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Looking to use Grade 2 Lesson 39 in your Grade 2 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Timbre of Voices, Timbre of Orchestral Instruments

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

Grade 2 Lesson 39

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the “Hello Song”
  2. Listen and move to “Skateboard Rider”
  3. Review “Swimming”
  4. Review the actions for “Swimming”
  5. Do the actions and sing “Swimming”
  6. Teach “Christopher McCracken”
  7. Review “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”
  8. Review the game with “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”
  9. Play the game and sing “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”
  10. Play Orchestra Instruments Bingo
  11. Option 1: Free Play, Free Dance, Movement
  12. Option 2: Request and Review
  13. Option 3: Explore the Instruments of the Orchestra Unit
  14. Sing “The Music Time is Over”

Extensions

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can name many instruments and describe the sound.

Sing the "Hello Song"

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Song Used: Hello Song

Sing the "Hello Song"

Sing the echoes.
This version does not have the names.

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Listen and move to “Skateboard Rider”

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Song Used: Skateboard Rider

Listen and move to “Skateboard Rider”

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Review “Swimming”

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Review “Swimming”

Teach this song by rote. This is a “leave out” action song. Make up actions to suit the words. Each time you sing the song, leave out one set of words and substitute the action. This helps students to develop inner hearing.

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Review the actions for “Swimming”

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Review the actions for “Swimming”

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Do the actions and sing “Swimming”

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Do the actions and sing “Swimming”

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Teach “Christopher McCracken”

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Song Used: Christopher McCracken

Teach “Christopher McCracken”

This is a rote song. When you have taught all the verses, ask the students to make up new verses for the song.

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Review “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

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Song Used: Let Us Chase the Squirrel

Review “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.

Review the game with “Let Us Chase the Squirrel”

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

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Play Orchestra Instruments Bingo

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Game Used: Instrument Bingo

Play Orchestra Instruments Bingo

Divide the class into 2 groups and play the game.
Try a few of the options.

Option 1: Free Play, Free Dance, Movement

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Option 1: Free Play, Free Dance, Movement

Free play and free dance instructions follow.

Option 2: Request and Review

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Option 2: Request and Review

Follow the link to the Grade 2 song list.
Make a list of the students' favorite songs, singing games, games and activities from the year.
Then review as many as you have time for.

Option 3: Explore the Instruments of the Orchestra Unit

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Unit Used: Instruments of the Orchestra

Option 3: Explore the Instruments of the Orchestra Unit

Sing “The Music Time is Over”

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Sing “The Music Time is Over”

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