Grade 1 Lesson 28 (a.1)

In this lesson, students will
  • learn 3 spring themed songs
  • they will  create a storyboard
  • sing using solfege
  • speak rhythm
  • make loud and quiet patterns, and use loud and quiet in a song

Objectives

  • I can sing a song using solfege
  • I can echo the rhythm of a song
  • I can sing loud and quiet (soft)

Teaching Procedure

1 Watch and Sing Along to Little Rabbit Foo foo

Watch the video of the song Little Rabbit Foo foo, and sing along with the words.

After each verse, stop and think of what might happen next!

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2 Watch how the Kids Act out the Story with Movement

Watch the performance video of the song Little Rabbit Foo foo, and sing along with the words.

Watch how the kids move and act out the story.

Can you act out the story too?

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3 Draw the story of Little Rabbit Foo Foo

Do you remember the characters in the song?

Use the story-board worksheet or your own piece of paper to draw the story that happens in the song.

4 Sing the song Bunny Hides a Basket

Watch the video.

Watch again, and sing along to learn the song Bunny Hides a Basket

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5 Sing the Solfege for Bunny Hides a Basket

Listen to the highlights video.

In the first part, you'll sing the song slowly and see how the notes go higher and lower.

In the second part, listen to the song as it is sung in solfege.

Can you listen to a part, pause the video, then repeat each phrase?

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6 Play the Game “Bunny Hides a Basket”

Play the game bunny hides a basket.

Have one child leave the room while another hides a basket or toy in the room.

When the child outside returns, they will look for the toy/basket.

Everyone will sing softly when they are far away form the item, and get louder as they move closer to the item.

7 Make Loud and Quiet Patterns and use Loud and Quiet in Music

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8 Sing the song Five Little Ducks

Watch the video and sing along to the song 5 Little Ducks.

After each verse, pause the video and talk about what you think will happen next!

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9 Play along with Your Five Little Ducks

Print out and colour the 5 little ducks puppet sheet or create your own duck puppets.

Using your puppets, sing along to the video and act out the story!

10 Review Lessons 26 and 27

Make a list of your favorite songs.

You can review the whole lesson, or you can search for your favorite songs using the search too.

11 Assessment Suggestions

Assessment Suggestions - Your teacher will ask you for what she would like

Send a video of your loud-quiet pattern

Send a video to your teacher of you singing the solfege for bunny hides a basket

Send a video to your teacher of you speaking and clapping the rhythm to bunny hides a basket.

12 Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.
Music education is important for all learners, and maybe more so during difficult times.
Keep making music while your children are home!