Baa Baa and Twinkle Twinkle: Teacher Notes
My youngest kiddos learn nursery rhymes and popular children's songs and then we take them and adapt them and make different versions of the songs. One song my Kindergarten kiddos learned this year was Baa Baa Black Sheep. If you want to learn about my original IN-PERSON lesson I share with kids you can see the process I use here.
So, my students already know this poem/song but if they didn't you could easily do an intro video for them to teach the song or you could find a video online which teaches the poem. Here's the follow up, online content I'm going to share with kids.
What I share with students:
Remember the poem we learned in class called Baa Baa Black Sheep? Here are the words:
Baa Baa Black Sheep have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full
One for the master, one for the dame
one for the little boy who lives down the lane
Then when we had learned the poem/song we read the book about Baa Baa Black Sheep. I found a fun recording online of another music teacher reading this book. Check it out below:
Baa Baa Black Sheep is such a fun song. We learned the poem and spoke the words in class and then a few weeks later we learned that we could sing it to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. It's so fun to take something you know and make little changes to make the song even more new and exciting. Watch the video below to see how one musician took the Twinkle Twinkle song and played it in 12 different ways on the piano!