In this lesson you will
  • Echo sing so-mi-do in the Poison Melody Game
  • sing a so-mi-do song “Hurry Easter Bunny”
  • Sing and create movements to “Bunny Boogie” and “Let’s Save Water.”
  • Listen to “Hens and Roosters”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing do-mi-so patterns, and do-mi-so in a song
  • I can create movement to a song
  • I can imagine hens and roosters when I'm listening

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Melody

2 Read the words of the song "Hurry Easter Bunny"

Read the words of the song "Hurry Easter Bunny"

3 Watch the Note Highlights Video of the song "Hurry Easter Bunny"

Watch the Note Highlights Video of the song "Hurry Easter Bunny"

Play a line of the song. Pause. Echo the line that you heard.

Play the next line of the song. Pause. Echo the line that you heard.

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4 Sing the song "Hurry Easter Bunny"

Sing the song "Hurry Easter Bunny"

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5 Watch how the kids play the game for "Hurry Easter Bunny"

Watch how the kids play the game for "Hurry Easter Bunny"

If you have enough kids in your house, play the game.

If you don't have enough kids, play the game with your stuffed animals!

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6 Read the words for the song, "Bunny Rabbit Boogie"

Read the words for the song, "Bunny Rabbit Boogie"

7 Sing the song, "Bunny Rabbit Boogie"

Sing the song, "Bunny Rabbit Boogie"

Play the song again, and make up movements to go with it.

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8 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.

9 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?

10 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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11 Watch the movie about "Hens and Roosters."

Watch the movie about "Hens and Roosters."

Imagine the hens and roosters scrapping over some grain.

The rooster is trying to steal the grain from the hens.

Do the think that the rooster got the grain?

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12 EXTRA - Watch So-me Movie, "So-me and the Spider"

This is an extra activity.

Watch the So-me Movie, "So-me and the Spider"

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

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13 Assessment Ideas

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments.

14 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!