Grade 1 Lesson 20

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will:

  • #1 “Welcome to Music” – sing the echoes
  • Listening Kit 1 #36 “Gigue” – keep the beat
  • #60 “Tommy Tiddlemouse” – play a guessing game, read rhythm, read solfa
  • #65 “Michael Row” – sing and learn about spirituals
  • #66 “Rig a Jig Jig” – create movement to show the AB sections
  • #64 “Un Deux Trois” – create movement to the music

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can create movement and move to the beat.
  • I can read rhythm and melody patterns.
  • I can describe AB form.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music”

Sing the echoes for “Welcome to Music”.

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2 Keep the beat with Listening Kit #1 #36 “Gigue”

Choose 4 student leaders and have them create movement to the beat.

The rest of the class copies.

View the kids demo to see how to play.

Then, play the audio and play copycat with the kids.

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3 Audio for #36 "Gigue"

Play the audio and have students play copycat.

Song Used: Tommy Tiddlemouse

4 Play the guessing game #60 “Tommy Tiddlemouse”

Watch the note highlight video for song #60 “Tommy Tiddlemouse”.

If students can read m sl, have them sing the solfa.
If they are still preparing, have them show how the notes go higher/lower with arm motions.

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Song Used: Tommy Tiddlemouse

5 Watch the kids play #60 “Tommy Tiddlemouse”

Watch the kids play the game.

To play on Zoom: choose a guesser who hides eyes. Choose another student to be Tommy Tiddlemouse.
Tommy Tiddlemouse sings, "Who Am I?" alone at the end of the song.
The guesser gets 3 tries to guess who sang alone.

In-person: play the recording instead of singing. The child who is Tommy Tiddlemouse will say, "Who Am I?" instead of singing.

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6 Is it one sound or two?

Do the interactive activity with icons.

Go to the next activity and do the same with notes.

Explore the other interactive activities in this section as time permits.

Song Used: Michael Row

7 Learn about the song "Michael Row"

Read the slide to the students.

Song Used: Michael Row

8 Learn song #65 “Michael Row”

Listen to verse 1 on the video.

Play the video again and sing along.

Zoom: sing along.

In-person: listen to the song, then discuss how music is used in different ways by people all over the world.

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Song Used: Rig a Jig Jig

9 Watch how the kids play #66 “Rig a Jig Jig”

Watch the kids on the video.

Think about ways you could adapt the game for zoom or in-person.

Zoom: Everyone be "partners" with the teacher.

In-person: play the recording and do the movements.

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Song Used: Un Deux Trois

10 Watch the kids demo for “Un Deux Trois”

Watch the movement that the kids do.

Adapt for Zoom: Find something to use for rhythm sticks - 2 spoons will work.
Have students take 7 steps forward, then 7 steps backward.
Instead of the claps, click sticks 1-2-3, 1-2-3,
Then turn in their own circle for 8 beats. (Repeat sticks and turn)

Adapt the same way for in-person.

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Song Used: The Music Time Is Over

11 Sing the echoes in "The Music Time is Over"

Sing "The Music Time is Over".

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