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Looking to use Grade 3 Lesson 26 in your Grade 3 classroom?

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

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

Grade 3 Lesson 26

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Do a Rhythm Playalong to Irish Music
  2. Move to the “Irish Reel”
  3. Try the Shamrock Rhythm Erase
  4. Clap the Flashcards to Hunt for the Leprechaun
  5. Teach “Stella Ella Olla”
  6. Learn the game with “Stella Ella Olla”
  7. Alternate way to play: Can You Keep a Steady Beat?
  8. Sing and play the game with “Stella Ella Olla”
  9. Sort the rhythms for “Stella Ella Olla”
  10. Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Stella Ella Olla”
  11. Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Stella Ella Olla”
  12. Teach “Hide Those Eggs”
  13. Learn the game with “Hide Those Eggs”
  14. Sing and play the game with “Hide Those Eggs”
  15. Echo sing drm sl in D Major
  16. Play Melody Hunt (drm sl in D Major)
  17. Complete the worksheet for Melody Hunt

Extension:

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 and play rhythm and melodic patterns.
  • I can show the phrase form abac.
  • I can keep a steady beat.

Do a Rhythm Playalong to Irish Music

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Song Used: Musical Priest

Do a Rhythm Playalong to Irish Music

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Move to the “Irish Reel”

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Song Used: Irish Reel

Move to the “Irish Reel”

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Try the Shamrock Rhythm Erase

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Unit Used: St. Patrick’s Day

Try the Shamrock Rhythm Erase

Clap the Flashcards to Hunt for the Leprechaun

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Unit Used: St. Patrick’s Day

Clap the Flashcards to Hunt for the Leprechaun

Teach "Stella Ella Olla"

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

Teach "Stella Ella Olla"

Stella Ella Olla is singing game that is still evolving. The author learned this game from her students, and this is the variant that is recorded in Musicplay. But there are many other variants of the song. For example, "teega teega shark attack." "Singing es teega teega, cheese and macaroni." or "valo, valo, forgot to blow your nose." The author has observed children waiting backstage at dance recitals playing the game with no adult supervision. It's exciting to see children playing singing games on their own. This game is a good game for observing if students can keep a steady beat, and it's a good game to step out of and observe participation skills. To simplify recording grades, have your students form the circle in class list order.

Students may be able to read the rhythm and melody of the song.

Learn the game with “Stella Ella Olla”

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

Learn the game with “Stella Ella Olla”

Play the game!

The students form a circle. Each student extends their hands, palms facing up. Each player puts the right hand over the hand of the person on the right and the left hand under the hand of the person on the left. The clapping moves clockwise around the circle. The player who begins claps the right hand of the person on their left with their right hand. On the last word of the song, “five,” the player who is about to be hit must pull their hand away before being clapped. If they pull away in time, the clapper is out. If they get clapped, they are out.

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Alternate way to play: Can You Keep a Steady Beat?

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

Alternate way to play: Can You Keep a Steady Beat?

Watch how this game is played.
We're spaced apart and don't touch - and it's fun!
Try playing Stella Ella in the same way this game is played.

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Sing and play the game with “Stella Ella Olla”

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

Sing and play the game with “Stella Ella Olla”

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Sort the rhythms for “Stella Ella Olla”

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

Sort the rhythms for “Stella Ella Olla”

Can you match the rhythm to the words of the song?

This activity doesn't self-correct, so check your answers by look back at the song.

When you get them all right, read the rhythms of the song.

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Stella Ella Olla”

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Stella Ella Olla”

Solfege or solfa is a way of naming notes that singers use: do, re, mi, fa, so, la ti, do. (Like in "do a deer")

Stella Ella uses the notes mi, so, la and high do. You start on high do.

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Stella Ella Olla”

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Stella Ella Olla”

Instrumental players usually use letter names: CDEFGABC' to name notes. Musicians call these "Absolute Note Names."

If you play a recorder you may be able to play this song.

Complete the note name challenge!

Teach “Hide Those Eggs”

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Song Used: Hide Those Eggs

Teach “Hide Those Eggs”

This is a fun game for children to play. If you have students who don't celebrate Easter, change that word to 'furry'. "Hide those eggs little furry bunny... " Teach the melody and the words of the song by rote and play the game. Have the students show the phrases in the song with arm motions. The phrase form is abac.

Learn the game with “Hide Those Eggs”

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Learn the game with “Hide Those Eggs”

Choose five to six students to hide Easter eggs in the classroom while the rest of the class hides their eyes and sings the song. Eggs must be hidden in plain sight. The children hunt for the eggs. Choose new students to hide the eggs

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Sing and play the game with “Hide Those Eggs”

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Sing and play the game with “Hide Those Eggs”

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Echo sing drm sl in D Major

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

Echo sing drm sl in D Major

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Play Melody Hunt (drm sl in D Major)

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Unit Used: Melody and Rhythm Hunt

Play Melody Hunt (drm sl in D Major)

Print and distribute the melody cards around the room. Have students hunt for them and copy the patterns onto the staff with the same number.

Complete the worksheet for Melody Hunt

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Unit Used: Melody and Rhythm Hunt

Complete the worksheet for Melody Hunt

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