Grade 2 Lesson 11

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • #1 “Welcome to Music” – sing the echoes
  • #33 “Napoléon” –  copy movements, sing or say the words
  • play Poison Melody with so-mi-la
  • #36 “Bluebells” – learn song, move with notes, play game, solfa names, rhythm sort
  • #20 “Icka Backa”* – play a song sort
  • #28. “Sing for Peace” – play along with instruments
  • #29. “Make a Difference” – sing, move to the song
  • Thanksgiving Options: #15 “Thanks a Lot” – play song #17 “I’m the Fastest Turkey” – sing, play game
  • “The Music Time Is Over” – sing

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read and sing melody patterns (s m l).
  • I can create accompaniments for a song or poem.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the Echoes to #1 "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes to #1 "Welcome to Music".

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Song Used: Napoléon

2 Copy the Movements for Song #33 "Napoléon"

Copy the movements for song #33 "Napoléon".

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Song Used: Napoléon

3 Learn to Sing or Say the French Words for #33 "Napoléon"

Play a line, then pause the video and repeat the words.

Continue until you can sing or say all the words of the song.

Try doing the movements while you sing!

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4 Play Poison Melody with so-mi-la

Play Poison Melody with so-mi-la.

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Song Used: Bluebells

5 Learn Song #36 "Bluebells" from the Note Highlights Video

Learn song #36 "Bluebells" from the note highlights video.

Play the video, pause at the end of each measure or each line and sing or say back.

In-person learning: Have students show with arm motions how the notes go higher and lower.
Have them do the solfa using hand-signs.

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Song Used: Bluebells

6 Play a Game with #36 "Bluebells"

This is a skipping rhyme. A Kids Demo video of the skipping game is available in Online Learning; select "General", then "Skipping Songs".

Online or in-person learning: Play this as a guessing game. Brainstorm a list of things that could be bought at a store, e.g. bread, potatoes, ketchup, whipping cream. The teacher or one of the students claps the rhythm of one of the objects and the class has to guess which one was clapped.

Song Used: Bluebells

7 Name the Solfa Notes for Song #36 "Bluebells"

Name the solfa notes for song #36 "Bluebells".

Song Used: Bluebells

8 Do a Rhythm Sort for Song #36 "Bluebells"

Do a rhythm sort for song #36 "Bluebells".

9 Use the Manipulatives Given (or Create Your Own) to Sort the Song Rhythm

Use the manipulatives given or create your own to sort the song rhythm.

If you are able to print, print the song sort manipulatives from Supporting Resources above.

If not, fold 2 pieces of paper in 1/2, 1/2 again, and 1/2 again to make 8 squares.
Then copy the rhythms of the song onto your squares.

Cut out the squares and mix them up.
Then sort the notes to re-create the song rhythm.

Choose 2 instruments and decide how you want to play your song sort.

Song Used: Icka Backa*

10 Watch the Demo Video of Students Playing a Song Sort of Song #20 "Icka Backa"*

Watch the Kids Demo video of students playing a song sort of #20 "Icka Backa"*.
This is the way that this group decided to perform. You might think of different ways!

Adapt this activity for online or in-person classes.

Online learning: Students will have to choose just one (maybe two) instruments so they can play all parts by themselves.

In-person learning: Students may have to work alone to maintain physical distancing or work with just one partner.

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11 Here's Another Way to Perform a Song Sort

Here's another way to perform a song sort.

This group performed the song sort, assigning one instrument the quarter note, and a different instrument the 8th notes.

You can decide how you want to perform!

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Song Used: Sing for Peace

12 Play Instruments with #28 "Sing for Peace"

Play instruments with #28 "Sing for Peace" .

If you don't have the instruments that are asked for, substitute.

Song Used: Sing for Peace

13 Play Instruments with #28 "Sing for Peace" - audio track

Play instruments with the song #28 "Sing for Peace" audio track.

Song Used: Make a Difference

14 Review #29 "Make a Difference" and Make Up Your Own Movements

Sing song #29 "Make a Difference" and make up your own movements.

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Song Used: Thanks a Lot!

15 Thanksgiving Option: song #15 "Thanks a Lot!"

Thanksgiving Option: Play song #15 "Thanks a Lot".

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Song Used: I'm the Fastest Turkey

16 Sing the Echoes for Song #17 "I'm the Fastest Turkey"

Sing the echoes for song #17 "I'm the Fastest Turkey".

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Song Used: I'm the Fastest Turkey

17 Adapt The Game "Fastest Turkey" for Online or In-person Learning

Adapt for online learning: Invite one student to run back and forth in front of their device camera while you sing the song. The rest of the class counts how many times they saw the "turkey".

Adapt for in-person learning: Go outside and play the chase game as a race game. Some teachers have been allowed to use a pool noodle to "tag" students with. If you have enough noodles so students do not have to share, you could try the game as a chase game.

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Song Used: The Music Time Is Over

18 Sing "The Music Time Is Over"

Sing "The Music Time Is Over".

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