Goose: Your rhyme is nice, but what‟s the use? It cannot help bring back my goose!
.(.Page puts eighth puzzle piece up)

….6 6

Rhyme 9: Hickory dickory dock (clock with mouse on string The mouse ran up the clock ..pulls up and down) The clock struck one (cymbal crash) The mouse ran down Hickory dickory dock! Mother Goose: Your rhyme is nice, but what‟s the use? It cannot help bring back my goose!
(.Page puts ninth puzzle piece up)

Rhyme 10: Hey diddle diddle! The cat and the fiddle (student “cat” plays “fiddle”) The cow jumped over the moon
(Student “cow” leapfrogs over student “moon” ..) Moon yells : “ Hey! Watch it with those horns, cow!!”

(Student dog lays on floor shaking and laughing with loud snorks) (Student “dish” and student “spoon” run off..”These guys are crazy!! We are so out of here!) ****(.Page puts TENTH puzzle piece up)****

The little dog laughed to see such sport And the dish ran away with the spoon!

Mother Goose: I‟m old Mother Goose And I‟m stuck on the ground While that gander of mine Is out playing around!

(says all this dejectedly)

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All: (Except Mother Goose) Your puzzle is solved! So please don‟t despair! Your goose is behind you, Not up in the air!

(Mother Goose looks behind her..does “Home Alone” surprise look to the audience)

Put on your goggles, Your scarf, and get set,,,(she does this) To take off and fly On your favorite pet! Old Mother Goose When she wanted to wander.. Would ride through the air On a very fine gander!!

(Mother Goose strikes dramatic pose in front of goose puzzle)

( Students all stand and take a bow!)

A Dark Dark Tale
By Ruth Brown
Activity: Initially, read the story to your students. Every time “Dark, Dark” is read, play an instrument twice (we use pitched instruments and remove the C and F bars; having students play any two notes on the word “Dark”). If you do not have pitched instruments, use any sound maker that you or your students suggest to enhance the words of this eerie story. Create an atmosphere of suspense - soft dynamics, turn off the lights, eerie background music playing, use a plastic echo microphone to read story etc. Build up suspense until “dark, dark box” , then scare students by quickly yelling: ”THERE WAS A MOUSE!” Extensions: Use different instruments for each object in the story. Ex: moor-thunder tube wood: bird calls This is an excellent language arts activity for K-3! Students rewrite the story, substituting different words for “dark, dark”, or keep “dark, dark”, and change the setting of the story. Grades 4-6 wrote for us some of their best descriptive stories around this book. They underlined what words they wanted sound effects for, chose friends to play the instruments they had picked out. We then filmed them. It was a great experience for all!

IKO – The Dixie Cups Hand Jive/rhythm stick partner game Intro music – get the beat of the song until the singing begins (12 beats) HAND JIVE PATTERN: (8 moves) Pat, Pat, Clap, Clap Shimmy (hands with right on top), Shimmy (hands with left hand on top), Hitch hike thumbs (thumbs up twice) REPEAT FOR ENTIRE SONG Hint: Hand jive pattern completed once would fit in with the lyrics: “My grandma and your grandma were sitting by the fire” Hand Jive pattern using sticks: Tap floor, tap floor, tap sticks in front, tap sticks in front Shimmy, Shimmy Tap sticks 3 times in the air above head

PARTNER GAME: (8 moves) facing partner Pat, Pat, Clap, Clap Partner, Partner, Clap 3 times in the air above head Partner Game using sticks: Tap floor, Tap floor Tap Sticks, Tap Sicks Tap Partner’s sticks, Tap Partner’s Sticks Tap own sticks in the air above head 3 times. GROUP CIRCLE GAME: Tap floor, Tap floor Tap front, tap front Shimmy, Shimmy Tap sticks to your side 3 times to tap sticks of both people on each side of you

Choral Reading
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
by Verna Aardema

The class should be divided into four groups:

After you have completely read and discussed the book and given all the background information, then have the class read the book together from the chart paper or transparency. Have them do this until you feel they are comfortable with it. When they are comfortable reading it then have them do the following choral reading.

Music instrument parts: Introduction : drum music on CD CLOUD – music on CD GRASS – African Pods COW – cowbell KI-PAT – music on CD (A-A-A-C’-B (rest,rest,rest) A-A-A-G-A(rest,rest,rest) EAGLE – Wind chimes ARROW – Flexitone BOW – music on CD (E-D-C-D-E-A__-E____ E-D-C-D-E_E_-E___)
SHOT! - Drum

The whole class: This is the great Kapiti Plain, all fresh and green from the African rains--A sea of grass for the ground birds to nest in, and patches of shade for wild creatures to rest in; with acacia trees for giraffes to browse on, and grass for the herdsmen to pasture their cows on. But one year the rains were so very belated, that all of the big wild creatures migrated. Then Ki-pat helped to end that terrible drought--and this story tells how it all came about! Group 1: This is the cloud, all heavy with rain, that shadowed the ground on Kapiti Plain. Group 2: This is the grass, all brown and dead, that needed the rain from the cloud overhead-Group 1: The big, black cloud, all heavy with rain, that shadowed the ground on Kapiti Plain. Group 3: These are the cows, all hungry and dry, who mooed for the rain to fall from the sky; Group 2: To green-up the grass, all brown and dead, that needed the rain from the cloud overhead-Group 1: The big, black cloud, all heavy with rain, that shadowed the ground on Kapiti Plain. Group 4: This is Ki-pat who watched his herd as he stood on one leg, like the big stork bird; Group 3: Ki-pat, whose cows were so hungry and dry, they mooed for the rain to fall from the sky; Group 2: To green-up the grass, all brown and dead, that needed the rain from the cloud overhead-Group 1: The big, black cloud, all heavy with rain, that shadowed the ground on Kapiti Plain. Group 1: This is the eagle who dropped a feather, a feather that helped to change the weather.

Group 4: It fell near Ki-pat, who watched his herd as he stood on one leg like the big stork bird; Group 3: Ki-pat, whose cows were so hungry and dry, they mooed for the rain to fall from the sky; Group 2: To green-up the grass, all brown and dead, that needed the rain from the cloud overhead-Group 1: The big, black cloud, all heavy with rain, that shadowed the ground on Kapiti Plain. Group 2: This is the arrow Ki-pat put together, with a slender stick and an eagle feather; Group 1: From the eagle who happened to drop a feather, a feather that helped to change the weather. Group 4: It fell near Ki-pat, who watched his herd as he stood on one leg like the big stork bird; Group 3: Ki-pat, whose cows were so hungry and dry, they mooed for the rain to fall from the sky; Group 2: To green-up the grass, all brown and dead, that needed the rain from the cloud overhead-Group 1: The big, black cloud, all heavy with rain, that shadowed the ground on Kapiti Plain. Group 3: This is the bow, so long and strong, and strung with a string, a leather thong; Group 2: A bow for the arrow Ki-pat put together, with a slender stick and an eagle feather; Group 1: From the eagle who happened to drop a feather, a feather that helped to change the weather. Group 4: It fell near Ki-pat, who watched his herd as he stood on one leg like the big stork bird;

Group 3: Ki-pat, whose cows were so hungry and dry, they mooed for the rain to fall from the sky; Group 2: To green-up the grass, all brown and dead, that needed the rain from the cloud overhead-Group 1: The big, black cloud, all heavy with rain, that shadowed the ground on Kapiti Plain. Group 4: This was the shot that pierced the cloud and loosed the rain with thunder LOUD! Group 3: A shot from the bow, so long and strong, and strung with a string, a leather thong; Group 2: A bow for the arrow Ki-pat put together, with a slender stick and an eagle feather; Group 1: From the eagle who happened to drop a feather, a feather that helped to change the weather. Group 4: It fell near Ki-pat, who watched his herd as he stood on one leg like the big stork bird; Group 3: Ki-pat, whose cows were so hungry and dry, they mooed for the rain to fall from the sky; Group 2: To green-up the grass, all brown and dead, that needed the rain from the cloud overhead-Group 1: The big, black cloud, all heavy with rain, that shadowed the ground on Kapiti Plain. The whole class: So the grass grew green, and the cattle fat! And Ki-pat got a wife and a little Ki-pat-- who tends the cows now, and shoots down the rain, when black clouds shadow Kapiti Plain.

After group 4 says "LOUD!" then have the students play the rain

game, or wait until the end of the sequence or the story.

Resources “Mother Goose‟s Goose is Loose”: How to Do Plays With Children by Jo Ellen Moor Evan-Moor Educational Publishing 1995 Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema Puffin Books 1983 http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/byrnesafrica/monhan/choralreading.htm A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown New York: Puffin Books 1981 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams U.S.A.: Harper Collins Publishers 1986

The Web Files by Margie Palatini and Richard Egielski New York: Hyperion Books for Children 2001 **no longer in print The Three Billy Goats Gruff, retold by Dr. Alvin Granowsky. The series is Steck-Vaughn, Another Point of View. The flip side is Just a Friendly Old Troll. Noble, C. and Stener, T. (2007). Making Energizers Fun For Everyone

www.funlitmusic.com

Noble, C. and Stener, T. (2003). Making Music Fun For the Little Ones –

Book 1 www.funlitmusic.com

Noble, C. and Stener, T. (2003). Making Music Fun For the Little Ones

Book 2 - Winter www.funlitmusic.com

Noble, C. and Stener, T. (2008). Making Music Fun For the Little Ones -

Book 3 www.funlitmusic.com

Additional GREAT Resources

Once Upon a Folk Tale – Eight Classic Stories (songs and accompaniments) by Linda Rockwell High Memphis Musicraft Publications 1994 Around the House with Mother Goose – A Guide to Using Nursery Rhymes to Explore Multiple Intelligences by Carol Lemoine Fearon Teacher Aids 2000