Grade 1 Lesson 29

In this lesson, you will:

  • “Welcome to Music”

  • Play Poison Melody with d m s patterns

  • Rhythm Playalong #3-2

  • Shake it! (Susie and Phil)

  • #92 “Let’s Save Water” – Earth Day

  • review #88 “Five Little Ducks” — sing, – illustrate storybook

  • review The Swan – Carnival of the Animals    – mirror movement

  • Pianists – Carnival, intro, mime, movement, worksheet

    Optional:  So-me storybook – So-me and the Spider

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read rhythm and melody patterns
  • I can listen and respond to music

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Melody

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2 Rhythm Play Along #3-2

- choose how to perform the rhythm

- you could use body percussion (clap, pat, stomp), instruments or found sounds

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3 Sing and move to "Shake it!"

- sing and move to "Shake it!"

- a kids demo follows, if you need movement ideas

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4 Move to "Shake it!"

- this demo video is to give you movement ideas for "Shake it!"

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Song Used: Let’s Save Water

5 Read the words for the song "Let's Save Water."

Read the words for the song "Let's Save Water."

What is the song about?

Why should we save water?

Parents: Replace the words "put a brick in your toilet" with "get a low flush toilet." When the song was written, putting a brick in the toilet displaced some of the water creating a "low flush" toilet. Now, low flush toilets can be purchased in any plumbing store.

Song Used: Let’s Save Water

6 Read the words for verse three of the song, "Let's Save Water."

Read the words for verse three of the song "Let's Save Water."

Can you think of any other ways to save water?

Song Used: Let’s Save Water

7 Sing the song "Let's Save Water."

Sing the song "Let's Save Water."

Replace the words "put a brick in your toilet" with "get a low flush toilet."

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Song Used: Five Little Ducks

8 review #88 “Five Little Ducks”

- review the song

- as an option, have the students illustrate the little book of the song

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9 Optional - Illustrate a little book of "Five Little Ducks"

- this option is good for in-person classes where singing isn't allowed. Kids get to experience the song.
- teachers can give students a link to the song to sing at home.

10 review "The Swan"

- review "The Swan"

- if you don't have paper plates, use your hands to do the movements

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11 Watch a performance of "The Pianists"

- this is a performance of "Pianists" from Carnival of the Animals

- the composer was teasing his friends who played piano by including them in a composition that is all about animals

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12 Watch the kids movement to "Pianists"

- in this video, Dana Herro's students are doing a movement to show how the music goes

- when the students run back and forth they are showing how the notes go up the keyboard and down the keyboard.

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13 Optional: Do a worksheet about "Pianists"

Optional - if you have a printer, complete the worksheet

14 Optional - Watch the So-me video "So-me and the Spider"

Watch the So-me video "So-me and the Spider".

When the narrator sings, pause the video and echo what was sung.

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