Grade 2 Lesson 1

In this lesson, you will

  • echo sing, “Welcome to Music”
  • echo rhythms and  melody patterns
  • Canada – learn to sing “O Canada”
  • USA – Learn to sing, “My Country ’tis of Thee”
  • keep the beat with the song, “Engine #9”
  • optional: Find things at home to use for sticks or shakers
  • play along with the song, “Ridin’ that New River Train
  • sing along with our closing song, “The Music Time is Over”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can move to the beat.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the Echoes in "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to Music".

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2 Echo Rhythms 1

Listen to the rhythm.

Then echo clap what you heard.

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3 Warm Up Your Voices With Bobo

Warm-up your voices with Bobo.

Echo what Bobo sings!

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Song Used: Engine Engine Number Nine

4 Echo Sing the Words For "Engine #9"

Echo sing the words for "Engine #9".

Listen and echo.

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Song Used: Engine Engine Number Nine

5 Echo Sing the Solfa Notes for "Engine #9"

Echo sing the solfa notes for "Engine #9".

Solfa or solfege is a way of naming notes that singers use.

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Song Used: Engine Engine Number Nine

6 Watch the Kids In Class Play The Singing Game "Engine #9"

Watch the kids in class play the singing game, "Engine #9".

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Song Used: Engine Engine Number Nine

7 Make Up Your Own Movements to the Song "Engine #9"

In the singing game, the leader made up movements and class copied.

If you have brothers or sisters at home, play the game with them.

If not, make up your own movements to do with the song.

Can you find or make something to use as instruments at home?

Play your instruments along with the song.

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Song Used: Engine Engine Number Nine

8 Point to the Beat As You Sing "Engine #9"

Point to the beat as you sing "Engine #9".

This is activity 1.

Optional: Try activity 3, 5 or 7.

Song Used: O Canada

9 If You Are Canadian, Sing "O Canada"

If you are Canadian, Sing "O Canada"

If this song is new for you, listen to the song.

Then, play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: My Country 'tis of Thee

10 If You Are American, sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee"

If you are American, sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee".

If this song is new for you, listen to the song.

Then, play the video again and sing along.

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11 Find Something At Home To Use for Instruments.

Find something at home to use for instruments.

You could use an ice cream bucket or a big bowl for a drum.

You could fill a small container with beads, rice or popcorn to make a shaker.

Song Used: Ridin' That New River Train

12 Play Your Instrument With the Song, "Ridin' that New River Train"

Play your instrument with the song, "Ridin' that New River Train".

Play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: The Music Time Is Over

13 Sing the Echoes in "The Music Time is Over"

Sing the echoes in "The Music Time is Over"

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