In this lesson, you will:
“Welcome to Music”
Sing to Melody,Rhythm Playalong #3-1
Read/Listen to So-me Storybook #3 – So-me and the Boss
Review #91 “Bunny Rabbit Boogie”
Review Shake it! (Susie and Phil)
Song #88 “Five Little Ducks” listen with manipulatives
Review #21, “The Duck” from Peter and the Wolf
The Swan – Carnival of the Animals – mirror movement, trace melody map
Listen to the story (play Swan while reading) and illustrate the Ugly Duckling little storybook
- I can sing and move to music
- I can read rhythm and melody patterns
- I can respond to music and discuss the composers intent
2 Sing to Melody Elephant
Invite the children to sing to Melody.
If they use a speaking voice, Melody won't do what they want.
But if they sing to Melody, she'll do what they sing.
For example: Melody, jump up and down.
This helps children to distinguish between singing and speaking voices, and it encourages vocal improvisation.
3 Rhythm Playalong #3-1
Decide how to perform the rhythms.
You could use body percussion or instruments.
You could play the top line on one, and the bottom line on another.
You could play all the quarter notes one way and the 8th notes another.
Try it out!
8 Sing the song Five Little Ducks
Watch the video and listen to verse 1.
Play the video again and sing along to the song "Five Little Ducks".
9 Count backwards from five with your five little duck manipulatives
Print out and colour the 5 little duck manipulatives or create your own 5 ducks.
As you listen and sing wtih the song (above) start with 5 ducks in front of you.
As each duck disappears, turn one duck picture over.
At the end of the song, bring all your ducks back!
11 Read the story "Ugly Duckling" with background music. (The Swan)
Read the story of the Ugly Duckling to the children. (in supporting resources)
While you read, play "The Swan" as background music.
Optional: A reproducible storybook of the "Ugly Duckling" is given for students to illustrate. This may be a good activity for children in in-person classes with no singing/touching.
12 Move with hands or plates to "The Swan"
If you have thin white paper plates, give two to each child.
If you don't have plates, do the movement with hands.
Copy the movements.
13 Trace the melody of The Swan
As the listening map plays, demonstrate to students how to trace the melody.
A pointing page is given in supporting resources for the students.
If you can print this page, give it to the students so they can trace the melody.
If printing isn't possible, have students point to the video.
Discuss with the students how the composer made us think of a swan. (tempo, instrument, smooth/bumpy)
14 Optional: Swan pointing page
Optional: Print this page for students to trace the melody as they listen.
15 Optional: Complete The Swan Worksheet
Optional: Complete The Swan Worksheet if you have access to a printer.
If you don't have a printer, invite the children to draw a picture of what the music makes them think of.