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Looking to use Grade 2 Extra Lesson – October Week 5 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: Seasons, Fall

Grade 2 Extra Lesson – October Week 5

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Introduction

In this lesson, we will:

  1. Sing the Echoes in “Welcome to Music”
  2. Echo Mjaa (d m sl)
  3. Review “Icka Backa”
  4. Play the “Icka Backa” game
  5. Create unpitched accompaniment for “Icka Backa”
  6. Review Dynamics
  7. Read “In a Dark, Dark Wood” using dynamics
  8. Sort the dynamics from quiet to loud
  9. Teach “What’s That Creature?”
  10. How does “What’s that Creature” make you feel?
  11. Play the “Major Minor” Game
  12. 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 make up musical ideas.
  • I can tell why I like my musical ideas and choices.
  • I can perform my musical ideas.
  • I can keep a beat.
  • I can tell how music makes me feel.
  • I can read and perform rhythm patterns.

Sing the Echoes in "Welcome to Music"

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Song Used: Welcome to Music

Sing the Echoes in "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echo parts in "Welcome to Music".

Teachers: When students are very confident singing this song, let them take turns being the leader!

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Echo Mjaa (d m sl)

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Practice Item Used: do mi so la (d m sl)

Echo Mjaa (d m sl)

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Review "Icka Backa"

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Song Used: Icka Backa

Review "Icka Backa"

Teach by rote. If students are able, have them read the rhythms and the solfege/note names.

Play the "Icka Backa" game

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Song Used: Icka Backa

Play the "Icka Backa" game

Form a circle. Pass a beach ball to the beat. If you have the beach ball on the word “you,” you’re out and sit down. You can also use “Icka Backa” to select racers. Pound fists, or tap shoulders of one student per beat. The student selected on the word “you” is racer one; the student opposite will also race. They speed walk around the circle, back to their own place. The first one to reach their place wins. They should then sit down so you know they’ve had turns.

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Create unpitched accompaniment for "Icka Backa"

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Song Used: Icka Backa

Create unpitched accompaniment for "Icka Backa"

Have students create accompaniment with unpitched instruments. The students in the kids demo below chose to have one student play each line. (Note: The printed manipulatives on their desks are available in the song under printables - Beat and Rhythm Worksheets page 4-5)

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Review Dynamics

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Unit Used: Dynamics

Review Dynamics

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Read "In a Dark, Dark Wood" using dynamics

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Unit Used: Halloween

Read "In a Dark, Dark Wood" using dynamics

Read "In a Dark, Dark Wood " using dynamics. Try each line at a different dynamic level.

Sort the dynamics from quiet to loud

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Sort the dynamics from quiet to loud

Teach "What's That Creature?"

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Teach "What's That Creature?"

Teach the song by rote.

How does "What's that Creature" make you feel?

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How does "What's that Creature" make you feel?

This song is included as a seasonal song for Halloween. Use the song to discuss mood in music. Play one verse of the song for the students. How does the music make them feel? Listen to the rest of the song and ask them to tell you what they think the song is about and how it makes them feel.

Play the "Major Minor" Game

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Game Used: Major or Minor

Play the "Major Minor" Game

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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