In this lesson, you will:
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.
This is a traditional singing game with many different ways to play. It is a useful reading song because it is pentatonic. Teach this song by rote. Play the game.
Form a single circle with partners facing each other within the circle (like the song Bow Wow Wow from Musicplay 1). For the first four measures, partners do this clapping pattern: clap own hands, clap right hands, clap own hands, clap left hands. On the words ,“over, over three times over,” wring the dishrag two times. On the words, “Drink all the lemonade,” mime drinking. On the words, “turn the glasses over,” mime turning the glasses over. On the words, “Sailing east, sailing west, sailing over the ocean,” join hands with your partner and swing arms left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right. On the words, “You’d better watch out when the boat begins to rock or you’ll,” - join hands with your partner and “jive” back and forth. As you jive, exchange places with your partner. On the words, “lose your girl in the ocean!” - turn around and face a new partner.
Practice each ball bouncing note value.
1. whole note - bounce catch hold for 2
2. half note - bounce catch
3. quarter notes - toss the ball from hand to hand
4. eightht notes - toss the ball quickly back and forth from hand to hand
Then, the teacher should point to the note values and/or call out the note value and students bounce the balls using the note value called.
Try bouncing balls with one of the audio tracks that follow.
Try bouncing balls with a favorite pop song!
This song gives the students the opportunity to sing a Spanish song and improvise on instruments. “Cucú” is the sound of a frog. This song describes what a little frog sees from a pond. Teach the song by rote.
Use the recording to teach the Spanish pronunciations. Play a phrase of the song, and pause the music. Have the students repeat the phrase. Continue in this way until the students have repeated the entire song in Spanish.
Playing and Creating: Have individual students create 12 bar melodies to play between the verses. This song gives the students an opportunity to create melodies in 3/4 meter.