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Looking to use Grade 3 Lesson 23 in your Grade 3 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Oceania, Our Musical World, Health, Food Songs, Animal Songs

Grade 3 Lesson 23

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Introduction

In this lesson you will:

  1. Play Poison Rhythm
  2. Play Rhythm Erase
  3. Echo sing (drm sl d’ in C Major)
  4. Teach “Shiny Penny”
  5. Play the game for “Shiny Penny”
  6. Option 1: Sing the Solfa Notes for “Shiny Penny”
  7. Option 2: Sing the Note Letter Names for “Shiny Penny”
  8. Create Money Ostinato to Perform with the Song
  9. Option 1: Play “Shiny Penny” on Boomwhackers
  10. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Shiny Penny”
  11. Teach “Coy Malindo”
  12. Optional: Create a mini book for “Coy Malindo”
  13. Teach “Eating is Fun”
  14. Review Dotted Half Notes
  15. Review “E Papa”
  16. Play the stick game with “E Papa”
  17. Play rhythm racer

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 read rhythms and melodies.
  • I can perform an ostinato.

Play Poison Rhythm

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Practice Item Used: 12 q qr Q h qttt

Play Poison Rhythm

Echo all the patterns except the poison pattern.

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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. Hint: It starts with L.

Echo sing (drm sl d’ in C Major)

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

Echo sing (drm sl d’ in C Major)

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Teach “Shiny Penny”

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Song Used: Shiny Penny

Teach “Shiny Penny”

Teach the song "Shiny Penny"
You can teach this song as a reading song or by rote.

To teach it as a reading song help the students read the rhythms, and then sing the melody using solfege.

To teach it as a rote song sing or play a phrase, and have the students Echo. Combine phrases. Then play or sing the entire song and have the kids sing the entire song back.

Play the game for “Shiny Penny”

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Song Used: Shiny Penny

Play the game for “Shiny Penny”

Game Directions: Form a seated circle. When the song begins, the teacher pretends to drop a button into the hands of three or four students, and really drops the button into the hands of only one student. The rest of the students watch the whole process, and at the end, guess who has the button.

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Option 1: Sing the Solfa Notes for “Shiny Penny”

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Song Used: Shiny Penny

Option 1: Sing the Solfa Notes for “Shiny Penny”

To hear the solfa notes, press play.

Do the solfa note name challenge.

If you don't teach solfa, do the note name activity that follows.

Option 2: Sing the Note Letter Names for “Shiny Penny”

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Song Used: Shiny Penny

Option 2: Sing the Note Letter Names for “Shiny Penny”

Do the note name challenge.

Create Money Ostinato to Perform with the Song

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Song Used: Shiny Penny

Create Money Ostinato to Perform with the Song

Create money ostinato to perform with the song.

Create 8 beat rhythm patterns using the following coins: pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. (in Canada just use nickels, dimes, quarters)

Each coin represents one beat.For example: penny penny nickel dime.
penny nickel dime dime
Choose body percussion, found sounds or non-pitched instruments to play the ostinato.

Try the ostinato with words and instruments, words only, and instruments only. Have the students decide which way they prefer it.

With student assistance decide how to perform the ostinato with the song.
I like to divide the students into two groups - one singing, and one on ostinato.
I usually do the ostinato once before starting the performance.
In-person - do the ostinato with the recording if singing is not permitted.

Option 1: Play “Shiny Penny” on Boomwhackers

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Instrument Song Used: Shiny Penny

Option 1: Play “Shiny Penny” on Boomwhackers

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Shiny Penny”

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Song Used: Shiny Penny

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Shiny Penny”

Playing and Creating: Create “money” ostinati to perform with the song. Create 8 beat rhythm patterns using the following coins: pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Each coin represents one beat. For example: penny penny nickel dime penny nickel dime dime
Choose body percussion, found sounds or non-pitched instruments to play the ostinato. Try the ostinato with words and instruments, words only, and instruments only. Have the students decide which way they prefer it

Teach “Coy Malindo”

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Song Used: Coy Malindo

Teach “Coy Malindo”

Ask the students to tell you what they know about horses. Maybe some of your students can share experiences they’ve had riding horses. Tell them that “Coy Malindo” is a song a cowboy wrote about his horse. Teach verse 1 and the chorus of "Coy Malindo" by rote. Listen to all the verses and sing the chorus. Ask the students questions about each verse.

Optional: Create a mini book for "Coy Malindo"

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Song Used: Coy Malindo

Optional: Create a mini book for "Coy Malindo"

Teach “Eating is Fun”

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Song Used: Eating Is Fun

Teach “Eating is Fun”

Teach the round by rote. When the students have learned the melody well in unison, try it in two parts, starting the second group when the first has sung one line. When they are singing two parts well, try the round in three and then in four parts. Have the class try to write new words for the round.

For example:
Skating is great. I just can’t wait.
Sliding and gliding on my pair of skates.

Review Dotted Half Notes

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Song Used: Eating Is Fun

Review Dotted Half Notes

Notate a dotted half note and explain what the dot means. A dot beside a note adds half of the value of the note to it.
A half note is two beats in 3/4 time. The dot adds 1/2 of 2 beats to a half note, which is one 1 beat.

Notate the whole instrumental part in dotted half notes.

Review "E Papa"

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Song Used: E Papä & Maori version

Review "E Papa"

Teach the song by rote. The song is meant to provide experience in 3/4 time. Most students should be able to master the first and second patterns. The third and fourth patterns might be difficult and can be used as a challenge for students who find the first two patterns too easy. Some students might enjoy making up their own stick patterns for this song.

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Play the stick game with “E Papa”

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Song Used: E Papä & Maori version

Play the stick game with “E Papa”

Watch the kids play the stick game.

Adapt the game if needed for Zoom or in-person: create stick patterns that you can do alone. (without a partner)
For example:
1. Tap click click
2. Tap right and flip, tap left and flip
3. Tap both, click, flip

Create as many patterns as you can think of.

Sing the song and play the game.

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Play rhythm racer

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Game Used: Rhythm Racer

Play rhythm racer

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