Grade 2 Lesson 12

In this lesson you will

  • #1 “Welcome to Music” – sing the echoes
  • #33 “Napoléon” – review song
  • play Match the Melody
  • #37 “Johnny Caught a Flea” – read, sing, play game, solfa interactive
  • create B sections with interactives or manipulatives, teach Orff arrangement (in-person learning, if allowed)
  • #28 “Sing for Peace” – play along with instruments
  • Thanksgiving options: #15 “Thanks a Lot” #17 “I’m the Fastest Turkey” – sing the echoes, play game
  • “The Music Time Is Over” – sing

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read melody and rhythm patterns.
  • I can create and perform B sections using note manipulatives or interactive.

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 Review Song #33 "Napoléon"

Review Song #33 "Napoléon".

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3 Play Match the Melody with do-mi-so-la

Play Match the Melody with do-mi-so-la.

Select Game #6. Play Level 5.

Song Used: Johnny Caught a Flea

4 Learn to Sing and Play #37 "Johnny Caught a Flea" From the Note Highlights

Learn to sing and play #37 "Johnny Caught a Flea" from the note highlights.

Online learning game option 1: Hide an ugly plastic bug under one of three cups. While students sing the song, move the cups around. Choose a student to guess which cup the bug is under: cup #1, #2 or #3.

Online learning game option 2: Have one student at a time dramatize the flea "dying" as students do in the Kids Demo video. (see below)

In-person learning:
Play the recording and do solfa hand signs.
-or-
The teacher could play the melody on a barred instrument and students do hand signs. Use either of the above game options for in-person learning.

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Song Used: Johnny Caught a Flea

5 Watch the Kids Demo Video for #37 "Johnny Caught a Flea"

Watch the Kids Demo video for #37 "Johnny Caught a Flea".

Online learning game option 1: Hide an ugly plastic bug under one of three cups. While students sing the song, move the cups around. Choose a student to guess which cup the bug is under: cup #1, #2 or #3.

Online learning game option 2: Have one student at a time dramatize the flea "dying" as students do in the Kids Demo video. (see below)

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6 Do the Solfa Interactive Activity for #37 "Johnny Caught a Flea"

Do the solfa interactive activity for #37 "Johnny Caught a Flea".

7 Create B Sections with Note Interactive or Manipulatives

Create B sections with note interactive or manipulatives.

Teachers can use the interactive to model.

Create the rhythm, then decide how to perform.
Try playing line 1 on one instrument and line 2 on a different one.
Try playing one note value on an instrument and other note values on a different instrument.
Decide how you like it the best.

Decide on the form. Song is section A, rhythm is section B.
ABA or AB or however you'd like.

Students can do this activity on devices or with the printable manipulatives provided in Supporting Resources.

In-person learning: If you have Orff instruments, teach the Orff arrangement to accompany the song.

8 Print or Draw the Note Manipulatives

Print or draw the note manipulatives.

If you have a printer, print this out.
Cut out the notes to make manipulatives to create a B section.

If you don't have a printer, fold a piece of paper in 1/2, then 1/2 again and 1/2 again so that you have 8 squares. Draw four quarter notes and four pairs of eighth notes in the squares. Cut them out to create a B section.

Song Used: Sing for Peace

9 Review: Play Instruments with #28 "Sing for Peace"

Review: Play instruments with #28 "Sing for Peace".

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

Song Used: Sing for Peace

10 Play Instruments with #28 "Sing for Peace" - Audio Track

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

Song Used: Thanks a Lot!

11 Thanksgiving Option: #15 "Thanks a Lot"

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

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Song Used: I'm the Fastest Turkey

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

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

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Song Used: I'm the Fastest Turkey

13 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

14 Sing "The Music Time Is Over"

Sing "The Music Time Is Over".

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