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Looking to use Grade 3 Lesson 15 in your Grade 3 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat

You'll also cover the themes of: Our Musical World, Central America, 1800s, Romantic

Grade 3 Lesson 15

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Clap or play rhythms to the “Overture” from The Nutcracker
  2. Watch The Nutcracker Story
  3. Learn About the composer of The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky
  4. Move to “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker
  5. Teach “Noche buena”
  6. Learn about the song “Noche buena”
  7. Echo sing (d m sl in F Major)
  8. Review “King’s Land”
  9. Play the game with “King’s Land”
  10. Sort the rhythms for “King’s Land”
  11. Option 1: Read the solfa notes for “King’s Land”
  12. Option 2: Read the notes for “King’s Land”
  13. Optional: Teach the Orff Arrangement for “King’s Land”
  14. Review “Santa Claus is Coming”
  15. Optional: Request and Review Songs, Games, Activities
  16. Sing “Jingle Bells Batman Smells”

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 and perform rhythms.

Clap or play rhythms to the "Overture" from The Nutcracker

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Clap or play rhythms to the "Overture" from The Nutcracker

Warm up by clapping or playing the rhythms to the "Overture" from The Nutcracker.

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Watch The Nutcracker Story

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Watch The Nutcracker Story

Watch The Nutcracker story.

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Learn About the composer of The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky

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Learn About the composer of The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky

Learn about the composer of the Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky.

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Move to "Waltz of the Flowers" from The Nutcracker

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Move to "Waltz of the Flowers" from The Nutcracker

Move to "Waltz of the Flowers" from The Nutcracker.

If you have paper plates, use them.
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You could cut out two circles and use them.
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You could do the movements with your hands.

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Teach "Noche buena"

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Teach "Noche buena"

Teach your students a Christmas song in Spanish. To learn the Spanish words use the vocal track. Play a short phrase and pause. Have the students repeat. Play another short phrase and pause. Repeat. Continue until they have learned the entire song.

Learn about the song "Noche buena"

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Learn about the song "Noche buena"

Echo sing (d m sl in F Major)

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Echo sing (d m sl in F Major)

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Review "King's Land"

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Review "King's Land"

Depending on the reading abilities of your students, teach the song by rote or have the students read the solfa and the rhythms.

Play the game with "King's Land"

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Play the game with "King's Land"

Game Directions: Have all the students line up on one side of the room. Choose a “king” to stand at the other end of the room. These students in the line will “trespass” on the king’s land by coming closer and closer to the king as they sing the song. At the
end of the song, the king gives chase and tries to tag the students before they reach the end of the room again. If they are tagged, they join the king and try to tag the students that are left.

Teacher note: We don't have a kids demo for "King's Land". If your students would like to see themselves on MusicplayOnline please review the submission requirements here: https://help.musicplay.ca/can-i-submit-a-kids-demo

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Sort the rhythms for "King's Land"

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Sort the rhythms for "King's Land"

Option 1: Read the solfa notes for "King's Land"

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Song Used: King’s Land

Option 1: Read the solfa notes for "King's Land"

Option 2: Read the notes for "King's Land"

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Option 2: Read the notes for "King's Land"

Optional: Teach the Orff Arrangement for "King's Land"

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Optional: Teach the Orff Arrangement for "King's Land"

Playing and Creating: Have the students improvise or create melodies using FGA CD to use as an interlude between repetitions of the song.

Review "Santa Claus is Coming"

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Review "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.)

Optional: Request and Review Songs, Games, Activities

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Optional: Request and Review Songs, Games, Activities

Ask the children to tell you their favorite songs, games or activities that they've done during the school year. List the songs/games/activities on the board, then have the student vote for their favorites. Conduct the votes with their eyes closed. As you work through the list of games/songs/activities, review the concepts that were taught in the activity. I'm often surprised at the activities that are the children's favorites!

Sing "Jingle Bells Batman Smells"

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Sing "Jingle Bells Batman Smells"

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