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Looking to use Grade 1 Lesson 16A: Song-based lesson in your Grade 1 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Body Parts, Community Songs, Central America, South America, North America, Winter, Calendar

Grade 1 Lesson 16A: Song-based lesson

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing “Welcome to Music”
  2. Echo Sing m sl in C Major
  3. Teach “Strawberry Shortcake”
  4. Play the game “Strawberry Shortcake”
  5. Decide what instruments to play on the months
  6. Show how the notes go higher and lower in “Strawberry Shortcake”
  7. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Strawberry Shortcake”
  8. Do body percussion with “Winter” by Vivaldi
  9. Keep the beat with balloons or scarves while listening to “Winter” by Vivaldi
  10. Teach “One Big Family”
  11. Teach “Pimpón”
  12. Create movements for “Pimpón”
  13. Teach “Vive la compagnie”
  14. Do the movements to “Vive la Compagnie”
  15. 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 respond to music from around the world.

Sing "Welcome to Music"

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Song Used: Welcome to Music

Sing "Welcome to Music"

Sing "Welcome to Music"

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Echo Sing m sl in C Major

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Practice Item Used: mi so la (m sl)

Echo Sing m sl in C Major

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Teach "Strawberry Shortcake"

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Song Used: Strawberry Shortcake

Teach "Strawberry Shortcake"

This is a reading song. Students should be able to read the rhythms, and you can use the melody to have them show melodic contour. If you are teaching solfa, this song will be preparation for la. Sing the song for the students reading and tracking the words while you sing. Sing and play the game.

Play the game "Strawberry Shortcake"

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Play the game "Strawberry Shortcake"

Play the game "Strawberry Shortcake"

Sing the song, then chant the months of the year. When you come to the month in which you have a birthday, stand up.

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Decide what instruments to play on the months

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Decide what instruments to play on the months

Divide the class into 6 groups.
Give each group 2 of the months. ie. January-February

With student input, decide what instruments to play on the months

Show how the notes go higher and lower in "Strawberry Shortcake"

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Song Used: Strawberry Shortcake

Show how the notes go higher and lower in "Strawberry Shortcake"

Show how the notes go higher and lower in "Strawberry Shortcake"

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for "Strawberry Shortcake"

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Song Used: Strawberry Shortcake

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for "Strawberry Shortcake"

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for "Strawberry Shortcake"

Teach the bass part with the words: "short cake tastes so good"
Simplify the SX-SM part as needed. Consider simplifying the rhythm in bar 4 and 8 to match the rhythm of the triangle.
Teach the triangle part using the word "Yum!" after "short cake tastes so good"

Playing and Creating: Choose different instruments to play for each month of the year. For example: Play January on a woodblock. Play February on a hand drum. You could sing and play the song as the theme or the A section, and use the months as a B section.
This could be performed as a rondo:
A - song B - first 4 months A - song C - next 4 months A - song D - last 4 months A - song

A pdf of the months is given in supporting resources

Do body percussion with "Winter" by Vivaldi

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Listening Selection Used: Largo from Concerto No. 4 in F minor (Winter),The Four Seasons

Do body percussion with "Winter" by Vivaldi

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Keep the beat with balloons or scarves while listening to "Winter" by Vivaldi

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Listening Selection Used: Largo from Concerto No. 4 in F minor (Winter),The Four Seasons

Keep the beat with balloons or scarves while listening to "Winter" by Vivaldi

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Teach "One Big Family"

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Teach "One Big Family"

Listen to the song. Keep a beat as you listen. The teacher can lead the beat by tapping knee, shoe, head, nose, or clapping, or any way you can think of. Switching at the end of each section will keep kids engaged. Ask the students to count how many languages that they hear in the song as they keep the beat. Teach the students the echoes and the chorus.

Everyone comes from a different place.
Everyone has a different face.
Everyone does different things, you see,
But together we’re one big family.

They can listen to the singer in the introduction and echo with the children.
This song introduces the "Music Around the World" theme.
Sing the song again, and the second time, sing the chorus.

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Teach "Pimpón"

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Teach "Pimpón"

Pimpón is a song in Spanish. Teach the song by rote. Teach the song by rote. If you do not speak Spanish, use the recording to teach the students. Teach only one verse each music class. Add the actions that are suggested by the words of the song.

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Create movements for "Pimpón"

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Create movements for "Pimpón"

Use the translation to create movements for the song "Pimpón".

1. He likes to wash his face with soap and lots of water.
2. Wash your hands with soap and water.
3. Pimpón fixes his hair with a comb or with a brush
4. Pimpón closes his eyes, and he whispers, Good night.

Teach "Vive la compagnie"

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Teach "Vive la compagnie"

“Vive le compagnie” is a traditional song in French, but the words are altered slightly in this arrangement to teach students the parts of the body in French. Add actions to the song to show the various parts of the body. During the chorus, have the students create a dance. They could put left heel out and back, then right heel out and back, or get as complex as you like.

Do the movements to "Vive la Compagnie"

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Do the movements to "Vive la Compagnie"

Do the movements to "Vive la Compagnie"

Copy the kids in the demo video.

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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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