Grade 1 Lesson 30

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will:

  • “Welcome to Music” – with body percussion

  • review Shake It!  – move to the music

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

  • Sing to Bobo

  • Poison (Oops) Melody so-mi-do

  • #94 “Apple Tree” – game, d m sl interactives,

  • fruit word rhythm composition

  • Aquarium – intro, movement, worksheet

Objectives

  • I can perform and create rhythm and melody patterns
  • I can respond to music with movement
  • I can track a melody in a listening map

Teaching Procedure

1 "Welcome to Music" with body percussion

Do body percussion as shown with our welcome song!

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2 Review "Shake it!"

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3 Review #92 “Let’s Save Water”

- sing and move to the song

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4 Sing to Bobo

- echo what Bobo sings

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Song Used: Apple Tree

5 Play Poison Melody with d m s

The next song begins with "Apple tree, apple tree."

Singers use the solfa notes so and mi to name these notes.

Sing some do-so-mi patterns to warm up for the Apple Tree song.

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Song Used: Apple Tree

6 Listen to and sing "Apple Tree" note highlights

Play the note highlights video for the "Apple Tree" song.

Pause after a line and echo the singing.

Watch how the notes go higher and lower!

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7 Sing "Apple Tree" all the way through

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8 Adapt the game for "Apple Tree"

Watch how the kids play the Apple Tree game, and think of ways you can adapt the game.

Virtual - Do the students know their class list order? If they do, assign each child to sing what's on one beat of the song. All will unmute. Start with the student closest to A.
student 1 will sing: apple student 2 will sing: tree student 3 will sing: apple student 4 will sing: tree. etc.
Continue until you've sung the whole song. When they are good at, try it faster, and if a student misses singing their word on the beat they are out.

In-person - form a large circle. Have each child say the words to one beat of the song.
student 1 will say: apple student 2 will say: tree student 3 will say: apple student 4 will say: tree. etc.
Continue until you've said the whole song. When they are good at, try it faster, and if a student misses saying their word on the beat they are out. If you do this with the recording, the students will learn the song, even if they can't sing.

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9 Do the interactive rhythm activities for "Apple Tree"

The activities you choose for your students will depend on their prior experience.

If your students have not labeled ta and ti-ti yet, start at the beginning.

If your students are already reading ta and ti-ti, start at activity #6 - How Many Sounds

10 Create a word rhythm composition with fruit words

I do - we do - you do is an awesome teaching technique.

I do - model with the interactive activity how to create and play a word rhythm composition with kinds of fruit.

We do - invite the students to suggest words to use, then what kind of instruments/body percussion/found sounds to play the rhythm. Invite their help in deciding if you should use the rhythm as an introduction to the song, or maybe 4 beats of it as an ostinato.

You do - a printable set of manipulatives is given for this activity. Give a set to each child and have them create and play their own word rhythm composition.

11 Manipulatives for creating your own word rhythm pattern with fruit

You do - a printable set of manipulatives is given for this activity. Give a set to each child and have them create and play their own word rhythm composition.

12 Optional: Is it one sound or two?

If you have a printer at home, print the 'One Sound or Two' worksheet.

If you don't have a printer, make two columns on a piece of paper. Label one column 'One Sound'.
Label the other column 'Two Sounds'.

Clap the fruit words. Decide if they have one sound or two.

Write the name of the fruit in the correct column.

13 Watch the intro video for "Aquarium"

- watch the intro

- how does it make you feel

- what is your first reaction to the music

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14 Move with hands or plates to the music

- if you have 2 paper plates for each student, hand them out

- if not, students can move their hands to the music

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15 Follow the listening map for "Aquarium"

- the teacher should project and point to the map as the music plays

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16 Optional - have the students point to their own listening map for Aquarium

17 Have students color and complete the worksheet for Aquarium