Grade 1 Extra Lesson: March Week 5

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will:

  • #1 “Welcome to Music” – play instruments
  • do a rhythm play along #2-2
  • echo Bunny Bobo
  • create an Egg Rhythm Composition
  • #91 “Bunny Rabbit Boogie” – review
  •  #87 “Little Rabbit Foo Foo” – illustrate storybook, if left out previous week
  • #89 “Bunny Hides a Basket” – game, note highlights, loud/quiet patterns
  • #90 “Hurry Easter Bunny”  d m s
  • “Hens and Roosters”, from Carnival of the Animals 

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read, sing and play loud and quiet.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Welcome to Music

Find some scrapers and play along!

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2 Play along with the rhythm

Choose body percussion or instruments to play the rhythms.

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3 Echo Bunny Bobo

Can you make up your own patterns for Bobo to sing?

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4 Create an Egg Rhythm Composition

Select 4 "egg" rhythm patterns.

Decide how to perform them.

You could use body percussion or instruments!

Song Used: Bunny Rabbit Boogie

5 Move to #91 “Bunny Rabbit Boogie”

Move as the words suggest.

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Song Used: Little Rabbit Foo Foo

6 Review #87 “Little Rabbit Foo Foo”

This is a fun story.

If you can find a storybook of it, read/sing the story to the children.

Students may enjoy illustrating the story if this was left out last week.

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Song Used: Bunny Hides a Basket

7 Watch note highlights video for #89 “Bunny Hides a Basket”

Watch the video to see how the notes go higher and lower.

Your students may be able to clap the rhythm of the song.

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Song Used: Bunny Hides a Basket

8 Adapt and play the singing game for #89 “Bunny Hides a Basket”

You may not be allowed to play the hiding game for this song.

Give each student one "egg" using the template given.

Invite 1-3 students to be egg 'hiders." (the more students that are 'hiders' the quicker the game will go)
They will hide an egg behind their back, then pass it from hand to hand during the song.
At the end of the song, students can guess which hand the egg is in. Keep track of turns, and keep track of who had the most correct guesses.
Use one of the "eggs".

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9 Egg rhythms template

Have the students clap their egg rhythm, and have the class echo.

To extend, have students create and play rhythm compositions using more than one egg rhythm.

Song Used: Hurry Easter Bunny

10 Sing and play #90 “Hurry Easter Bunny”

Listen to the song.
Play the song again and sing along.

This is usually played as a circle chase game.

Adapt: Choose 2 racers and have them race around their desks and sit down. At home, racers could race around a chair.
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Choose 2 racers and give them a challenge.
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Choose 2 competitors and have them play rock, paper, scissors.

Bev Cheverie idea: During intro I give a student 2 Easter eggs. They and all students have heads down so no one knows who the bunny is. During the short song, repeated verse, the student bunny puts an egg on two students’ desks and quickly and quietly back to their seat. The two only get to guess who was the bunny at the end of the song. The bunny gets to ‘reveal’ if not guessed. Heads down again. I pick the bunny everytime I always pick singers and no peekers. Use Covid style paper eggs.

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11 Watch the intro to "Hens and Roosters"

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12 Watch the listening map for "Hens and Roosters"

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13 Complete the worksheet for "Hens and Roosters"

This worksheet includes the instruments used, concept highlighted (smooth or bumpy music), and the students get to color the rooster and the hens.