Back To School 2

Concepts:

In this lesson we will:

  • Sing “Goin’ On A Picnic”
  • Practice rhythms with Echo Body Percussion
  • Find things at home to use as instruments
  • Create Spoon Rhythms
  • Review “Wash Your Hands”
  • Review “We’ll Stay Apart”
  • Echo Mi-Re-Do
  • Learn “Wear a Mask”
  • Learn “Christopher McCracken”
  • Create movements to “Move to the Drum 2”
  • Sing “The Music Time is Over”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can echo and create rhythms.
  • I can illustrate a song.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Goin On A Picnic

1 Let's sing "Goin' On A Picnic"

Watch the video and sing the echoes.

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2 Practice rhythms with Body Percussion.

Copy the teacher in the video.

Echo the rhythms using the body percussion that is shown.

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3 Find things at home to use for instrument.

Find things at home to use for instrument.

Woods - wooden spoons or cutting board

Metals - whisks, spoons, cookie sheet

Shakes/Scrapes - fill a small container

Drum - bucket, large bowl or container

4 Create Spoon Rhythms

Make your own rhythm with spoons.

Play your rhythm on your instruments.

Make new rhythms and play them.

5 Review "Wash Your Hands"

Watch the video to learn the "Wash Your Hands" song.

Play the video again and sing along!

Can you create movements to go with this song?

Can you play an instrument with the song?

When you wash your hands, sing this song twice to remember to wash your hands for 20 seconds.

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6 Sing "We'll Stay Apart".

Watch the video and sing "We'll Stay Apart".

Play the video again and sing along!

Can you create movements to go with this song?

Can you play an instrument with the song?

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7 Echo Sing Mi-Re-Do

Use this vocal warmup to practice mi-re-do pitches.

Echo the solfa that you hear.

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8 Learn the song "Wear a Mask"

Watch the video to learn the "Wear a Mask" song.

Play the video again and sing along!

Can you hear the mi-re-do patterns in the song?

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Song Used: Christopher McCracken

9 Learn the song, “Christopher McCracken”

Watch the video to learn the song.

Watch it again and sing along!

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10 Illustrate your favourite verse of “Christopher McCracken”

Draw and colour a picture of your favourite verse from “Christopher McCracken”.

Show your picture to your teacher or your family!

Optional: Print and color the pdf of this picture.

Song Used: Move to the Drum 2

11 Listen and move to "Move to the Drum 2"

Play the video and listen.

Can you make up movement to the drumming?

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Song Used: The Music Time is Over

12 Sing "The Music Time Is Over"

Watch the video and sing along!

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13 Review any of the songs you like or find new favourites!

Repetition is one of the ways that we learn something well.

Students improve singing on pitch, learn the lyrics and melody better with each repetition.

Students will develop their musicality if you sing, move, play more often!

Keep a list of the songs and activities that you like.

14 Assessment

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments

15 Music is literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!