Grade 1 Lesson 9

In this lesson, you will:

  • #1 “Welcome to Music” – sing the song
  • echo so-la so-mi patterns
  • #34 “Bounce the Ball” – play a ball bounce game, teach accents, sing the song in solfa, and name solfa notes
  • #32 “Peace in my Heart” – sing and play with the song
  • #33 “Just One Candle” – sing the song and play along with instruments

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can show accented beats.
  • I can sing melodic patterns (m sl).

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the Echoes to "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes to "Welcome to Music."

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2 Echo m sl Patterns

Echo m sl patterns.

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Song Used: Bounce the Ball

3 Watch the Note Highlights Video for "Bounce the Ball"

Watch the note highlights video for "Bounce the Ball."

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Song Used: Bounce the Ball

4 Find a Ball and Learn how to Play the Game

Find a ball and learn how to play the game.

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Song Used: Bounce the Ball

5 Learn About Strong Beats - Accented Beats

Learn about strong beats - accented beats.

Song Used: Bounce the Ball

6 Trace and Color the Notes of the Song

Trace and color the notes of the song.

7 Create a Word Rhythm with Ball Bouncing Words

Create a word rhythm with ball bouncing words.

Perform this word rhythm as an ostinato with the song.
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Use the word rhythm as a B section, and decide how to perform: AB. A B A.

Song Used: Peace in my Heart

8 Copy the Class's Movements for the Song "Peace in my Heart"

Copy the class's movements for the song "Peace in my Heart."

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Song Used: Peace in my Heart

9 Sing and Create Your own Movements to "Peace in my Heart"

Sing and create your own movements to "Peace in my Heart."

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Song Used: Just One Candle

10 Listen to the Song "Just One Candle"

Listen to the song "Just One Candle."

While you listen, think of movements you could do with the song.

Play the video again, and sing along.

Videos on how to perform the song with sign language are available to use! You can find them on the regular Song page for "Just One Candle".

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Song Used: Just One Candle

11 Play Instruments with the Song

You could also have instruments play along using this very simple arrangement. Play part one during the A section and part two during the B section. Decide what to play for the ending.

Teach the body percussion first, then transfer to instruments.
Substitute instruments depending on what you have available to use.
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Create your own arrangement!

Song Used: The Music Time Is Over

12 Sing "The Music Time is Over"

Sing "The Music Time is Over."

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