Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.1a: Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group (e.g., taking turns in talking, listening to peers, waiting to speak until another person is finished talking, asking questions and waiting for an answer, gaining the floor in appropriate ways).
MA Draft STE Standards:
Physical Sciences/Matter and Its Interactions/PS4.B: Apply their understanding in their play of how to change volume and pitch of some sounds.
Head Start Outcomes:
Social Emotional Development/Self-Regulation: Follows simple rules, routines, and directions.
Language Development/Receptive Language: Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Language 1: Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group (taking turns in talking; listening to peers; waiting until someone is finished; asking questions and waiting for an answer; gaining the floor in appropriate ways).
English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 12: Listen to, recite, sing, and dramatize a variety of age-appropriate literature.
Greeting Song: “Who Are You?” #3
STEM Key Concepts: Sounds have a source; Sounds vary in three ways: volume, pitch, and timbre; Different objects make different sounds
ELA Focus Skills: Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary
Have children sit together in a circle and tell them you are going to sing “Who Are You?” to them.
Begin singing and after singing the second line, roll the ball to one child in the circle.
Say, When I roll the ball to you, say your name in a quiet whisper. Continue around the circle and repeat the process until each child has had a turn.
Go around the circle a second time and have children use a loud voice this time.
Who Are You?
(sung to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
Who, who, who are you?
Say it loud and clear. (child says name)
Listen, listen, listen, listen,
Whose name do you hear? (children repeat name)