Grade 1 Lesson 27 (m.4)

In this lesson, you’ll:
  • make up some moves to a song
  • learn about beat and rhythm
  • learn some themes from Peter and the Wolf.

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can move to the beat
  • I can tell how many sounds are on a beat
  • I can tell if music is high or low, loud or quiet, fast or slow

Teaching Procedure

1 Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.
Music education is important for all learners, and maybe more so during difficult times.
Keep making music while your children are home!

Song Used: Feelin’ Alive

2 Make up Moves to the Music

Feelin' Alive is a great movement song.

Listen to the words of the song, and make up movements to go with it.

Think of movements that you can do for each chorus.

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Song Used: Bow Wow Wow

3 Listen to the song, Bow Wow Wow

Listen to Bow Wow Wow.
This video will sing the words slowly, then will sing the song in solfa.
Solfa or solfege is a way of naming notes that singers use.
Think of Do a Deer: do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do

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4 Watch the Kids Clapping Game

Watch the Kids demo.

Try the clapping pattern with someone in your house.

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Song Used: Bow Wow Wow

5 Practice the Beat and Learn about Rhythm

Open the interactive and point to the beat (heart) as you sing the song.

Song Used: Bow Wow Wow

6 Beat Chart: Practice the Beat and Learn about Rhythm

Open the interactive and click on some of the beats (hearts) to turn them off. Then sing the song! Remember to sing the beats (hearts) that you turned off "in your head."

Song Used: Bow Wow Wow

7 How Many Sounds?

How Many Sounds? Is there one sound or two? Or are there no sounds?

To do: Drag the puppies to show how many sounds you hear.

Song Used: Bow Wow Wow

8 How Many Sounds? (With notes!)

In the last activity, you used puppies to show one and two sounds. In this activity, use real notes to write the rhythm! One sound on a beat is "ta". Two sounds are called "ti-ti." No sound on a beat is a rest. Use the "ta" and "ti-ti" notes to write the rhythm of Bow Wow Wow.

Song Used: Bow Wow Wow

9 Create a Word Rhythm Pattern

Now it's your turn to create a word rhythm pattern!

Here's an example:
Tommy, Tommy, Tommy, Dog
Dog, Dog, Tommy, Dog.

Say your word rhythm pattern out loud and clap it! If you've made home-made instruments play your rhythm on instruments.

Song Used: Bow Wow Wow

10 Name the Solfa Notes in Bow Wow Wow

In this activity, you'll name the notes with solfa names.
Do is d, Re is r, Mi is m, So is s, and La is l.

If you can't remember the solfa, press the play button and listen to the singer sing it in solfa again.

11 Listen to "The Bird" from Peter and the Wolf

The Bird - This is a theme from Peter and the Wolf.
Listen and point to the picture that describes the music.

(possible answers: fast; short separated; high; quiet or medium).

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12 Listen to "The Duck" from Peter and the Wolf

The Duck -
Listen and point to picture

(possible answers: slow or medium; medium loud; medium pitch)

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13 Explore Games

Explore some Music Games:
Up and Down
Loud Quiet
High Low
Fast Slow

14 Assessment Suggestions

Assessment suggestions:
-send your teacher a video of student singing Bow Wow Wow
-send your teacher a video of student saying and clapping Tommy/Dog word rhythm

15 Music Education is Important!

Music Education is Important
- whether you are learning in a school or learning at home!