Grade 4 Back to School 2

In this lesson, you will:

  • #96 “Loo La” – review the song
  • echo rhythms
  • make up our own rhythms
  • “Wash Your Hands” – sing for review
  • “We’ll Stay Apart” – sing for review
  • do some echo singing
  • learn the healthy habits song “Wear a Mask”
  • #110 “The Star Spangled Banner” – learn about the song
  • Learn about “Lift Every Voice and Sing”


  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can tell some of the reasons countries have national anthems.
  • I can tell how the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" makes me feel.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Loo La

1 Review "Loo La"

Listen to the song "Loo La" and sing along.

Do you remember the actions you made up last week?

Can you make up new actions or add to the actions from last week?

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2 Echo Rhythms

Can you echo the rhythm patterns in the video?

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3 Create New Rhythm Patterns and Make up Your Own Body Percussion

Create new rhythm patterns and, if you can, write them out.

Try your new rhythm patterns with the audio below.

4 Review "Wash Your Hands"

This simple song is to encourage us to wash our hands long enough to kill all kinds of germs.

Sing this song in your head two times every time you wash your hands so that you wash your hands for a full 20 seconds.

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5 Review "We’ll Stay Apart"

This song is a round. There are two parts.

Can you learn both parts?

Watch the video and learn the two parts to this song.

Can you create movements to go with the song?

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6 Echo Sing to Review do-re-mi

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

Echo the solfa that you hear.

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7 Learn the Healthy Habits Song "Wear a Mask"

Play the video and sing along!

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

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Song Used: Star Spangled Banner

8 Learn About the "Star Spangled Banner"

Read page 1-15 of the "Star Spangled Banner" interactive activity.

On page 15 of the activity, you can sing the "Star Spangled Banner."

There are 2 pdf worksheets for you to complete as you read the activity.
Use a blank piece of paper and write your answers on the paper.

9 Listen to a Performance of the Song "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Listen to the Kirk Franklin performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" on SafeShare.

Write a short response to the song telling how this performance makes you feel.

10 Review Any of the Songs You Like or Find New Favorites!

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, and play more often!

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

11 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!