In this lesson, you will:

  • #1 “Welcome to Music” – perform rhythms to the song
  • echo Bobo
  • #80 “Lucky Leprechaun” – review
  • #81 “Eensy Weensy Spider” 
  • Listening Kit 1 #13 “Personages with Long Ears” from Carnival of the Animals – move to show high/low with scarves
  • #82 “Bingo”- sing, do rhythms
  • “So-me… Oh and Romeo” (Book 4)
  • explore games – high/low game

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read rhythm and melody patterns.
  • I can listen and respond to music.
  • I can move to show high and low.

Teaching Procedure

1 Perform rhythms to “Welcome to Music”

Echo clap the Rhythms in “Welcome to Music”.

The teacher claps the first pattern, and students clap the second.
Some of the patterns are new for Grade 1, so echo clap them.

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2 Echo St. Patrick's Day Bobo

Echo the patterns that Bobo sings.

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Song Used: Lucky Leprechaun

3 Review #80 “Lucky Leprechaun”

Invite the students to tell you what they know about leprechauns.
(if too many want to share, invite them to share with a neighbor)

Keep the beat as you listen to the song. The teacher could be the leader, or choose leaders from the class and have all copy the leader.

Play again and sing along.

Adapt the game:
A section: March in place
B section: do a “sailors horn pipe” - fold arms and jig in place

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Song Used: Eensy Weensy Spider

4 Sing and move to #81 “Eensy Weensy Spider”

Sing and move to the song.

This will be familiar to many children.

This is a good time to review high-middle-low and to sing using high-middle-low

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5 Move with ribbons or scarves to show high/low in "Personages with Long Ears"

Move with ribbons or scarves to show high/low.

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6 Watch the Listening Map for "Personages with Long Ears"

Follow the listening map.

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7 Do a coloring page on "Personages with Long Ears"

Coloring page shows the instrument used and highlights the concepts: high/low and loud/quiet.

The coloring page includes a donkey, and a music critic.

Some people thought that the composer was imagining that music critics were donkeys when he wrote this piece.

8 Play the 'Up, Down or Same' game

Song Used: Bingo

9 Sing #82 “Bingo" and play the clapping part on instruments

If students are at home, find something to use for instruments.
You could use wooden spoons, two spoons, or fill a container to use as a shaker.

In-person give the students instruments.

Sing the song and play the B-I-N-G-O part on instruments.

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10 Read or watch "So-me... Oh and Romeo" storybook (#4)

If you have the print copy of this story book read it to the students.

If not, watch the video.

Pause each time So-me's name is sung and echo it.

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11 Explore games as time permits (Classic Site)

Explore the games as time permits.

Suggested games for Grade 1 include Game #9, 12, 13, 15.

12 Explore games as time permits (Beta Site)

Explore the games as time permits.

Suggested games for Grade 1 include 'Up and Down', 'Loud and Quiet', 'High Low', and 'Fast Slow'.

Song Used: The Music Time Is Over

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

Sing "The Music Time is Over".

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