Welcome to Debbie Clement's "Pattern Song" -- a brain break favorite!
This product will download to you as a zipped file that includes 2 music selection versions, in Mp3 format, of Debbie Clement's original song for children entitled "Pattern Song." There is an Mp3 for the sung version of the song, which includes Debbie's voice with children's voices in a chorus. There is also an instrumental-only version included for your own adaptations and pattern development.
The five verses of the song are each simple, unique patterns.
The first verse is an AB pattern.
The second is ABB.
The third verse is AAB.
The fourth verse is AABB.
The fifth verse is AABBB.
The segments of each pattern are body parts and actions that choreograph themselves naturally, in response to the lyrics. Each pattern is repeated seven times within its verse. The eighth time the initial portion of the pattern is supplied and the students must then finish the pattern from their listening skills and solve the equation.
There is a powerpoint slide show included with each of the five verses, as well slides for the intro and the conclusion. These may be projected as a shared reading experience. There is also a simple pdf document included with an explanation of the song's origination and a simple bibliography of picture books that support this 'fill in the blank' listening skill.
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