Grade 2 Lesson 12

In this lesson you will

Sing the echoes for  “Welcome to Music”

Review #33 “Napoleon”

Read, sing and play the game for #37 “Johnny Caught a Flea”

Create B sections with interactives or manipulatives – teach Orff arrangement if in-person and allowed

Thanksgiving Options: #15 Thanks a Lot  #17 Fastest Turkey

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 "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes to "Welcome to Music"

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Song Used: Napoléon

2 Review song #33 "Napoleon"

Review song #33 "Napoleon"

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3 Play Match the Melody with do mi so la

Play Match the Melody with do mi so la

It's 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.

Zoom game option 1: HIde an ugly plastic bug under one of three cups. While the kids sing the song, move the cups around. Choose a child to guess which cup the bug is under - cup #1, #2 or #3

Zoom game option 2: Have one child at a time dramatize the flea "dying" as the kids do in the kids demo. (see below)

In-person - 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 in-person.

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Song Used: Johnny Caught a Flea

5 Watch the kids demo for "Johnny Caught a Flea"

Watch the kids demo for "Johnny Caught a Flea"

Zoom game option 1: HIde an ugly plastic bug under one of three cups. While the kids sing the song, move the cups around. Choose a child to guess which cup the bug is under - cup #1, #2 or #3

Zoom game option 2: Have one child at a time dramatize the flea "dying" as the kids do in the kids demo. (see below)

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6 Do the solfa interactive activity for "Johnny Caught a Flea"

Do the solfa interactive activity for "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=A Rhythm=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: 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 8th notes in the squares. Cut them out to create a B section.

Song Used: Sing For Peace

9 Review: Play instruments with "Sing for Peace"

Review: Play instruments with "Sing for Peace"

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

Song Used: Sing For Peace

10 Play instruments with "Sing for Peace" - audio track

Play instruments with "Sing for Peace" - audio track

Song Used: Thanks A Lot

11 Thanksgiving Option #15 "Thanks a Lot"

Thanksgiving Option #15 "Thanks a Lot"

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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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13 Adapt the game "Fastest Turkey" for Zoom or in-person

Adapt for Zoom: invite one child 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: Go outside and play the chase game as a race game. Some teachers have been allowed to use a pool noodle to "tag" kids 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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14 Sing, "The Music Time is Over"

Sing, "The Music Time is Over"

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