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Looking to use Grade 2 Lesson 14 in your Grade 2 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Timbre of Unpitched Instruments, Melodic Direction (high-middle-low)

You'll also cover the themes of: Winter, Peace

Grade 2 Lesson 14

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the echoes to “Welcome to Music”
  2. Echo the crab (d m s in F Major)
  3. Review “Pease Porridge Hot”
  4. Sing and play the clapping game with “Pease Porridge Hot”
  5. Name the solfa for “Pease Porridge Hot”
  6. Optional: Teach the Orff Arrangement for “Pease Porridge Hot”
  7. Teach “Holiday Round”
  8. Teach “Rocks for Christmas”
  9. Do the actions while singing “Rocks for Christmas”
  10. Teach “Ring, Ring, Ring the Bells”
  11. Sort the Instruments into Families
  12. Optional: Teach “Just One Candle”
  13. Teach the unpitched instrument arrangement for “Just One Candle”
  14. Play along with “Just One Candle”
  15. Watch the Story of “The Nutcracker”
  16. Play Instruments with “Overture” from The Nutcracker
  17. 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 listen and respond to music.
  • I can describe families of unpitched instruments.

Sing the echoes to "Welcome to Music"

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Song Used: Welcome to Music

Sing the echoes to "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes to "Welcome to Music".

Invite individual students to be leaders and have the class echo.

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Echo the crab (d m s in F Major)

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Practice Item Used: do mi so (d m s)

Echo the crab (d m s in F Major)

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Review "Pease Porridge Hot"

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Song Used: Pease Porridge Hot

Review "Pease Porridge Hot"

“Pease Porridge Hot” is a simple clapping game. This is a good song to use for reviewing the difference between beat and rhythm, or for showing melodic contour. Teach by rote and play the game.

Sing and play the clapping game with "Pease Porridge Hot"

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Song Used: Pease Porridge Hot

Sing and play the clapping game with "Pease Porridge Hot"

cl: clap your own hands together
R: clap your right hand together with your partner’s right hand
L: clap your left hand together with your partner’s left hand

When the students are proficient at maintaining the clapping pattern, you can add the following actions to the rests: after “hot” blow on your hands; after “cold” hold arms and shiver; after “old” add YUCK with any appropriate action.

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Name the solfa for "Pease Porridge Hot"

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Song Used: Pease Porridge Hot

Name the solfa for "Pease Porridge Hot"

Optional: Teach the Orff Arrangement for "Pease Porridge Hot"

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Song Used: Pease Porridge Hot

Optional: Teach the Orff Arrangement for "Pease Porridge Hot"

Creative Ideas: Set up the instruments in F pentatonic and have the students improvise or create new melodies for the words. Use this as a B section between repetitions of the song.

Teach "Holiday Round"

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Song Used: Holiday Round

Teach "Holiday Round"

Teach the song by rote. This is a simple two part round. Try singing this as a round. Invite the students to create movement and try it as a movement round. If singing in unison, create an accompaniment with an F-C bordun.

Teach "Rocks for Christmas"

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Song Used: Rocks for Christmas

Teach "Rocks for Christmas"

Teach the song by rote. If your students have student books, they can track the words of the song as they listen to the recording. If you don’t have student books, play a verse of the song and then ask the students questions about the verse to see how well they remember what they’ve heard. This song is fun to perform in a holiday concert. Create actions to go with the song.

Do the actions while singing "Rocks for Christmas"

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Song Used: Rocks for Christmas

Do the actions while singing "Rocks for Christmas"

Review the song activities for a written list of movement suggestions.

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Teach "Ring, Ring, Ring the Bells"

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Song Used: Ring Ring Ring the Bells

Teach "Ring, Ring, Ring the Bells"

This song gives children an opportunity to create sound effects and play rhythm instruments in a song. Teach the song by rote.

Playing and Creating: Choose three unpitched instruments and add sound effects to the songs. Give jingle bells to eight students and ask them to sit in a row with their instruments on the floor in front of them. Say this: “If you play before I say, I’ll take your instrument away.” Give eight students hand drums and have them sit in a row behind the first eight students. Give eight students rhythm sticks and ask them to make a third row. After performing the song with instruments, have the students leave their instruments on the floor and change rows so that they have the opportunity to play more than one instrument. Having the students sit in rows with students playing the same instrument is kind of like playing in a band or orchestra when instrumentalists sit together in sections. It also helps to manage the class when they are using instruments.

Sort the Instruments into Families

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Unit Used: Unpitched Classroom Instruments

Sort the Instruments into Families

Sort the Instruments into families:

woods
metals
shakes/scrapes
drums

Hint: Some instruments can be in two families.

Optional: Teach "Just One Candle"

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Song Used: Just One Candle

Optional: Teach "Just One Candle"

Listen to the song “Just One Candle”. Ask the students questions about the song. Teach the song by rote.

Teach the unpitched instrument arrangement for "Just One Candle"

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Teach the unpitched instrument arrangement for "Just One Candle"

Play along with "Just One Candle"

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Play along with "Just One Candle"

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Watch the Story of "The Nutcracker"

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Unit Used: Nutcracker

Watch the Story of "The Nutcracker"

Watch the story of "The Nutcracker" ballet.

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Play Instruments with "Overture" from The Nutcracker

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Play Instruments with "Overture" from The Nutcracker

Play your instruments with the "Overture" from "The Nutcracker".

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Sing "The Music Time Is Over"

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Sing "The Music Time Is Over"

Sing "The Music Time Is Over".

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