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Grade 2 Lesson 18

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will

  1. Sing the echoes in “Welcome to Music”
  2. Echo do-mi-so Patterns in C Major
  3. Teach “Mouse, Mousie”
  4. Play the “Mouse, Mousie” chase game
  5. Review do-mi-so (projectable slides)
  6. Optional: Complete the Solfa Challenge for “Mouse, Mousie”
  7. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Mouse, Mousie”
  8. Compose a do-mi-so Melody Using the Melody Composition Tool
  9. Play Freeze Dance With the Music of Bach – Goldberg Variations #4 and #5
  10. Watch a segment of “Bach’s Fight for Freedom”
  11. Discuss the movie
  12. Teach “Pondering Penguins”
  13. Teach the line dance for “Pondering Penguins”
  14. 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 create movement to music.

Sing the echoes in “Welcome to Music”

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Song Used: Welcome to Music

Sing the echoes in “Welcome to Music”

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Echo do-mi-so Patterns in C Major

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

Echo do-mi-so Patterns in C Major

Echo do-mi-so patterns in C.

Have students take turns improvising so-mi or do-mi-so patterns and the class echoing.

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Teach “Mouse, Mousie”

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Song Used: Mouse, Mousie

Teach “Mouse, Mousie”

If you have Musicplayonline, watch the note highlight video. Sing the song for the students with the solfa hand signs or arm motions, showing how the melody goes up and down. Have the students sing the song with hand signs or arm motions. Teach and play the game.

Play the “Mouse, Mousie” chase game

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Song Used: Mouse, Mousie

Play the “Mouse, Mousie” chase game

“Mouse Mousie” is a chase game. Have the students make a circle. Choose one student to be the “mouse.” The mouse walks around the circle while the song is being sung. At the end of the song, the mouse tags a student that s/he has gone past. The student that is tagged becomes the “cat,” leaves the circle, and tries to tag (not tackle!) the mouse before he/she gets inside the circle. Ask the “cat” and “mouse” to sit inside the circle and continue the game until everyone has had a turn. An alternative to having children sit after turns is to give them pitched or unpitched instruments to play.

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Review do-mi-so

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Song Used: Mouse, Mousie

Review do-mi-so

Teach or reinforce the solfa notes so, mi and do. Have students reproduce, read and write patterns using so, mi and do. As a warm-up, sing d m s patterns to the students and have them sing it back.

Optional: Complete the Solfa Challenge for “Mouse Mousie”

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Song Used: Mouse, Mousie

Optional: Complete the Solfa Challenge for “Mouse Mousie”

Complete the solfa challenge.
Read the rhythms.

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Mouse, Mousie”

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Song Used: Mouse, Mousie

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Mouse, Mousie”

Creative Ideas: Set up the instruments in C pentatonic and have the children improvise melodies that might suggest the running of the mouse or the cat sneaking up on the mouse. Use the improvisations as a B section between repetitions of the song.

Compose a do-mi-so Melody Using the Melody Composition Tool

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Tool Used: Melody Composition Tool

Compose a do-mi-so Melody Using the Melody Composition Tool

Use only the notes do-mi-so (C E G) to create your composition.

Sing your new melody!

Play Freeze Dance With the Music of Bach - Goldberg Variations #4 and #5

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Listening Selection Used: Variation 4 from The Goldberg Variations

Play Freeze Dance With the Music of Bach - Goldberg Variations #4 and #5

Play Freeze Dance With the Music of Bach - Goldberg Variations #4 and 5
Play the music and the students move. Pause - and students freeze.
If you catch anyone moving, they're out.

Ask students to listen for how the music in the two examples is similar and how it is different.

Watch a segment of “Bach’s Fight for Freedom”

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Unit Used: Bach’s Fight for Freedom

Watch a segment of “Bach’s Fight for Freedom”

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Discuss the movie

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Discuss the movie

Teach “Pondering Penguins”

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Song Used: Pondering Penguins

Teach “Pondering Penguins”

“Pondering Penguins” has many applications and can be used across a variety of grade levels. There are two versions - one with a simplified melody and one with a melody that uses jumps of a 4th and an octave. For younger students, the simplified melodic line removes the large interval jumps

Teach the line dance for “Pondering Penguins”

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Teach the line dance for “Pondering Penguins”

Simplified movement for younger dancers:
- Beats 1-4 Sway, sway, sway, sway,
- Beats 5-7 Bend your knees , bend your knees, bend your knees
- Beat 8 Jump

Teacher note: We don't have a kids demo for "Pondering Penguins". If your students would like to see themselves on MusicplayOnline please review the submission requirements here: https://help.musicplay.ca/can-i-submit-a-kids-demo

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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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