The children will experience movement to the beat and melody.
OTHER EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
Reinforce recognition that there are many changes in the fall.
Plastic pumpkin, fake leaves
START WITH A NEW SONG: “Lots of Leaves”
The teacher begins by having the children sit in the floor. She asks the children to name the objects she holds up in front of her and then discuss what items have to do with fall. The teacher begins by singing the first phrase of the song and using hand and body movements. The teacher asks the children to stand and the entire class sings the song together, and she encourages everyone to participate.
INTRODUCE A NEW FINGERPLAY: “Fall”
The children will sit on their objects as the teacher introduces a new fingerplay. The teacher then asks the children to stand. Then the entire class chants the fingerplay together.
INTRODUCE A NEW SONG: “The Pumpkins Are Here”
The children will continue to be seated while the teacher sings the new song to the children using hand and body movements. Repeating the song the children will use hand and body movements.
END WITH A NEW SONG: “Oh, Fall Is Here”
The children remain sitting on the floor and the teacher will instruct the class that they will start singing a different song. The teacher first sings the song and then lets the children repeat.
Lots of Leaves
(Sung to “London Bridge Is Falling Down”)
Lots of leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down
Lots of leaves are falling down in a flutter
Take the rake and pile them up, pile them up, pile them up
Take the rake and pile them up in a mountain
Run and jump and roll around, roll around, roll around
Run and jump and roll around. Whee! It’s autumn