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Looking to use Grade 2 Back To School – Lesson 2 in your Grade 2 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Food Songs

Grade 2 Back To School – Lesson 2

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing “Say Hello”
  2. Warmup with “Go Bananas”
  3. Discuss How tos and What ifs
  4. Play Along with “Marche”
  5. Teach the “Music Room Rules”
  6. Play Trivia Wheel – Loud/Quiet
  7. Echo vegetable rhythms
  8. Teach “The Eat Song”
  9. Option 1: Create word rhythms with flashcards
  10. Option 2: Create word rhythms with the interactive
  11. Review “Down By The Bay”
  12. Optional: Create a New Verse and Then Draw a Picture of Your Verse
  13. Echo Bobo
  14. Review “Charlie Over the Ocean”
  15. Review the game for “Charlie Over the Ocean”
  16. Play the game and sing “Charlie Over the Ocean”
  17. Optional: Complete the All About Me Worksheet
  18. Sing “The Music Time is Over”

Extensions

About the ‘Back to School’ Lessons
Different school districts have different start dates, ranging from the end of July to after Labor Day. The Musicplay song sequence is designed to begin in the first week of September. For teachers whose schools start earlier than September, there are five ‘Back to School’ lessons provided. If your school year begins in August, start with ‘Back to School’ lesson 1. Once September begins, regardless of your start date, use the ‘September Week 1’ lesson.

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read rhythms
  • I can sing mi-re-do and use mi-re-do in a song.

Sing “Say Hello”

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Song Used: Say Hello (Goodbye)

Sing “Say Hello”

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Warmup with “Go Bananas”

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Song Used: Go Bananas

Warmup with “Go Bananas”

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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

Play Along with “Marche”

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Listening Selection Used: Marche from a Baroque Dance Suite

Play Along with “Marche”

Give half the class sticks and half drums. (substitute as needed)

You could also have students click sticks when sticks are shown, then drum on the floor when the drum is shown.

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Teach the “Music Room Rules”

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Unit Used: Back to School

Teach the “Music Room Rules”

Read and Discuss the Music Room Rules
Have the students give examples of good choices, being responsible, good manners, etc.

Play Trivia Wheel - Loud/Quiet

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Game Used: Trivia Wheel

Play Trivia Wheel - Loud/Quiet

Echo vegatable rhythms

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Practice Item Used: Prepare Rhythm

Echo vegatable rhythms

Watch the video. Say the vegetable rhythms and clap right after the teacher.
You'll say the rhythms with the students on the recording.

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Teach “The Eat Song”

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Song Used: The Eat Song

Teach “The Eat Song”

Listen to one verse of the song. Teach that verse by rote. On the board, write the words carrots, dinner, spaghetti, __________, dinner. As you sing verses 2-7, point to the food that is eaten in that verse. Ask the class for suggestions of what to eat in verse 5.

Make up actions for the "Eat! Eat! Yum! Yum!" part of the song

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Option 1: Create word rhythms with flashcards

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Practice Item Used: Prepare Rhythm

Option 1: Create word rhythms with flashcards

Create your own vegetable rhythms!

The pdf with vegetable cards is in the resources of this lesson. Copy it to cardstock and cut out the cards. (or have students cut them out). Give each student or groups of students a set of cards and let them create their own word rhythms. Choose instruments to play your rhythms. You could label one sound on a beat or two sounds on a beat using your preferred counting system. (ta, ti-ti, du du-day, etc)

Option 2: Create word rhythms with the interactive

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Song Used: The Eat Song

Option 2: Create word rhythms with the interactive

Have students compose fruit or vegetable patterns. There is an interactive and a printable manipulative in the song activities to have students create a composition with carrot and corn. Create this composition in call and response form. Have the students create their patterns and decide how to perform them with body percussion or instruments.

Have a student say and perform a 4 beat pattern and have the class echo them. If students are seated in a circle, go around the circle giving everyone a chance to perform their pattern.

Review “Down By The Bay”

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Song Used: Down by the Bay

Review “Down By The Bay”

Listen to the one verse.

Then play the video again and sing along!

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Optional: Create a New Verse and Then Draw a Picture of Your Verse

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Song Used: Down by the Bay

Optional: Create a New Verse and Then Draw a Picture of Your Verse

Using the worksheet, or if you want to save paper and ink, use any paper you have, create a new verse, and then draw a picture of what is happening in your verse!

Echo Bobo

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Song Used: Charlie Over the Ocean

Echo Bobo

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Review “Charlie Over the Ocean”

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Song Used: Charlie Over the Ocean

Review “Charlie Over the Ocean”

Teach the song by rote. Since this is an echo song - sing a phrase and have the students echo. If you don’t feel comfortable singing for your students, play a phrase on the video and have your students echo.

Review the game for “Charlie Over the Ocean”

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Song Used: Charlie Over the Ocean

Review the game for “Charlie Over the Ocean”

Choose one student to be Charlie. Charlie is the leader of the singing. While singing,Charlie walks around the outside of the circle. The class echoes, singing the part in the brackets. At the end of the song, Charlie touches a students that they have gone past. The student that is touched leaves the circle and tries to tag (not tackle!) Charlie before Charlie gets to the hole in the circle.

An interesting variation of this game is to have the solo singer make up new verses of what Charlie caught. ex: Charlie caught a cold; Charlie caught the kitchen.

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Play the game and sing “Charlie Over the Ocean”

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Song Used: Charlie Over the Ocean

Play the game and sing “Charlie Over the Ocean”

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Optional: Complete the All About Me Worksheet

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Unit Used: Back to School

Optional: Complete the All About Me Worksheet

Optional: Complete the worksheet All About Me from Supporting Resources.

Sing “The Music Time is Over”

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Song Used: The Music Time is Over

Sing “The Music Time is Over”

Listen to the video and sing the echoes!

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