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Looking to use Grade 2 Lesson 38 in your Grade 2 classroom?

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

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

Grade 2 Lesson 38

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing “Hello Song”
  2. Sing and move to “Clap! Stamp! Shake!”
  3. Play the Rhythms with Instruments or Body Percussion
  4. Play Rhythm Erase
  5. Review “Here Comes a Bluebird”
  6. Review the game for “Here Comes a Bluebird”
  7. Play the game and sing “Here Comes a Bluebird”
  8. Echo sing
  9. Teach “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”
  10. Learn the game with “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”
  11. Play the game and sing “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”
  12. Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”
  13. Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”
  14. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”
  15. Read rhythms at different tempos
  16. 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 improvise on instruments.
  • I can read and perform rhythms and melodies.

Sing the "Hello Song"

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Song Used: Hello Song

Sing the "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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Play the Rhythms with Instruments or Body Percussion

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

Play the Rhythms with Instruments or Body Percussion

Play the rhythms with instruments or body percussion.

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Play Rhythm Erase

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Play Rhythm Erase

Clap all 4 rhythms. Click on a square to take one away.
Clap all 4 rhythms, including the missing one. Click on a square to take another away.
Clap all 4 rhythms, including the missing ones. Click on a square to take another away.
Clap all 4 rhythms, including the missing ones. Click on a square to take another away.
Invite 4 students to help you write the complete rhythm on the board. (Each does one square)
Ask the students if they can identify the song.

Review “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Song Used: Here Comes a Bluebird

Review “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.

Review the game for “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Song Used: Here Comes a Bluebird

Review 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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Song Used: Here Comes a Bluebird

Play the game and sing “Here Comes a Bluebird”

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Echo sing

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Practice Item Used: do re mi so (drm s)

Echo sing

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Teach “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

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Song Used: Let Us Chase the Squirrel

Teach “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

Have the students show the phrases with arm motions. Discuss which phrases are the are the same and which are different. Phrase form for this song is abac.

Show the students the melody on the tone ladder. Teach the students to read the melody from the tone ladder or from your hand signs.

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Learn the game with “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

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Song Used: Let Us Chase the Squirrel

Learn the game with “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

“Let Us Chase the Squirrel” is a chase game. Have the students that are playing the game make a circle. Choose one student to be the “hunter” and one student to be the“squirrel.” The hunter breaks out of the circle at the end of the song, and chases the squirrel around the circle, trying to tag the squirrel before the squirrel reaches the hole that the hunter made in the circle.

Denise Tip: I choose the “squirrel” and “hunter” from my immediate right. After they have had their turn, they join the circle on my left side. They remain part of the circle, and I know who has had turns. We play this game around a large tree in the school yard.

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Play the game and sing “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

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Song Used: Let Us Chase the Squirrel

Play the game and sing “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

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Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

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Song Used: Let Us Chase the Squirrel

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

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Song Used: Let Us Chase the Squirrel

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

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Song Used: Let Us Chase the Squirrel

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

Teach the Orff arrangement for this song. Set the barred instruments up using the notes FGA CD. Improvise melodies between repetitions of the song. If you don't have Orff instruments students could create their own accompaniment, or create rhythmic or melodic ostinatos to accompany this song.

Read rhythms at different tempos

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Tool Used: Tempo Interactive

Read rhythms at different tempos

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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