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Looking to use Grade 4 Lesson 35 in your Grade 4 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Our Musical World, Central America

Grade 4 Lesson 35

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Warmup with “My Bonnie”
  2. Play poison rhythm with ticka-ti
  3. Complete a rhythm erase
  4. Review “Built my Lady”
  5. Review the game for “Built my Lady”
  6. Play the game and sing “Built my Lady”
  7. Review the body percussion for “Built My Lady”
  8. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Built my Lady”
  9. Teach “Biddy Biddy”
  10. Play the game and sing “Biddy Biddy”
  11. Optional: Play “Biddy Biddy” on Boomwhackers
  12. Learn about Jamaica
  13. Learn about the song “Three Little Birds”
  14. Teach “Three Little Birds”
  15. Teach the choreography for “Three Little Birds”
  16. Do the choreography for “Three Little Birds”
  17. Optional: Learn about the steel pan

Extensions

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read and perform rhythms and melodies
  • I can sing and play music from a variety of places and times

Warmup with “My Bonnie”

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Song Used: My Bonnie

Warmup with “My Bonnie”

Do you remember this song?

In this song, each time you sing a word starting with "b" you change position.

If you were sitting you stand up. If you were standing, you sit down.

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Play poison rhythm with ti-ticka

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Practice Item Used: 13 q qr Q h qrt

Play poison rhythm with ti-ticka

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Complete a rhythm erase

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Complete a rhythm erase

Review “Built my Lady”

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Song Used: Built My Lady

Review “Built my Lady”

Read the rhythms and note names for “Built My Lady.” If the students have not seen the tika-ti rhythm or the eighth rest before, point it out to them, and explain that the rhythm names. Sing the song. Teach the “Real Estate Game.”

Review the game for “Built my Lady”

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Song Used: Built My Lady

Review the game for “Built my Lady”

Have your students make groups of three, with at least one student that is not in a group. Two in each group represent the “house” and join hands around the third student who represents the “real estate agent.” Sing the song, swinging the middle person back and forth. On the words “she jumped out,” the real estate agent in the middle jumps out of the house and finds another house to enter. You can’t go to the same house two turns in a row. While the real estate agents are changing houses, the student who was not in a group tries to steal someone’s house. The student without a house is the new one out who has to steal a house. Change the students roles in the game frequently. The author learned the game from Dr. Kim Eyre, who teaches in London, Ontario.

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Play the game and sing “Built my Lady”

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Song Used: Built My Lady

Play the game and sing “Built my Lady”

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Review the body percussion for “Built My Lady”

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Song Used: Built My Lady

Review the body percussion for “Built My Lady”

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Built my Lady”

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Song Used: Built My Lady

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Built my Lady”

Creative Ideas: Set the barred instruments up using the notes FGA CD. Improvise melodies between repetitions of the song. You could have each instrument take a turn for 16 beats.

Creative Idea 2 : Invite the students to choose non-pitched instruments and create a soundscape that might sound like a construction site. Use the soundscape as an introduction to the song.

Teach “Biddy Biddy”

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Song Used: Biddy Biddy

Teach “Biddy Biddy”

Teach by rote.

Play the game and sing “Biddy Biddy”

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Song Used: Biddy Biddy

Play the game and sing “Biddy Biddy”

Game Directions: Players sit in a circle with cupped hands outstretched. As the song is sung, one player goes from child to child pretending to drop the ring into each one’s fists. At the end of the song, the children (those who didn’t pretend to get the ring) try to guess who has the ring. The one who is correct, gets to drop the ring next time.

Teacher note: We don't have a kids demo for "Biddy Biddy". 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

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Optional: Play "Biddy Biddy" on Boomwhackers

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Instrument Song Used: Biddy Biddy

Optional: Play "Biddy Biddy" on Boomwhackers

Learn about Jamaica

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Unit Used: Jamaica

Learn about Jamaica

Watch the video to learn a little bit about Jamaica!

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Learn about the song “Three Little Birds”

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Song Used: Three Little Birds – Performed by Bob Marley

Learn about the song “Three Little Birds”

Teach “Three Little Birds”

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Song Used: Three Little Birds – Performed by Bob Marley

Teach “Three Little Birds”

Turn on the closed captioning for the lyrics.

Disclaimer: The official music video has a small scene that depicts smoking (at 1:21-1:40). Please consider your classroom needs before showing this video. There are other lyric videos on YouTube that you may choose to use.

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Teach the choreography for “Three Little Birds”

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Song Used: Three Little Birds – Performed by Bob Marley

Teach the choreography for “Three Little Birds”

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Do the choreography for “Three Little Birds”

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Song Used: Three Little Birds – Performed by Bob Marley

Do the choreography for “Three Little Birds”

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Optional: Learn about the steel pan

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Song Used: Steel Pan

Optional: Learn about the steel pan

The steel pan comes to us from the Caribbean.

This video is a great introduction to the steel pan.

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