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Mama Don't Allow

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Order Number: 126.0030
Format : DVD
Theme: Success is often dependent on the amount of time and effort we invest in pursuing a chosen interest.
When Miles gets a saxophone for his birthday, neither his parents nor his neighborhood can stand the racket. However, when his Swamp Band receives an invitation to play at the Alligator Ball, no one guesses what’s in store.

LeVar goes into the Louisiana swamps to visit an alligator farm, journeys down the Mississippi on a riverboat, learns about creating sounds from a mouth sound performer, and meets one of New Orleans’ hottest jazz saxophonists.

Author: Thacher Hurd and Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher: HarperCollins
Field Trip Segments
Alligator Farm - A visit to Kliebert's Alligator Farm where Heather Burden, a Naturalist from the New Orleans Zoo, tells LeVar about alligators and lets him hold a small one.
Meet Fred Newman - LeVar introduces us to Fred Newman, a mouth sounds performer, during the feature book recording of "Mama Don't Allow." We see Fred making amazing sound effects with just his mouth and playing all the parts of the instruments in the song "Mama Don't Allow".
Visit the Creole Queen - Explore the Creole Queen, an old riverboat in Louisiana. Later, kids on the street tell what their parents won't allow them to do.
The Saxophone Player - LeVar visits with jazz saxophone artist Earl Turbinton about creating improvisational music. Earl demonstrates how music can express emotion.

Review BooksMiranda by Tricia Tusa; Apt. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats; Alligator Shoes by Arthur Dorros.

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide

Use this episode to further enhance your curriculum. Science Concepts: movement, comparison, modeling, animal body structure.
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Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Music, Music"

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Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126

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