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

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Eras in Music, Late Romantic

Grade 3 Lesson 3

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Play Poison Melody (m sl)
  2. Discuss How tos and What ifs
  3. Review “Music Room Rules”
  4. Review “Plainsies Clapsies”
  5. Review the game with “Plainsies Clapsies”
  6. Play the game and sing “Plainsies Clapsies”
  7. Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Plainsies Clapsies”
  8. Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Plainsies Clapsies”
  9. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Plainsies Clapsies”
  10. Do a rhythm play along with Entry of the Gladiators
  11. Optional: Learn to Play a Cup Game with “Entry of the Gladiators”
  12. Teach “No Robbers Out Today”
  13. Teach the game with “No Robbers Out Today”
  14. Play the game and sing “No Robbers Out Today”

Extensions

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read rhythms and melodies.
  • I can keep a beat with cups.

Play Poison Melody (m sl)

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Practice Item Used: mi so la (m sl)

Play Poison Melody (m sl)

Play Poison Melody (m sl).

Echo every pattern that you hear *except* the Poison Melody.
Can you beat the game?

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Discuss How tos and What ifs

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Unit Used: Back to School

Discuss How tos and What ifs

Review “Music Room Rules”

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Unit Used: Back to School

Review “Music Room Rules”

Review “Plainsies Clapsies”

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Song Used: Plainsies Clapsies

Review “Plainsies Clapsies”

Teach or review Plainsies, Clapsies from the notation slide.

Review the game with “Plainsies Clapsies”

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Song Used: Plainsies Clapsies

Review the game with “Plainsies Clapsies”

Watch the kids demo for the game "Plainsies Clapsies."

Find something to use as a beanbag so you can play the game.
A pair of rolled up socks will work well.

Try the game!

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Play the game and sing “Plainsies Clapsies”

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Song Used: Plainsies Clapsies

Play the game and sing “Plainsies Clapsies”

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Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Plainsies Clapsies”

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Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Plainsies Clapsies”

Name the solfa notes in "Plainsies Clapsies."

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Plainsies Clapsies”

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Song Used: Plainsies Clapsies

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Plainsies Clapsies”

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Plainsies Clapsies”

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Song Used: Plainsies Clapsies

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Plainsies Clapsies”

Playing and Creating: Have the students create a speech interlude to say between repetitions of the song. (If you don’t want to repeat the entire song, just repeat the first four measures) Have them think of 4-8 different kinds of balls. For example: basketball, volleyball, beach ball, soccer ball. They could do body percussion or play non-pitched instruments
with their speech.

Echo Whole and Half Note Rhythms

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Practice Item Used: 9 q qr Q h h. w

Echo Whole and Half Note Rhythms

Echo the whole and half note rhythms.

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Do a rhythm play along with Entry of the Gladiators

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Listening Selection Used: Entry of the Gladiators

Do a rhythm play along with Entry of the Gladiators

If this music is too fast for your students, slow it down with the "gear" tool on the bottom right corner of the video.

If you have 3 different instruments, give them to students to play along.
The video will show drums, sticks and triangles.
Substitute as needed.

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Optional: Learn to Play a Cup Game with "Entry of the Gladiators"

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Listening Selection Used: Entry of the Gladiators

Optional: Learn to Play a Cup Game with "Entry of the Gladiators"

Optional: Learn to play a cup game with "Entry of the Gladiators."

The cup game in the video will be very challenging for early in Grade 3.

Modify by doing only one pattern and playing the "Copycat" game during the B section.

Or teach the cup game later in the year.

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Teach “No Robbers Out Today”

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Song Used: No Robbers Out Today

Teach “No Robbers Out Today”

Teach this song as a reading song or by rote.

Teach the game with “No Robbers Out Today”

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Teach the game with “No Robbers Out Today”

Watch the video to see how the game is played.

Game Directions:
The students (x) stand in two lines. The robber catchers (rc) are in the center of the alley, and the four robbers (r) at the end of the alley. The lines of students should stand apart, just a little more than the arms width of the robber catcher. The robber catcher is going to try to tag the robber as they sneak down the alley. The robber catcher must keep eyes closed and may bend only at the waist. The robber catcher may not move their feet, but can move their upper body and arms and may bend in any direction. While the song is sung one to two times, the four robbers try to sneak past the catchers to the other end of the alley. Choose a new robber catcher and robbers each time. You could time and keep score of which robber catcher is the fastest to catch a robber, or you can just play for fun.

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Play the game and sing “No Robbers Out Today”

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Play the game and sing “No Robbers Out Today”

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