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Looking to use Grade 1 Lesson 2 in your Grade 1 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Royalty

Grade 1 Lesson 2

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the echoes in our warmup song “Dooby Doo”
  2. Discuss How Tos and What ifs
  3. Say the “Make Me a Circle” chant
  4. Play the “Hello Circle Name Game”
  5. Echo body percussion
  6. Echo Bobo
  7. Teach “Choo Choo Train”
  8. Learn the game with “Choo Choo Train”
  9. Play the game and sing “Choo Choo Train”
  10. Point to the beat in the song “Choo Choo Train”
  11. Review Fast and Slow
  12. Optional: Play “Choo Choo Train” on Boomwhackers
  13. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Choo Choo Train”
  14. Optional: Read the story “The Little Engine that Could” by Watty Piper
  15. Review “Mountaintop Monster”
  16. Optional: Draw and Color a Picture of the Great Big and the Teeny Tiny Monsters
  17. Say the Poem “Grandma’s Glasses” using High and Low Voices
  18. Listen to “High and Low Sounds”
  19. Teach “The Grand Old Duke of York”
  20. Learn the actions for “The Grand Old Duke of York”
  21. Do the actions and sing “The Grand Old Duke of York”
  22. Sing “The Music Time is Over”

Extensions

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can tell if the music is fast or slow.
  • I can keep a steady beat.

Sing the echoes in our warmup song “Dooby Doo”

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Song Used: Dooby Dooby Dooby Doo

Sing the echoes in our warmup song “Dooby Doo”

Sing the echoes in our warmup song "Dooby Doo."

Copy the movements in the video.

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Discuss How Tos and What ifs

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Unit Used: Back to School

Discuss How Tos and What ifs

Say the “Make Me a Circle” chant

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Unit Used: Back to School

Say the “Make Me a Circle” chant

Make Me a Circle chant is a way to have students make a circle quickly. Chant the poem starting quietly and getting louder, then count how many beats it takes to make a circle. You might have to count higher than 10 the first time!
Each time you make a circle, use the chant and see how quickly your students can make a circle!

Play the “Hello Circle Name Game”

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Play the “Hello Circle Name Game”

This game is a fun way to learn the names of the students and to get to know each other.

In this game, pat a steady beat. Pat-pat - then gesture with hands out 2 times.
When the hands go "out" you say your name.

Say names, favorite food, a sport they like, someplace they went in the summer etc.

Echo body percussion

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Practice Item Used: 2 q qr

Echo body percussion

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Echo Bobo

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Song Used: Choo Choo Train

Echo Bobo

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Teach “Choo Choo Train”

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Song Used: Choo Choo Train

Teach “Choo Choo Train”

The small staff in the upper right corner indicates that this is a reading song.

If ta and ti-ti (quarter note, 8th notes) were taught in K, your grade 1 students may be able to read the rhythms.

If they can read rhythms, read them. If not, use this song as a preparatory activity to learn to read them.
The interactive beat and rhythm activities provide a good review or beat/rhythm - or great teaching materials for teaching beat and rhythm. Explain any of the music symbols that you see to the students.

Learn the game with “Choo Choo Train”

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Song Used: Choo Choo Train

Learn the game with “Choo Choo Train”

Watch how the kids play the game "Choo Choo Train."
Play the game in your class!

This is a follow-the-leader game. The students form a line like cars in a train. The leader decides on an action and the rest of the students must copy that action. At the end of the song, everyone says, “whoo whoo” (train whistle). The leader goes to the back of the line and the second in
line becomes the leader.

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Play the game and sing “Choo Choo Train”

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Song Used: Choo Choo Train

Play the game and sing “Choo Choo Train”

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Point to the beat in the song “Choo Choo Train”

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Song Used: Choo Choo Train

Point to the beat in the song “Choo Choo Train”

You can do this with the interactive activity.
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You could print the pointing page from supporting resources.
There are 2 beat pointing pages - one is song specific to use with Choo Choo Train.
The generic beat chart can be used as a pointing page with any simple 16 beat reading song.

Review Fast and Slow

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Song Used: Choo Choo Train

Review Fast and Slow

Optional: Play “Choo Choo Train” on Boomwhackers

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Instrument Song Used: Choo Choo Train

Optional: Play “Choo Choo Train” on Boomwhackers

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Choo Choo Train”

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Song Used: Choo Choo Train

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Choo Choo Train”

Playing and Creating: Have the students create 8 beat patterns using the words “chugga” and “choo.” For example: Chugga Chugga Choo Choo Chugga Chugga Choo rest

Have them play the patterns on body percussion or non-pitched instruments or improvise melodies. Use the patterns as an introduction or an interlude between repetitions of the song.

Optional: Read the story “The Little Engine that Could” by Watty Piper

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Song Used: Choo Choo Train

Optional: Read the story “The Little Engine that Could” by Watty Piper

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Review “Mountaintop Monster”

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Song Used: Mountaintop Monster

Review “Mountaintop Monster”

Sing the echoes and do the movements to "Mountaintop Monster."

Which monster had the low voice? (great big)

Which monster had the high voice? (teeny tiny)

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Optional: Draw and Color a Picture of the Great Big and the Teeny Tiny Monsters

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Song Used: Mountaintop Monster

Optional: Draw and Color a Picture of the Great Big and the Teeny Tiny Monsters

If you have time at the end of the lesson, draw and color a picture of the great big and the teeny tiny monsters.

Say the Poem “Grandma’s Glasses” using High and Low Voices

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Song Used: Lesson 3 Poems and Extras

Say the Poem “Grandma’s Glasses” using High and Low Voices

Listen to the poem "Grandma's Glasses."

Play the video again and say the poem using high and low voices.

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Listen to “High and Low Sounds”

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Listening Selection Used: High and Low Sounds

Listen to “High and Low Sounds”

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Teach “The Grand Old Duke of York”

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Song Used: The Grand Old Duke of York

Teach “The Grand Old Duke of York”

Listen to the song "Grand Old Duke of York."

How does the music change? It gets faster!

Learn the actions for “The Grand Old Duke of York”

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Learn the actions for “The Grand Old Duke of York”

Sing and move to the song "Grand Old Duke of York."

Copy what the kids in the video do.

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Do the actions and sing “The Grand Old Duke of York”

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Do the actions and sing “The Grand Old Duke of York”

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Sing “The Music Time is Over”

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Sing “The Music Time is Over”

Sing the echoes in our closing song "The Music Time is Over."

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