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

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Dynamics, Form, Tempo, Beat

Grade 2 Lesson 2

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Concepts(s):
Dynamics, Form, Tempo, Beat
Tone Set(s):
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Introduction

Lesson Activities:
1. “Welcome to Music” – sing the echoes
2. Learn about beat in music,
3. Body Percussion Play Along – keep the beat
4. “Engine, Engine Number Nine”
5. Play the singing game, “Engine #9”
6. Play an audiation game with “Engine #9”
7. Learn to sing “Hill Hill”
8. Optional – play the singing game “Hill Hill”
9. Learn to sing “Poor Little Bug on the Wall” (concept slide)
10. Sing along with “Poor Little Bug”
11. If in Canada sing  “O Canada”
12. If American sing “My Country, ’tis of Thee”
13. Sing the echoes in “The Music Time Is Over” 

Lesson Extensions:
Engine #9 – Orff arrangement, beat/rhythm, solfa interactives and worksheets, ask me
Hill Hill – – Orff arrangement, beat/rhythm, solfa interactives and worksheets, ask me
Poor Little Bug – bug composition, ask me, tempo interactive
O Canada 0 fill in the blank interactive/printable, Canadian Animals printing pages
My Country – ask me, fill in the blank interactive/printable

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can describe beat and move to the beat.
  • I can sing a song using different tempos.

Sing the Echoes in #1 "Welcome to Music"

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Song Used: Welcome to Music

Sing the Echoes in #1 "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to Music".

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Beat Is the Pulse in Music

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Beat Is the Pulse in Music

What do "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", Beethoven's ninth symphony and Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" have it common?

They all have a beat!

Beat is the pulse in music.

Watch the video to learn about beat! Grab an unpitched instrument and follow along to the activities! The more you participate, the more you'll start to feel the beat! Good luck!

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Do Body Percussion with the Beat

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Do Body Percussion with the Beat

Do the Body Percussion with the music

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Read the rhythms and solfa for "Engine #9"

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Song Used: Engine, Engine Number Nine

Read the rhythms and solfa for "Engine #9"

If your students are reading well, have them read the rhythms and/or the solfa notes.
If they are not reading yet, teach the song by rote and use this song to prepare them to read!

Play the singing game for "Engine #9"

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Song Used: Engine, Engine Number Nine

Play the singing game for "Engine #9"

This is a follow-the-leader game. The students form a line like cars in a train. The leader decides on an action and the rest of the students must copy that action. At the end of the song, the leader goes to the back of the line and the second in line becomes the leader. If you have a train whistle, blow it at the end of the song.

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Play a Beat Game with #5 "Engine, Engine Number Nine"

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Play a Beat Game with #5 "Engine, Engine Number Nine"

Play a beat game with #5 "Engine, Engine Number Nine".

Click on some beats to turn them "off".

Point to the beats and sing out loud when the beats are red.

Where you have "grey" beats, point to the beat but don't sing out loud; sing inside your head. Try turning off more beats!

Continue through the beat and rhythm activities to review beat and rhythms.

Learn to sing “Hill Hill”

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Song Used: Hill, Hill

Learn to sing “Hill Hill”

If your students are reading well, have them read the rhythms and/or the solfa notes.

If they are not reading yet, teach the song by rote and use this song to prepare them to read!

Optional: Learn to play the game "Hill Hill"

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Song Used: Hill, Hill

Optional: Learn to play the game "Hill Hill"

Watch how the students play the game.
Try playing it!

Have the students form a long line. The leader faces the line. All sing the song. The students try to run to the opposite
side of the room or the field, while the leader tags players. If a player is tagged, they join the leader in facing the line and
tagging more players. You can play this game between two soccer goal posts.
They sing again, and all of the chasers try to tag the students who are running from one side of the field to the other. The game continues until all (or most) of the students are tagged. In small rooms, substitute a movement (such as hopping) for the students to get to the opposite side. If students are trying to be tagged, red flag them so they don’t get to join the leader. If too many students are caught each time, restrict
the leader to catching one or two students each round. The game continues until all players are tagged.

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Learn to sing "Poor Little Bug on the Wall"

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Learn to sing "Poor Little Bug on the Wall"

Learn the song #7 "Poor Little Bug on the Wall".

Teach the song by rote.
• Sing or play a phrase and have students echo.
• Combine phrases.
• Sing or play the whole song and have students echo.

Sing the Song "Poor Little Bug on the Wall"

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Sing the Song "Poor Little Bug on the Wall"

Sing the song #7 "Poor Little Bug on the Wall"

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If You Are Canadian, Sing "O Canada"

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If You Are Canadian, Sing "O Canada"

If you are Canadian, sing "O Canada".

If this song is new for you, listen to the song.

Then play the video again and sing along.

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If You Are American, Sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"

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Song Used: My Country ‘Tis of Thee

If You Are American, Sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"

If you are American, sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee".

If this song is new for you, listen to the song.

Then play the video again and sing along.

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Sing the Echoes in "The Music Time Is Over"

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Sing the Echoes in "The Music Time Is Over"

Sing the echoes in "The Music Time Is Over".

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