Baa Baa Black Sheep Read Aloud
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!
Let's Sing - Barnyard Songs
Barnyard Sing Along: Teacher Notes
It's our first real week of digital learning assignments for students and we have pretty low expectations for Kindergarten. It's not that our KDG kiddos can't do a lot, it's that they're still working out how to get online, how to find our assignments, how to submit assignments, and lots of other logistical things. So, instead of ask them to watch and submit, or watch and respond, or do an online quiz... I'm asking them just to watch and sing along. I've already had a couple parents send me emails of thanks that their kid can watch and sing and be engaged.
In this set, I'm including songs that we might already know (might have learned in class this year) and a few we probably don't already know. If you have any other favorite barnyard animal songs/videos leave a comment in the box at the end of the post and I'll include them in the post.
What I share with kids:
Let's head down to the barnyard and sing some of our favorite songs! If you know the song, sing along as you watch!
Bingo the Dog
The Animals on the Farm
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day
Farmer Brown Had a Cow
Mary Mary Quite Contrary