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Looking to use Middle School Back to School 1 in your Middle School classroom?

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

Middle School Back to School 1

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Concepts(s):
Form
Rhythm(s):
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  • warm up with rhythms – includes eighth notes, quarters, whole and half notes and rests
  • How to… What if?
  • Play the Circle Name Game
  • Learn to sing and move to the song “Clap Your Hands” by Kungs
  • complete a SING-O game card 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 and perform rhythms
  • I can sing and move to music.

Play Poison Rhythm

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Play Poison Rhythm

Play Poison Rhythm - with eighth, quarter, half and whole notes

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Play along with the animated rhythm

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Song Used: Loo La

Play along with the animated rhythm

Play Along - with eighth, quarter, half and whole notes

Decide how to play the rhythms. You could use body percussion or instruments. Try a variety of ways!
For example:
clap the eighth notes - pat the quarter notes - stomp the half notes
or
choose 2 instruments and play one instrument on line one and one instrument on line 2.

Do you like how you played it? How many different ways can you think of to play along with the rhythm?

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How to... What If?

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How to... What If?

Talk to the students about how they should enter/leave, sit, and what happens in the event of fire drill or lockdown.

Play a Circle Name Game

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Play a Circle Name Game

Watch the lyrics video of "Clap Your Hands" by Kungs

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Watch the lyrics video of "Clap Your Hands" by Kungs

Watch the lyrics video.
After watching, try singing along.
There is a lot of repetition in the song, so this will help you to learn it "by ear."

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Learn choreography for "Clap Your Hands"

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Learn choreography for "Clap Your Hands"

Learn choreography for "Clap Your Hands"

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Sing and do choreography to "Clap Your Hands"

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Sing and do choreography to "Clap Your Hands"

Sing and do choreography to "Clap Your Hands"

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Let's Play SING-O!

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Let's Play SING-O!

Playing SING-O is fun!

Stamp or color in a box for every activity you complete.

How many squares can you fill in? You get the middle one for free!

You win when you get a line of 5 in a row.

*Extra Challenge*
Fill in ALL your squares!!

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