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Looking to use Grade 2 Extra April Lesson in your Grade 2 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Food Songs, Environment, Spring

Grade 2 Extra April Lesson

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Do Body Percussion with “Welcome to School”
  2. Play Freeze Dance with the Music
  3. Play poison melody with drm patterns
  4. Review “Hot Cross Buns”
  5. Review the clapping pattern for “Hot Cross Buns”
  6. Sing and do the clapping pattern for “Hot Cross Buns”
  7. Review “Father Abraham”
  8. Copy the Movements for the “Father Abraham”
  9. Review “Rain on the Green Grass”
  10. Review the game with “Rain on the Green Grass”
  11. Sing and play the game with “Rain on the Green Grass”
  12. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Rain on the Green Grass”
  13. Optional: Create a thunderstorm soundscape
  14. Move to “I’ve Got the Beat”
  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 and perform rhythms and melodies.
  • I can create a soundscape.
  • I can respond to music through movement.

Do Body Percussion with “Welcome to School”

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Song Used: Welcome to School

Do Body Percussion with “Welcome to School”

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Play Freeze Dance with the Music

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Play Freeze Dance with the Music

Play poison melody with drm patterns

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Practice Item Used: do re mi (drm)

Play poison melody with drm patterns

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Review “Hot Cross Buns”

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Song Used: Hot Cross Buns

Review “Hot Cross Buns”

Have the students read the rhythm of the song from the projectable concept slides, notation video, student books or write the rhythm on the board for them to read. Read the song in solfa or if you prefer, sing the melody to the students, showing them the melodic contour. You could have them point to the notes as they sing, or write the song on the board.

This would be a good song to have the students show the melodic contour of a song. You can show melodic contour with arm motions, or give a student a flashlight and have them “draw” the melody on the wall. Later, you could have the students draw on a piece of paper how the melody goes and use this as an assessment of how well they can show the melodic contour of a song.

Teach and play the game.

Review the clapping pattern for “Hot Cross Buns”

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Song Used: Hot Cross Buns

Review the clapping pattern for “Hot Cross Buns”

The basic clapping pattern for this game is that of pat-a-cake. Clap your own hands and then both your partner’s hands. This very simple clapping pattern is the first clapping pattern to use with your students. An interesting twist can be given to this simple pattern by doing additional actions. On the word "hot" fan your face. On the word “cross” cross your arms on your shoulders. On the word "buns" touch your bottom. Do the clap pattern on the words "One a penny, two a penny." This is fun and adds considerable challenge to what was previously an easy clapping game.

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Sing and do the clapping pattern for “Hot Cross Buns”

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Sing and do the clapping pattern for “Hot Cross Buns”

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Review “Father Abraham”

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Review “Father Abraham”

Warm up with "Father Abraham." Teach it by rote. It’s an old children’s favorite that will get everyone ready to sing. This is a great physical warm-up for your choir.

Copy the Movements for the “Father Abraham”

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Copy the Movements for the “Father Abraham”

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Review “Rain on the Green Grass”

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Review “Rain on the Green Grass”

“Rain on the Green Grass” is a reading song. Have the students read the rhythms.

Have the students read the melody using solfa, or if you don’t teach solfa, sing the melody to them, showing the melodic contour with arm motions.

Review the game with “Rain on the Green Grass”

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Review the game with “Rain on the Green Grass”

Play a game with the song. Stand in a single circle. While you sing, pass a mini umbrella around the circle. In the umbrella, place rhythm cards using rhythms that you are currently working on. The student who has the umbrella at the end of the song is to pick a rhythm from the umbrella and clap it for the class. The class should clap it back. The flashcards can be found in the Printables section.

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Sing and play the game with “Rain on the Green Grass”

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Sing and play the game with “Rain on the Green Grass”

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Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Rain on the Green Grass”

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Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Rain on the Green Grass”

Teach the Orff arrangement for "Rain on the Green Grass." If you don't have Orff instruments, the students could create their own accompaniment or create rhythmic or melodic ostinatos to accompany this song.

Ask the students to think of ways to make a sound like falling rain. They might try snapping fingers, patting legs or two finger clapping. Explore and try out all the sounds that your students suggest. Ask them if they can think of an instrument that might sound like falling rain. Try out any instruments that the students suggest. Introduce the song with rain sounds and/or use the rain sounds as a B section between repetitions of the song.

Optional: Create a thunderstorm soundscape

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Unit Used: Spring

Optional: Create a thunderstorm soundscape

Move to “I’ve Got the Beat”

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Move to “I’ve Got the Beat”

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Sing “The Music Time Is Over”

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Sing “The Music Time Is Over”

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