Grade 2 Lesson 16

In this lesson, you will

  • Learn to sing #46 “Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums” – create and play the months, trace/color so-mi patterns, compose so-mi patterns
  • Learn about Bach and move to ‘Allegro Assai’

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can add sound effects to a song.
  • I can compose and perform melody patterns.

Teaching Procedure

1 Learn About the Composer Johann Sebastian Bach

Learn about the composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!

2 Play Copycat with the Music of Bach

Play Copycat with the music of Bach.

Zoom: choose students to create beat movements while the rest of the class copies.
If you choose several students, decide on a signal to indicate when to switch leaders.

In-person: Choose 4 students to be leaders. Give each student about 64 beats to be the leader.
Then, point to the new leader.

Song Used: Apples Peaches Pears and Plums

3 Listen to Song #46 "Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums"

Listen to song #46 "Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums".

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: Apples Peaches Pears and Plums

4 Watch The Kids Jump In On Their Birthday

Watch the kids jump in on their birthday.

Zoom: have students stand up when it's their birthday.

In-Person: have students stand up when it's their birthday.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: Apples Peaches Pears and Plums

5 Create an Accompaniment for the Months

Create an accompaniment for the months with instruments.

Home: find 6 things to use for instruments - wooden spoons, metal spoons, etc.

In-Person: woods, metals, shakes, scrapes, drums. Everyone play the last 2 months.

Decide which instrument should play each set of months. For example:
woods - January, February
metals - March, April
shakes - May, June
scrapes - July, August
drums - September, October
all play - November, December

Sing the song, then perform the months.

6 Watch the Lyrics and Solfa Highlights To See How The Notes Go

Watch the lyrics and solfa highlights to see how the notes go.

Play the video again and sing along.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: Apples Peaches Pears and Plums

7 Trace and Color the Solfa Notes for The Song

Trace and color the solfa notes for the song.

Create a new pattern using do-mi-so.

Sing or play your new patterns.

In-person: Teach the Orff arrangement for this song.