In this lesson, you will:
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This Australian round may be familiar to your students. It is a round that describes the sound of the kookaburra. It is a good reading song for your students, giving them an opportunity to practice reading sixteenth notes. This arrangement uses staccato, legato, and accents, so review what those symbols and terms mean. Teach the song by rote or have the students read the rhythms and note names.
Learn about staccato and accent.
This set of concept slides references a few review songs in addition to Kookaburra: Black Snake and Stella Ella Olla.
Listen to the song. There is a harmony part to this song that is an ostinato - a repeated pattern. After the first listening, have your students try singing the ostinato along with the audio. Teach them the melody part by rote. Divide the class into two groups and try the song in two parts.
Play the ball bouncing rhythms with the video.
Print the note values from the supporting resources.
Draw your own set of note values on a piece of paper.
Make several sets, so you can create your own ball bouncing rhythm.
Play your composition to an audio track. Alternatively, have someone point to the square and bounce the ball to the square's note value.
Guessing games provide an opportunity for students to sing alone. Singing alone may help some students learn to sing in tune. Singing alone also gives the teacher an opportunity to assess singing skills. Teach the song by rote, using the audio to teach the French.
Everyone closes their eyes and the teacher touches the head or back of a student who then goes and hides in a predetermined hiding spot where they can not be seen. Then sing “Toc, Toc, Toc.” After the song, the hidden student sings a line from a song we know such as “Bonjour, mes amis.” Have three guesses to guess whose voice was singing.
Teacher note: We don't have a kids demo for "Toc, toc, toc". If your students would like to see themselves on MusicplayOnline please review the submission requirements here: https://help.musicplay.ca/can-i-submit-a-kids-demo