Grade 2 Lesson 2

In this lesson you will

Echo sing, “Welcome to Music”

Learn about beat and practice keeping a beat.

Keep the beat with the song, “Engine #9” and play a beat game.

Learn how to play the game song, “Hill Hill”

Learn the song, “Poor Little Bug on the Wall”

Canada – learn to sing “O Canada”

USA – Learn to sing, “My Country ’tis of Thee”

Sing along with our closing song, “The Music Time is Over”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

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

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the echoes in "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to Music"

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2 Beat is the pulse in music.

What do Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Beethoven's ninth symphony, and Taylor Swift's Shake it Off have it common?

They all have a beat!

Beat is the pulse in music.

Watch the video to learn about beat! Grab an unpitched instrument and follow along to the activities! The more you participate, the more you'll start to feel the beat! Good luck!

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3 Tap on the beat!

In the following interactive activity, listen to the metronome and tap on the beat. Tap on the beat for 8 beats in a row to continue to the next metronome speed! Each question is at a different speed so keep your ears open!

4 Keep the beat with the song "Engine #9"

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

Play your instrument to the beat along with the song.

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Song Used: Engine Engine Number Nine

5 Play a beat game with "Engine #9"

Play a beat game with "Engine #9"

Click on some beats to turn them "off."

Point to the beats and sing out loud when the beats are red.

Where you have "grey" beats, point to the beat, but don't sing out loud - sing inside your head.

Try turning off different beats and singing out loud and in your head again!

6 Listen to the kids sing and play the "Hill Hill" game

Listen to the kids sing and play the "Hill Hill" game.

If you have kids in your house, you could play this as a "race" game.

Line up. Sing the song. Then race to the finish line.

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Song Used: Poor Little Bug

7 Learn the song, "Poor Little Bug on the Wall"

Learn the song, "Poor Little Bug on the Wall"

Listen to the first verse.

Then play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: Poor Little Bug

8 Sing the song "Poor Little Bug on the Wall" with the kids on the video

Sing the song "Poor Little Bug on the Wall" with the kids on the video

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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 Sing the echoes in "The Music Time is Over"

Sing the echoes in "The Music Time is Over"

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