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Looking to use Grade 4 Back To School 2 (updated) in your Grade 4 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat

Grade 4 Back To School 2 (updated)

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Concepts(s):
Beat
Rhythm(s):
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  • read rhythms and play along
  • review How to… and What if?
  • play a name game
  • learn music rules and add body percussion
  • Listen to and learn to move to the song “It’s All Right” from Disney’s Soul
  • create clap patterns to “Loo La”
  • optionl: complete the “Music and Me” booklet so your teacher can get to know you

Starting dates for school districts can vary from the end of July to after Labor Day!  The Musicplay song sequence will begin in September week 1.  This August Back to School Lesson Module 1 (and all the August modules) are given for teachers who start earlier.  Start in whatever week your school district begins.  While some activities may repeat in the August lessons, extensions will be given in weeks 2-3-4 so that there is new concepts and learning for schools that start very early.

Objectives

  • I can read rhythms
  • I can make up new clap patterns to a song.
  • I can sing and move to music

Read and Play Along with the Rhythms

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Read and Play Along with the Rhythms

Decide how to perform the rhythms - you could clap, pat, stomp, snap.
Or you could use instruments.
Try playing the rhythms as many ways as you can think of.
For example:
Clap the first slide, pat the second
Stomp line one, clap line two

Which way do you like best? Why?

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How to... and What if?

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How to... and What if?

Review quickly if you did this in Aug. week 1.
Talk about procedures if this is your first week.

Play a name game!

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Play a name game!

Form a circle.
Play the name game as outlined on the slide!

Learn the Music Rules chant and body percussion

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Learn the Music Rules chant and body percussion

Learn the Music Rules chant and body percussion
1. Read the words
- discuss the rules. Why are these rules important in your music classes?
2. Try the body percussion that is suggested
- do you like it? Can you think of other ways to add body percussion?
3. Create your own body percussion for "Care for the Instruments and all of the equipment". Use it as an intro/ending for your performance, or you can try it as an ostinato.

Read the lyrics for the song "It's All Right"

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Read the lyrics for the song "It's All Right"

Read the lyrics for the song "It's All Right"
This will open in a new tab - keep the tap open if you want to see the lyrics while you listen to the song.

Listen to and learn to sing "It’s All Right"

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Listen to and learn to sing "It’s All Right"

Ask your students if they've seen the Disney movie "Soul."

Listen to the song, and ask the students to try to remember as much of the lyrics and melody as they can.

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Learn the choreography for "It's All Right"

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Learn the choreography for "It's All Right"

Learn the choreography for "It's All Right"

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Sing along while you try the full choreography to "It's All Right"

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Sing along while you try the full choreography to "It's All Right"

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Optional (if time) Teach "Loo La"

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Song Used: Loo La

Optional (if time) Teach "Loo La"

Teach "Loo La." by rote, or use the audio - play a phrase, pause and have students echo.

Play the audio again and sing along.

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Optional (if time) Watch the kids demo of "Loo La."

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Song Used: Loo La

Optional (if time) Watch the kids demo of "Loo La."

Watch the kids demo of "Loo La." The patterns are as follows:
Pattern 1
Hands on own knees, hands on person to left, hands on own knees, hands on person to right

Pattern 2
Hands on own knees, hands crossed on own knees, hands uncrossed on own knees Left hand on knee of person to the left, right hand on the knee of the person on the right

Pattern 3
Hands on own knees, hands crossed on own knees, hands uncrossed on own knees, palms touch

Pattern 4
Pat knees, clap own hands, pat knees, hands cross on knees Pat knees, clap own hands, pat knees, clap palms with neighbor

Pattern 5
Tap floor, clap, tap floor, clap, tap foor, clap, snap left, snap right

Pattern 6 - The big challenge - the Ear Grab!
1. Pat knees 2. Turn head to the left, right hand grabs your chin, left hand grabs your ear 3. Pat knees 4. Turn head to the right, left hand grabs your chin, right hand grabs your ear.

Make up your own patterns!

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Optional: Complete the "Music and Me" Booklet

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Optional: Complete the "Music and Me" Booklet

Print and complete the "Music and Me" booklet to show your teacher or someone in your family.
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Make your own booklet and answer the same questions. Share the booklet with your teacher or family.

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