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Saturday, October 6, 2012

STEADY BEAT - LITTLE BAT

I am using this poem to reinforce steady beat with my primary class.  Since it has an autumn feel, but isn't a Halloween poem, all of my children can participate.


Little bat, little bat,
You are such an acrobat.
Flying low and flying high
in the dark October sky.
                    Original Poem by T Borden

Formation: Circle, Seated
Invite the children sitting in the circle say the poem.  Choose one child one child to take the bat puppet and walk around the outside of the circle gently tapping each classmate on both the left and right shoulder.  ( I found that by tapping both shoulders, it makes it much easier for children to move around the circle without having to run.)  At the end of the poem, the child with the puppet trades places with the last student he/she tapped and the poem begins again.



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1 comment:

  1. marthabees@gmail.comOctober 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Wonderful poem. I LOVE bats, those interesting, under-appreciated and misunderstood mammals. This activity is wonderful for the short people.
    The logical extension is an addition of non-pitched percussion. Since I have no bar instruments, we could also add boomwhackers on a bordun.
    Thanks for sharing!

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