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Looking to use Grade 5 Lesson 38 in your Grade 5 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Animal Songs, Farm

Grade 5 Lesson 38

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Play Four Corners
  2. Review “Our Old Sow”
  3. Review the game with “Our Old Sow”
  4. Play the game and sing “Our Old Sow”
  5. Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Our Old Sow”
  6. Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Our Old Sow”
  7. Option 1: Play “Our Old Sow” on Guitars or Ukuleles
  8. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Our Old Sow”
  9. Teach “The Capitals of Canada”
  10. Teach “The Capitals of America”
  11. Optional: Complete and note and rest values worksheet

Extensions

Objectives

  • I can read rhythms in a piece of music.
  • I can play instruments to music.

Play Four Corners

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Game Used: Four Corners

Play Four Corners

Review “Our Old Sow”

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Song Used: Our Old Sow

Review “Our Old Sow”

This is an excellent reading song and chase game that is a lot of fun to play. Have the students read the rhythms using rhythm names, and sing the note names in solfa or using letter names. When they have learned to sing the song, add a clap at the end of each phrase.

Alternate lyrics for the song:
Farmer Brown is getting very thin
Kimo komo keemo
Cannot see where he has been
Kimo komo keemo

Review the game with “Our Old Sow”

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Review the game with “Our Old Sow”

Choose one student to be the "farmer" and one student to be the "sow". All the other students form "walls". If you have 20 students, form four rows of students with five in each row. The rows of students must line up facing the front. If you have 24 students, you could form four rows with six in each row.

---O------O------O------O------O------O---
---O------O------O------O------O------O---
---O------O------O------O------O------O---
---O------O------O------O------O------O---

The students stand in this formation and sing phrase one. At the end of the phrase, they let go of hands, clap and turn to the left, and join hands with the person from the row behind them.

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O O O O O O
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O O O O O O
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O O O O O O
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O O O O O O
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At the end of the second phrase, they let go of hands, clap and turn to the right, and join hands with the person they started with. At the end of the last phrase, they let go of hands, clap and turn to the left, and join hands with the person from the row behind them. The "farmer" chases the "sow" through the aisles. The "farmer" and "sow" are not allowed to break through the "walls". The game can continue until the song is finished, until the "farmer" catches the "sow", or until they are too tired to continue. If you want to increase the excitement (as if you need any more!), increase the tempo.

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Play the game and sing “Our Old Sow”

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Play the game and sing “Our Old Sow”

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Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Our Old Sow”

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Song Used: Our Old Sow

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Our Old Sow”

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Our Old Sow”

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Song Used: Our Old Sow

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Our Old Sow”

Option 1: Play “Our Old Sow” on Guitars or Ukuleles

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Song Used: Our Old Sow

Option 1: Play “Our Old Sow” on Guitars or Ukuleles

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Our Old Sow”

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Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Our Old Sow”

Creative Ideas: Set the barred instruments up in G pentatonic. Teach all the students how to play the melody on barred instruments. When they know the melody well, invite them to improvise their own melody in bars 3-4 and 7-8.

Teach “The Capitals of Canada”

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Song Used: The Capitals of Canada

Teach “The Capitals of Canada”

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Teach “The Capitals of America”

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Teach “The Capitals of America”

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Optional: Complete and note and rest values worksheet

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Unit Used: Note Values

Optional: Complete and note and rest values worksheet

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