Grade 1 Lesson 10

Note:  Thanksgiving Options for USA schools are at the end of the lesson.

In this Lesson you will

“Welcome to Music”

#36. Cuckoo – play adapted game, trace and color pointing page, interactive solfa if ready

Listen Kit 1: #14 Cuckoo – count how many times you hear the cuckoo

review: #32. Peace in my Heart, #33. Just One Candle

Thanksgiving options: #21 I’m Thankful #23 I Like Turkey #25 Five Fat Turkeys

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can sing and draw melodic patterns (s m)

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the echoes to "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes to "Welcome to Music"

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2 Echo so-mi patterns

Echo so-mi patterns

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Song Used: Cuckoo

3 Watch the note highlights video for "Cuckoo"

Watch the note highlights video for "Cuckoo"

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Song Used: Cuckoo

4 Watch the kids demo video to see how the game is played

Watch the kids demo video to see how the game is played.

Adapt for Zoom: one child closes eyes, all sing, one child un-mutes and sings solo. Guesser has 3 tries to guess who sang.

Adapt for in-person: one child closes eyes, all say or sing, one child sings or says solo. Guesser has 3 tries to guess who sang or spoke.

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5 Name the solfa notes in the song, "Cuckoo"

Name the solfa notes in the song, "Cuckoo"

Song Used: Cuckoo

6 One sound or two? Figure out the rhythm of the song, "Cuckoo"

One sound or two? Figure out the rhythm of the song, "Cuckoo"

Song Used: Cuckoo

7 Trace and color the notes of the song.

Trace and color the notes of the song.

Practice drawing the treble clef!

8 Listen to "The Cuckoo" from Carnival of the Animals

Listen to "The Cuckoo" from Carnival of the Animals

Count how many times you heard the cuckoo sing.

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9 Sing and create your own movements to "Peace in my Heart"

Sing and create your own movements to "Peace in my Heart"

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10 Listen to the song, "Just One Candle"

Listen to the song, "Just One Candle"

While you listen, think of movements you could do with the song.

Play the video again, and sing along.

A video with sign language is in development! Coming soon.

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11 Play instruments with the song

You could also have instruments play along using this very simple arrangement. Play part one during the A section and part two during the B section. Decide what to play for the ending.

Teach the body percussion first, then transfer to instruments.
Substitute instruments depending on what you have available to use.

Or - create your own arrangement!

Song Used: I’m Thankful

12 Thanksgiving Options: #21 "I'm Thankful"

Thanksgiving Options: #21 "I'm Thankful"

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Song Used: I Like Turkey

13 Thanksgiving Option: #23 "I LIke Turkey" chase game

Thanksgiving Option: #23 "I Like Turkey" chase game

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Song Used: I Like Turkey

14 Thanksgiving Option: Kids demo of #23 "I Like Turkey"

Thanksgiving Option: Kids demo of #23 "I Like Turkey"

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Song Used: Five Fat Turkeys

15 Thanksgiving Option: #25 "Five Fat Turkeys"

Thanksgiving Option: #25 "Five Fat Turkeys"

play the game or create accompaniment with rhythm instruments.

Adapt for Zoom: Choose one child to be the cook. The cook hides his eyes. The teacher chooses 5 kids and pretends to give them feathers. Sing the song. The cook tries to guess which children are the turkeys. Play again with a new cook. Keep track of which cook gets the most right. That cook is the winner.

Adapt for in-person: Choose one child to be the cook. The cook hides his eyes. The teacher chooses 5 kids and pretends to give them feathers. Listen to the song. The cook tries to guess which children are the turkeys. Play again with a new cook. Keep track of which cook gets the most right. That cook is the winner.

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16 Sing, "The Music Time is Over"

Sing, "The Music Time is Over"

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