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					PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM Early Childhood Education Fall 2008 MUSIC FOR CHILDREN - ECE 205 Instructor: Robin Kuras Monday/Wednesday 12:30-3:00 Phone: 964-6570 COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. To compile a reference book: 15 points Criteria: include resource handouts, songs, readings, Xeroxed songs (library) neatly compiled organized in an easy-to-use method (index tabs needed) must include song table of contents To make and demonstrate, in class, a simple rhythm instrument: 10 points To use the instrument with a child ages 3-6 and write an evaluation: 10 points Criteria: simple enough for a child to help make safe - healthy - durable good sound appropriate for a young child to use visually pleasant To lead two music time simulations for young children, including five songs, creative movement and transition, self evaluation and peer evaluation for 60 points total: Criteria: See Criteria in handouts To write original words to a familiar tune: 20 points. Criteria: typed neatly (turn in two copies-one for grading, one for publishing) words appropriate for young children (must fit the criteria for selecting songs as presented in class) must be original (Please do not change just a few words in an already existing lyric pattern.) To collaborate with a team in writing a one week music plan for young children on the form provided: 20 points To plan, on your own, a one week music plan for young children on the form provided: 5 points Criteria: completeness readability developmentally appropriate





To construct a music portfolio (10 cards), with appropriate illustrations for the young child: 30 points (enclosed in a container) Criteria: illustrations for 6 or more songs on List 1, 4 or less from the List 2 illustrations appropriate with song and for young children illustrations should be diverse, simple, clear, realistic and proportional creativity neatness - including straight edges, balance, contact papering minimum of 10 cards heavy-weight colored poster board, covered with clear contact paper (11 x 14 inches in Bookstore) Your name and date on each card. Must be very readable and under the contact paper. NOTE: This activity takes time and resources. Please plan ahead for both!


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To complete physical development planning cards for ages 1 month, 7 months, 12 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, and 6 years. Assignment to be explained in class: 30 points Criteria: completeness neatness developmental accuracy Student will obtain 2 developmentally appropriate books (created from song) which meet the Pierce College criteria for selection: 20 points Student will listen to and evaluate 2 Children’s Recordings. Assignment to be explained in class: 30 points. To successfully complete 3 announced quizzes: 30 points To read a Music-Related Journal Article and write a summary. 15 points To demonstrate the following during Final Exam: A. Be able to choose, lead and accompany two songs while singing with the autoharp: 10 points B. Be able to sing twenty-five songs from memory from List I: 30 points Criteria: correct words correct melody visually showing the beat Class Participation and Attendance -Your participation is essential. 15 points NOTE: Points are earned by: Attendance and promptness; Participation in class activities; Helping with student song introductions

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Assignments may be re-done with instructor's permission. (A "B" grade is the highest possible grade on redone work.)

B. Late assignments result in a lower grade and will not be accepted after the 9th week in the quarter. Late work will receive no more than a 2.0. It is the student’s responsibility to know when assignments are due and turn them in on time. “On time” means it’s turned in on the assigned due date at the start of class. C. Attendance in class: 1. Will have an effect on your grade. Your participation in class is required. (Singing, playing, dancing, and moving.) 2. Four (4) absences result in a withdrawal from this course. 3. Quizzes may not be made up. When absent the student assumes responsibility for getting assignments from another student. Students needing accommodation due to a special need should present paperwork issued through the special needs coordinator by the end of the first week of classes.

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F. Grades are computed by point system. 1. A "C" grade indicates that the student has made substantial progress toward meeting the objectives of the course and has fulfilled the requirements of the course. A "B" grade is for students whose work is of superior quality a majority of the time in fulfilling the requirements of the course. An "A" grade is reserved for those students who have excelled in every phase of the course. A "D" grade is for those students who have made progress toward meeting the objectives of the course, but who have fulfilled the requirements only in a substandard manner.




ECE 205 Music for Young Children Supply List
Text: Music: A Way of Life for the Young Child by Bayless/Ramsey Optional Text: The I Can’t Sing Book by Jackie Silberg ECE 205 Lecture Note Packet purchased at the Bookstore. 3-ring binder for lecture note packet (1 1/2 inch or larger binder) 20 Divider Tabs for Notebook sections Small Singer Packet purchased at the Library ($1.40) 10-11” x 14” poster boards purchased at the Bookstore (for Music Portfolio cards) 2 large rolls of clear, non-glare contact paper A variety of realistic pictures to illustrate songs used in curriculum (calendars, magazines, posters, Internet clip art, photos) Gluestick or rubber cement VHS video (blank) for taping your Music Time II simulation OPTIONAL items: A copy of the ECE 205 DVD is available! This recording demonstrates the 40 songs taught in class. (List 1 songs only) Bring in a blank DVD-R by Week 3 if you’d like a copy. The media lab will copy this for free. Please label clearly with ECE 205 and your name. 40 - 5” x 8” index cards-If you’d like to make a set of song cards (lyrics/clip art), we have a CD available for checkout. Samples of this useful “teaching tool” will be shown in class.

SONGS STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO KNOW: LIST I INTRO and TRANSITION SONGS: Clap Your Hands Everybody Do This Hello Everybody I Like You The More We Get Together WEEK I Lots of Worms Hello Jump, Jump, Jump Turn Around Fly Little Bird WEEK II I'm Like a Bouncing Ball My Dog Rags This is the Time How Many Raindrops? Shake My Sillies Out Buenos Dias WEEK III Seagull Ha, Ha This-A-Way Walking Walking The Little Pumpkin Five Little Chickadees Handout TEXTBOOK Handout pg. 40 (Xerox) TEXTBOOK TEXTBOOK TEXTBOOK Handout pg. 27 (Xerox) Handout Handout Handout Handout TEXTBOOK TEXTBOOK Handout Handout Handout Handout Handout Handout

WEEK IV Star Bright Singing A Song Giddiap May There Always be Sunshine Follow Follow WEEK V Grandfather Frog Wake Up Toes In Our Rowboat Che Che Koolay Our Thumbs pg. 12 (Xerox) Handout pg. 94 (Xerox) Handout Handout pg. 37 (Xerox) Handout pg. 81 (Xerox) Handout TEXTBOOK

WEEK VI Fun with Daddy I've Got That Happy Feeling Hop se hi Spider Crawling Up My Leg Handout TEXTBOOK Handout Handout

WEEK VII Little Red Caboose A-Jump Squirrel, Squirrel Swim Little Duck pg. 97 (Xerox) pg. 105 (Xerox) Handout pg. 15 (Xerox)

SONGS INTRODUCED BY STUDENTS: LIST II Autumn Dance Barnyard Family Five Little Ducks Here's a Bunny It's Snowing Johnny Works With Hammer Jump So Merrily Little Fish Little Shadow Mr. Turkey Miss Polly / Mr. Rolly Over in the Meadow Playing in the Sand (My Little Red Car) Rocking Yo Ho Six Little Ducks Spring is Here Sweetly Sings the Donkey Ten Little Frogs The Snowman Warm Kitty Wiggle Wiggle What Shall We Do ____ _ __________________________TEXTBOOK TEXTBOOK __________________________ TEXTBOOK Handout Handout TEXTBOOK TEXTBOOK TEXTBOOK pg. 64 (Xerox)

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Optional: Students may choose a “piggyback” song (New lyrics sung to familiar melodies)
Please provide instructor with the music/handout one week prior to your presentation. This allows you to choose a topic you’re most interested in, however instructor approval is required. The new song must meet Pierce criteria for choosing songs for young children. Introduce your new song with a realistic, concrete prop. PROPS can be, but are not limited to: realistic pictures, puppets, flannel board stories, books (with large, realistic pictures), hands-on items (example-real worms for a “worm” song), portfolio cards. CHOOSE realistic materials that show children exactly what your song is all about! Jean Warren’s Piggyback Song Collections can be found in the library.

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