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Looking to use Grade 1 Lesson 28 in your Grade 1 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Animal Songs, Seasons, Spring, Eras in Music, Romantic, Birds

Grade 1 Lesson 28

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the echoes in “Welcome to Music”
  2. Echo Bobo
  3. Play a rhythm play along
  4. Sing “Shake It!”
  5. Copy the Movement for “Shake It!”
  6. Teach “Bow Wow Wow”
  7. Learn the game for “Bow Wow Wow”
  8. Sing “Bow Wow Wow”
  9. Sort the rhythms for “Bow Wow Wow”
  10. Option 1: Play “Bow Wow Wow” on Boomwhackers
  11. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Bow Wow Wow”
  12. Teach “Five Little Ducks”
  13. Sing “Five Little Ducks”
  14. Count Backwards From Five with Your Five Little Duck Manipulatives
  15. Read the Story “The Ugly Duckling” with Background Music (“The Swan”)
  16. Move with Hands or Plates to “The Swan”
  17. Trace the Melody of “The Swan”
  18. Optional: Trace the melody using a Pointing Page
  19. Optional: Complete “The Swan” Worksheet
  20. 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 rhythm and melody patterns.
  • I can respond to music and discuss the composers intent.

Sing the echoes in “Welcome to Music”

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Song Used: Welcome to Music

Sing the echoes in “Welcome to Music”

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Echo Bobo

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Practice Item Used: Bobo

Echo Bobo

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Play a rhythm play along

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Practice Item Used: 3 q qr Q

Play a rhythm play along

Decide how to perform the rhythms.

You could use body percussion or instruments.

You could play the top line on one, and the bottom line on another.

You could play all the quarter notes one way and the 8th notes another.

Try it out!

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Sing “Shake It!”

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Song Used: Shake it!

Sing “Shake It!”

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Copy the Movement for “Shake It!”

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Song Used: Shake it!

Copy the Movement for “Shake It!”

If you need movement ideas for "Shake It!" follow the demo.

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Teach “Bow Wow Wow”

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Song Used: Bow Wow Wow

Teach “Bow Wow Wow”

Have the students read the rhythms and show the form of this song. You will also be preparing students to learn do re mi. Teach the melody by rote and play the game.

Learn the game for “Bow Wow Wow”

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Song Used: Bow Wow Wow

Learn the game for “Bow Wow Wow”

The game “Bow Wow Wow” is played in a single circle. Each student faces a partner. On the first measure, they point a finger at their partner. On the second measure, they point a finger with the other hand. On the third measure, join hands and change places with their partner. On the last measure, they each jump half a turn to face a new partner and the game repeats.

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Sing “Bow Wow Wow”

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Sing “Bow Wow Wow”

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Sort the rhythms for “Bow Wow Wow”

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Sort the rhythms for “Bow Wow Wow”

Go to the next activity if you would like your students to sort the rhythm using rhythm notation.

Option 1: Play “Bow Wow Wow” on Boomwhackers

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Instrument Song Used: Bow Wow Wow

Option 1: Play “Bow Wow Wow” on Boomwhackers

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Bow Wow Wow”

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Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Bow Wow Wow”

Teach “Five Little Ducks"

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Song Used: Five Little Ducks

Teach “Five Little Ducks"

This song is good for helping your students practice singing expressively. Listen to the song while using the projectable slides. After each verse, stop and ask the students questions about the song. Have them make predictions about what might happen next. Since the song is so repetitive, you may not have to teach it by rote. If the students have listened carefully, they may be able to sing the song from just one listening.

If you have rubber ducks or duck finger puppets use them as manipulatives to illustrate the song. After each verse in the song, one duck disappears until there are no ducks left. In the last verse, all the ducks come back. A printable set of manipulatives is included in the printables for this song. Use a set to illustrate for the students. If you can print a class set, each child could have their own manipulates and can sequence the song

Sing "Five Little Ducks"

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Sing "Five Little Ducks"

Sing along to the song "Five Little Ducks."
Manipulatives to use with the song for counting down practice follow.

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Count Backwards From Five with Your Five Little Duck Manipulatives

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Count Backwards From Five with Your Five Little Duck Manipulatives

Print out and colour the 5 little duck manipulatives or create your own 5 ducks.

As you listen and sing wtih the song (above) start with 5 ducks in front of you.

As each duck disappears, turn one duck picture over.

At the end of the song, bring all your ducks back!

Read the Story "The Ugly Duckling" with Background Music ("The Swan")

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Listening Selection Used: “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals

Read the Story "The Ugly Duckling" with Background Music ("The Swan")

Read the story of "The Ugly Duckling" to the children. (in supporting resources)

While you read, play "The Swan" as background music.

Optional: A reproducible storybook of the "Ugly Duckling" is given for students to illustrate. This may be a good activity for subs.

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Move with Hands or Plates to “The Swan”

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Listening Selection Used: “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals

Move with Hands or Plates to “The Swan”

If you have thin white paper plates, give two to each child.

If you don't have plates, do the movement with hands.

Copy the movements.

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Trace the Melody of “The Swan”

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Listening Selection Used: “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals

Trace the Melody of “The Swan”

As the listening map plays, demonstrate to students how to trace the melody.

A pointing page is given in supporting resources for the students.

If you can print this page, give it to the students so they can trace the melody.

If printing isn't possible, have students point to the video.

Discuss with the students how the composer made us think of a swan. (tempo, instrument, smooth/bumpy)

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Optional: Trace the melody using a Pointing Page

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Listening Selection Used: “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals

Optional: Trace the melody using a Pointing Page

Optional: Print this page for students to trace the melody as they listen.

Optional: Complete "The Swan" Worksheet

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Listening Selection Used: “The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals

Optional: Complete "The Swan" Worksheet

Optional: Complete The Swan Worksheet if you have access to a printer.

If you don't have a printer, invite the children to draw a picture of what the music makes them think of.

Sing “The Music Time is Over”

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Song Used: The Music Time is Over

Sing “The Music Time is Over”

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