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Looking to use Grade 2 Back To School – Lesson 3 in your Grade 2 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Royalty, Animal Songs

Grade 2 Back To School – Lesson 3

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Introduction

In this lesson you will

  1. Sing “Say Hello”
  2. Warmup with “Go Bananas”
  3. Move with plates or with hands to “Grand Old Flag”
  4. Discuss How tos and What ifs
  5. Review the “Music Room Rules”
  6. Teach “The Grand Old Duke of York”
  7. Teach the actions for “The Grand Old Duke of York”
  8. Do the actions and sing “The Grand Old Duke of York”
  9. Play Trivia Wheel – Fast/Slow
  10. Echo Bobo
  11. Teach “We Are Dancing in the Forest”
  12. Learn the game with “We are Dancing in the Forest”
  13. Play the game and sing “We Are Dancing in the Forest”
  14. Sort the rhythms for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”
  15. Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”
  16. Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”
  17. Option 1: Play “We Are Dancing in the Forest” on Boomwhackers
  18. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”
  19. Optional: Play Four Corners
  20. 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 listen for sounds around us.
  • I can sing do re mi so la and use it 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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Warmup with “Go Bananas”

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Move with plates or with hands to "Grand Old Flag"

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Song Used: You’re a Grand Old Flag

Move with plates or with hands to "Grand Old Flag"

Copy the movements in the video.
Use your hands to copy the movements.
If time permits, or in another lesson, give the students plates to move with.

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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

Review the “Music Room Rules”

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Review the “Music Room Rules”

Review or teach the Music Room Rules
Have the students give examples of good choices, being responsible, good manners, etc.

Teach “The Grand Old Duke of York”

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Song Used: Grand Old Duke of York

Teach “The Grand Old Duke of York”

This song can be used to introduce tempo terms. Teach the song by rote. Sing the song at the different tempos. Repeat with all the actions.

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

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

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Play Trivia Wheel - Fast/Slow

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Play Trivia Wheel - Fast/Slow

Echo Bobo

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Echo Bobo

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Teach “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

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Teach “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

This is a singing game from Hungary. It is an excellent song for reading rhythms and melody and for teaching form. It will also provide an opportunity for students to create and play accompaniments, and dramatize a song. Teach the song either by having the students read it, or by rote, and play the game.

Learn the game with “We are Dancing in the Forest”

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Learn the game with “We are Dancing in the Forest”

One student pretends to be the wolf and hides. Form a circle with the others and circle around the room. At the end of the song the students ask, “Wolf, are you there?” The wolf makes up answers like, “I’m brushing my teeth,” or “I’m
combing my hair.” When the wolf says, “I’m coming to eat you!” he runs toward the students, trying to catch one, while they try to reach the safety of the “den.” The student who is caught then becomes a wolf too, and the game continues
until all the players have been captured.

Denise Tip: In my classroom we’ve adapted the game so that the wolf has a time limit (seven seconds) to eat (tag) as many students as he can. Each student that is tagged sits down so we can count how many students the wolf ate. Then we choose a new wolf. We keep score, and the wolf who tags the most students is the winner.

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Play the game and sing “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

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Play the game and sing “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

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Sort the rhythms for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

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Sort the rhythms for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

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Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

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Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

Option 1: Play “We Are Dancing in the Forest” on Boomwhackers

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Option 1: Play “We Are Dancing in the Forest” on Boomwhackers

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangment for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

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Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangment for “We Are Dancing in the Forest”

Creative Ideas: Create a B section for the song by having students suggest things that the wolf could be doing. Wolf is getting dressed. Wolf is driving in his car. Wolf is taking a short nap. Wolf is practicing piano. You could say the B section (speech) or transfer the rhythms to non-pitched instruments and say and play.

Optional: Play Four Corners

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Game Used: Four Corners

Optional: Play Four Corners

Sing echoes in "The Music Time Is Over"

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Sing echoes in "The Music Time Is Over"

Listen to the video and sing the echoes!

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