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Looking to use Grade 3 Lesson 13 in your Grade 3 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Food Songs, Space, Our Musical World

Grade 3 Lesson 13

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Introduction

In this lesson you will:

  1. Play rhythm racer (half note and half rests)
  2. Review families of unpitched instruments
  3. Play along with different instruments to “Overture” from the Nutcracker
  4. Teach “We Come from Pluto”
  5. Sing and move to “We Come from Pluto”
  6. Teach the chorus for “It’s a Holiday”
  7. Learn About the Steel Pan Drum
  8. Learn about the Paw Paw fruit
  9. Teach “Paw Paw Patch”
  10. Play the “Paw Paw Patch” game
  11. Teach “Santa Claus is Coming”
  12. Create a B Section Using Word Rhythms
  13. Review “Shake Them Simmons”

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 make instruments and improvise rhythms with a song.
  • I can describe the steel drums.

Play rhythm racer (half note and half rests)

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Game Used: Rhythm Racer

Play rhythm racer (half note and half rests)

Review families of unpitched instruments

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Unit Used: Unpitched Classroom Instruments

Review families of unpitched instruments

Review families of unpitched instruments

Play along with different instruments to "Overture" from the Nutcracker

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Unit Used: Nutcracker

Play along with different instruments to "Overture" from the Nutcracker

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Teach "We Come from Pluto"

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Song Used: We Come from Pluto

Teach "We Come from Pluto"

Teach “We Come from Pluto” by rote. Teach the actions for the first part of the song. When the song is learned, divide the class into two groups; have half sing "bloom" and the other half sing "bleep." Each group will crouch down (plié) when they sing.

Sing and move to "We Come from Pluto"

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Song Used: We Come from Pluto

Sing and move to "We Come from Pluto"

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Teach the chorus for "It's a Holiday"

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Song Used: It’s a Holiday

Teach the chorus for "It's a Holiday"

Teach the chorus for "It's a Holiday". Keep the beat during the verses.

Learn About the Steel Pan Drum

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Song Used: Steel Pan

Learn About the Steel Pan Drum

Learn about the steel pan drum.

Did you hear the steel pan drums in the song "It's a Holiday"?

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Learn about the Paw Paw fruit

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Song Used: Paw Paw Patch

Learn about the Paw Paw fruit

Learn about the Paw Paw fruit

Teach "Paw Paw Patch"

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Song Used: Paw Paw Patch

Teach "Paw Paw Patch"

Teach the melody by rote and play the game. This song is included to introduce sixteenth notes to the students.

Play the "Paw Paw Patch" game

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Song Used: Paw Paw Patch

Play the "Paw Paw Patch" game

Form two lines facing each other, with group A in one line and group B in another.

Verse 1: The person at the head of group A skips around behind their line, around group B's line, and back into place.
Verse 2: The person at the head of group A leads the whole group B line around group A's line, and back into B's places.
Verse 3: The two lines peel the orange, with the head couple forming an arch at the bottom. To “peel the orange” the two line leaders will go around their lines in different directions. One will lead his line to the left, and the other will lead her line to the right. All go through the arch.

Game repeats with the new head couple. Traditionally this game was played with group A being the girls and group B
being the boys, but we suggest that you allow students to partner with whoever they'd like. Change the words of verse 2 to "Come on kids" instead of "Come on boys." Change the words "Pretty Little Ellie" to my friend ______ substituting the name of the child who is the leader.

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Teach "Santa Claus is Coming"

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Song Used: Santa Claus Is Coming

Teach "Santa Claus is Coming"

Teach them "Santa Claus is Coming” by rote. Try it as a two part canon. Ask the students if they remember what a canon is. (In a canon the voices sing the same melody but enter at different times.)

Create a B Section Using Word Rhythms

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Song Used: Santa Claus Is Coming

Create a B Section Using Word Rhythms

Create a B section for "Santa Claus is Coming" using word rhythms.

Play the word rhythm you create on your instruments.

Review "Shake Them Simmons"

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Song Used: Shake Them ‘Simmons

Review "Shake Them Simmons"

Review "Shake Them Simmons."

Either move to the music or improvise rhythms with your instruments.

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