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In this lesson you will

  • echo rhythm and melody patterns
  • Sing Healthy Habits songs:  “Wash Your Hands”, “Wear a Mask” and “We’ll Stay Apart”
  • Compose a B section for the song, “Wear a Mask” with quarter and eighth notes
  • Sing the song, “Christopher McCracken”
  • Learn the song, “Let us Chase the Squirrel” and play the game (if possible)

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can echo rhythm and melody patterns
  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can create rhythm patterns

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Rhythm

Play Poison Rhythm

Echo every rhythm, but the poison rhythm!

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2 Echo sing mi-re-do

Echo sing mi-re-do

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3 Sing the song, "Wear a Mask"

Sing the song, "Wear a Mask"

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

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4 Create a rhythm pattern using quarter and eighth notes

Create a rhythm pattern using quarter and eighth notes. - the same notes used in "Wear a Mask"

You can download the note squares from the supporting resources.

OR

You can draw 8 quarter notes and 8 pairs of eighth notes yourself.
(Some teachers call quarter notes ta, and 8th notes ti-ti.
Some teachers use du and du-day)

Create a 16 beat rhythm composition.

Sing the song, "Wear a Mask" and then clap or play your composition as a B section. (a contrasting section)

5 Sing the song, "Wash Your Hands"

Sing the song, "Wash Your Hands"

Make up movements to the song.

Remember to sing this song in your twice, each time you wash your hands!

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6 Sing the song, "We'll Stay Apart"

Sing the song, "We'll Stay Apart"

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7 Sing the song, "Christopher McCracken"

Sing the song, "Christopher McCracken"

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8 Listen to the notation video for the song, "Let us Chase the Squirrel"

Listen to the notation video for the song, "Let us Chase the Squirrel"

Pause the video after a line and sing it back.

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9 Watch the class play the game for the song, "Let us Chase the Squirrel"

Watch the class play the game for the song, "Let us Chase the Squirrel"

If you have enough kids in your house, play the game.

If you have a brother or sister, you could play the game as a race: Sing the song, then race to see who finishes first!

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10 Sing the song, "The Music Time is Over"

Sing the song, "The Music Time is Over"

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