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Category: Pre-K

Pre-K Black History Month Sing Along

Posted in bilingual, holiday, Pre-K, and Social Studies

Pre-K created an African American musician “quilt” in the Jackson Library! As they worked, we talked about Nina Simone and played her “I’m Feeling Good” song. Then we used Liz Buchanan‘s primary version of the song as a chant for the kids to sing the “I’m Feeling Good” lyric at the end of each line while they worked. Fun! Thanks to Liz for adapting the song (linked below) to make it choral for Pre-K! They sang ‘I’m feeling good’ for the second part of each verse. The kids loved it. I found a Spanish version of the original song for the bilingual Pre-K class to sing.  I have a note to purchase the Nina Simone: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist book for next year!

nina simone pk lesson

nina simone lesson

Nina Simone redeaux

Nina Simone lesson pk
Nina Simone – Wikimedia Commons

Nina Simone Lesson PK

Spanish -Y me siento bien

I'm Feeling Good in Spa
Spanish version

Quilt Square Pattern for Musicians Quilt 

quilt sq pattern

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Afr Amer Entertainers PK quilt

Nina Simone book
Click for review

Whose Feet?

Posted in apps, bilingual, nonfiction lesson, and Pre-K

Before STAAR week, Pre-K had fun guessing Whose Feet? in the Jackson Library. After reading My Eyes are Big and Red, the kids guessed what animal on which the story was based. Then they had to guess what animals were on the poster just based on the feet. At the tables, they played the Whose Feet? game on the app, colored the feet of Jan Brett animals, and  listened to the fun Maple Leaf songs.

whose feet

Whose Feet?
color the feet

Pre-K Farm Fun

Posted in Pre-K

Last week in the Jackson Library, Pre-K read farm animal stories. After singing Hap Palmer’s Big Red Hen song, we read Barnyard Banter and the kids identified the animals by their sounds. They explored the Canticos Chickies/Pollitos app to create their own song, listened to the Chick song (featured also in different languages), and decorated an egg. During check out, we enjoyed Alina Celeste‘s Pollitos song video.

pollitos lesson

Canticos Pollitos song
Canticos
 

 

 

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