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Looking to use Grade 1 Lesson 13 in your Grade 1 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat, Melodic Direction (high-middle-low), Form

Grade 1 Lesson 13

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music”
  2. Echo Mjaa (mi so in C Major)
  3. Teach “Lemonade”
  4. Sing and play the “Lemonade” game
  5. Name the solfa notes for “Lemonade”
  6. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Lemonade”
  7. Teach “Elevator”
  8. Sing and use the body scale to show how the melody goes up
  9. Optional: Play the “Elevator” melody on Boomwhackers
  10. Review “Punchinello”
  11. Play the “Punchinello” game
  12. Teach “Hanukkah Fun”
  13. Learn the dance for “Hanukkah Fun”
  14. Sing “The Music Time is Over”

Extensions:

Musicplay is a menu. The teacher is not expected to teach every song or activity. Choose the songs and activities from the list that will best fit your schedule and the needs of your students.

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read rhythms and melodies.
  • I can create movement to music.

Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music”

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Song Used: Welcome to Music

Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music”

Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music.”

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Echo Mjaa (mi so in C Major)

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Practice Item Used: mi so (m s)

Echo Mjaa (mi so in C Major)

Echo So-mi patterns in the key of C

Invite your students to improvise their own patterns on so-mi.

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Teach "Lemonade"

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Song Used: Lemonade

Teach "Lemonade"

Have the students read the rhythms in the song. Have the students show with arm movements the high and low sounds. Read or teach the solfege. Tell them that in music the high sound is called so and the low sound is called mi. Show them on the chart how the high sound is in the third space on the staff and the low sound is in the second space of the staff. Tell them that whenever so is in a space, mi is in the space below. Sing the song in solfa using so and mi.

Sing and play the "Lemonade" game

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Song Used: Lemonade

Sing and play the "Lemonade" game

This is a confrontation game. Two teams are facing each other. One side asks the question and the other side responds. Line up the students in two rows. One row sings, “Here we come.” Row two asks, “Where from?” Row one sings, “B.C.” Row two asks, “What’s your trade?” Row one answers, “Lemonade.” Row two sings, “Give us some. Don’t be afraid.” One student from row one acts out some kind of trade or job: typing, bus driving, hockey playing, etc. Row two has three chances to guess what the trade is before the actor tells them. Denise Tips: Usually I let three students from the first team act, and then give the other team a turn.

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Name the solfa notes for "Lemonade"

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Song Used: Lemonade

Name the solfa notes for "Lemonade"

Name the solfa notes in the song "Lemonade."

Note to teachers: Other solfa tools for the song include a tone ladder for showing where so and mi fit in the scale.

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for "Lemonade"

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Song Used: Lemonade

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for "Lemonade"

If you have Orff instruments, accompany "Lemonade" on barred instruments and create a B section.

B section Ideas: Have the students choose four of their favorite kinds of drinks and make this into a word rhythm pattern.
For example: Root beer, sprite, water, cola.
Play the word rhythm using body percussion or on non-pitched instruments.

Decide on a final form for your performance. For example:
A - sing the song
B - perform the word rhythm
A - sing the song

Teach "Elevator"

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Song Used: Elevator

Teach "Elevator"

Teach the song by rote. Track the words and point to each floor as they sing. Ask the students to think of new things for floors that do not have words. Start at the bottom and continue up so the students follow the contour of the melody. Show the high/low movement of the melody with movement, the body scale, or arm motions, or play it on a melodic instrument or Boomwhackers®.

Sing and use the body scale to show how the melody goes up

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Sing and use the body scale to show how the melody goes up

Start at the bottom of the body scale and continue up so the students follow the contour of the melody.

Optional: Play the "Elevator" melody on Boomwhackers

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Instrument Song Used: Elevator

Optional: Play the "Elevator" melody on Boomwhackers

Review "Punchinello"

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Review "Punchinello"

Teach the song by rote and play the game. This is a fun way to have your students create movement.

Play the "Punchinello" game

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Song Used: Punchinello

Play the "Punchinello" game

Form a single circle. Choose one student to be Punchinello. On the words, “Look who goes here ...,” Punchinello walks to the beat around the inside of the circle. On the words, “What can you do ...,” Punchinello makes up an action. On the words, “We can do it too ...,” all students do the action that Punchinello made up.

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Teach "Hanukkah Fun"

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Song Used: Hanukkah Fun

Teach "Hanukkah Fun"

Teach the song by rote and play the game. In performance, it would be nice to give eight students flashlight candles to represent the eight days of Hanukkah. Each repetition of the song, light (turn on) one more candle. Teach the dance given below, or create a dance to perform to the music.

Learn the dance for "Hanukkah Fun"

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Learn the dance for "Hanukkah Fun"

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Sing "The Music Time is Over"

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Sing "The Music Time is Over"

Sing "The Music Time is Over."

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