1 Do Body Percussion With "Welcome to Music"
Do the body percussion
Practice as needed!
In this lesson, you will
Read the rhythms for the song.
Read the lyrics.
This is usually played as a chase game.
Adapt by playing this as a challenge.
Choose 2 students, give them a challenge, and see who finishes 1st!
Make up as many interesting challenges as you can think of!
Read the words of the song
Your students may not be familiar with a pickup note.
Tell your students a pickup note is a note that comes before the first complete measure.
Read the rhythms of the song together
If your students can read so, mi and la, sing the song using solfa
Option 1: Read the solfa notes for the song,
Option 2: If you don't teach solfege, read the letter names for the song.
If you have barred instruments, invite students to play the song on barred instruments.
If you have barred instruments, teach the Orff arrangement for the song.
(If you don't have barred instruments, you could have students create a rhythmic or melodic ostinato (drm) to accompany the song)
The March lessons will have some rain songs and poems.
At the end of the month, you can review them, and put together a rain program.
This is a fun song for children.
Ask the students to listen for changes in tempo in the Kids Demo.
Have them describe where the tempo changes, and ask them to think about why.
In the supporting resources, you'll find a reproducible song storybook of this song for students to illustrate.
Find scarves or something to use for scarves. (tissue, napkins)
Copy the scarf movements to "Hornpipe".
Play the video again and create your own movements!
Listen to the first part of the song.
Play the video again and sing along.
Make up a story with the students’ assistance, using the sea songs to illustrate the story - or use the story in the supporting resources.
Do a desk clapping game to go with the song.
A sailor went to - clap own hands, tap left hand on desk, clap, tap right hand on desk, clap
sea sea sea - salute 3 times
verse 2: knee knee knee - tap right knee 3 x
verse 3: chop chop chop - chop elbow 3x
verse 4: sea knee chop - salute, tap knee, chop elbow
The music in this video is fast for Grade 2. Watch the demo to learn the movements.
Then either sing unaccompanied at a slower tempo or slow the video down.
If you use the primary video player there's a gear wheel tool on the bottom right that you can use to slow the video.