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Looking to use Grade 4 Lesson 15 in your Grade 4 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: 1800s, Romantic

Grade 4 Lesson 15

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Concepts(s):
Beat
Themes(s):
1800s, Romantic
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Warmup by clapping or playing the rhythms with “Overture” from the Nutcracker
  2. Watch The Nutcracker Story
  3. Learn about the composer of the Nutcracker: Tchaikovsky
  4. Do the plate routine to “Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker
  5. Compare two performances of the “Sugar Plum Fairy” – Arrangement 1
  6. Compare two performances of the “Sugar Plum Fairy” – Arrangement 2
  7. Review the bucket drumming arrangement for “Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday”
  8. Review “Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday”
  9. Review the choreography for “Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday”
  10. Do the choreography of “Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday”
  11. Review part 1 of the “Hallelujah Chorus”
  12. Teach “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
  13. Review the hand clap game to “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”
  14. Do the hand clap game to “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
  15. Optional: Request and Review

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 rhythm and melody patterns.
  • I can create movement to music.

Warmup by clapping or playing the rhythms with "Overture" from the Nutcracker

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Warmup by clapping or playing the rhythms with "Overture" from the Nutcracker

Warmup by clapping or playing the rhythms with "Overture from the Nutcracker".

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Watch The Nutcracker Story

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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

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Do the plate routine to "Sugar Plum Fairy" from the Nutcracker

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Do the plate routine to "Sugar Plum Fairy" from the Nutcracker

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Compare two performances of the "Sugar Plum Fairy" - Arrangement 1

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Compare two performances of the "Sugar Plum Fairy" - Arrangement 1

The comparison worksheet is available in supplemental resources. The answers are in the song activities PDF that is also linked.

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Compare two performances of the "Sugar Plum Fairy" - Arrangement 2

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Compare two performances of the "Sugar Plum Fairy" - Arrangement 2

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Review the bucket drumming arrangement for "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday"

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Instrument Song Used: Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday

Review the bucket drumming arrangement for "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday"

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Review "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday"

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Review "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday"

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Review the choreography for "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday"

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Review the choreography for "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday"

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Do the choreography of "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday"

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Do the choreography of "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday"

Try the full performance with choreography of "Deck the Halls, A Bossa Nova Holiday".

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Review part 1 of the "Hallelujah Chorus"

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Review part 1 of the "Hallelujah Chorus"

Sing along with "Messiah" by Handel.

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Teach "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

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Teach "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

Review the hand clap game to "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

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Review the hand clap game to "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

Review the hand clap pattern to go with "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

Review the 3 patterns, then do the Hand Clap Game.

Here's Pattern 1-2-3.

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Do the hand clap game to "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

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Do the hand clap game to "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

Do the clap game with the song "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

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Optional: Request and Review

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Optional: Request and Review

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!

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