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Looking to use Grade 2 Lesson 37 in your Grade 2 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Animal Songs, Birds

Grade 2 Lesson 37

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing “Hello Song”
  2. Sing and move to “Clap! Stamp! Shake!”
  3. Clap the Rhythms
  4. Echo sing
  5. Teach “Here Comes a Bluebird”
  6. Learn the game for “Here Comes a Bluebird”
  7. Play the game and sing “Here Comes a Bluebird”
  8. Sort the rhythms for “Here Comes a Bluebird”
  9. Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Here Comes a Bluebird”
  10. Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Here Comes a Bluebird”
  11. Option 1: Play “Here Comes a Bluebird” on Boomwhackers
  12. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Here Comes a Bluebird”
  13. Review “Swimming”
  14. Review the actions for “Swimming”
  15. Do the actions and sing “Swimming”
  16. Optional: Play the Trivia Wheel Dynamics Game
  17. Optional: Play the Trivia Wheel Beat Game
  18. 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 the rhythms and melody of a song.
  • I can perform and define dynamics.
  • I can play music on instruments.

Sing “Hello Song”

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Song Used: Hello Song

Sing “Hello Song”

Sing the echoes.
This version has no names.

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Sing and move to “Clap! Stamp! Shake!”

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Song Used: Clap! Stamp! Shake!

Sing and move to “Clap! Stamp! Shake!”

Do movements as the words suggest.

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Clap the Rhythms

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Practice Item Used: 10 q qr Q h h. w W

Clap the Rhythms

Clap the rhythms in the video.

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Echo sing

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Practice Item Used: do re mi so la (drm sl)

Echo sing

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Teach “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Song Used: Here Comes a Bluebird

Teach “Here Comes a Bluebird”

Have the students read the rhythm of the song from the projectable slides. Phrase form is aabc. You could read the melody from projectable slides or you could show the contour of the melody with arm motions.

Learn the game for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Song Used: Here Comes a Bluebird

Learn the game for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

Form a single circle. Join hands and raise arms to form windows. Choose one student to be the bluebird. The bluebird weaves in and out the windows. On the words, “Takes him a partner, ” the bluebird takes a partner and hops up and down in the circle. Now both students are bluebirds and the game continues until the entire class has been involved. The last student chosen becomes the first bluebird when the game repeats.

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Play the game and sing “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Play the game and sing “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Sort the rhythms for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Sort the rhythms for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Song Used: Here Comes a Bluebird

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Song Used: Here Comes a Bluebird

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

Option 1: Play “Here Comes a Bluebird” on Boomwhackers

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Instrument Song Used: Here Comes a Bluebird

Option 1: Play “Here Comes a Bluebird” on Boomwhackers

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Song Used: Here Comes a Bluebird

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

Teach the Orff arrangement for this song. Set the barred instruments up using the notes FGA CD. Brainstorm for a list of birds. For example: blackbird, swallow, sea gull, crow

Use the rhythm of your bird words to create melodies that they play between repetitions of the song. You could have each instrument take a turn for 16 beats. If you don't have Orff instruments create rhythmic or melodic ostinatos to accompany this song.

Review “Swimming”

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Song Used: Swimming

Review “Swimming”

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Review the actions for “Swimming”

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Song Used: Swimming

Review the actions for “Swimming”

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Do the actions and sing “Swimming”

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Song Used: Swimming

Do the actions and sing “Swimming”

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Optional: Play the Trivia Wheel Dynamics Game

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Game Used: Trivia Wheel

Optional: Play the Trivia Wheel Dynamics Game

Divide the class into 2 teams or play teacher vs. students.

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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