In this lesson, you will

  • sing Welcome to music – do body percussion
  • St. Patrick’s Day Jig – adapt game
  • St. Patrick’s Day Unit: A Leprechaun Wish Improvisation activity
  • listen 2 #25 “Spring” – ribbon movement, Vivaldi vido
  • review as Time Permits #
  • #64 “Cut the Cake” – play challenge game or go outside
  • #66 “It’s Raining”    – read, write, sing, create,
  • #67 “Lollipop Tree” – listen, respond, sing, illustrate reproducible storybook
  • sing, “The Music Time is Over”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read and perform melodies and rhythms.
  • I can sing with expression.

Teaching Procedure

1 Do Body Percussion With "Welcome to Music"

Do the body percussion

Practice as needed!

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Song Used: St Patrick's Day Jig

2 Learn to Sing and Play #68 “St. Patrick’s Day Jig”

Play the song

Play again and sing along

Adapt: instead of choosing partners, all will march in place during the A section (Come along with me..)
During the B section: fold arms and do a jig in place
OR
During the B section choose a leader who creates a movement and the class copies. (fun!)

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3 Learn the A Section of "A Leprechaun Wish"

Read the rhythms

Read the solfa notes or pitch letter names

Sing the song

4 What Would You Wish For?

Have the children think of what they would wish for if they caught a leprechaun.

Have them practice saying their wishes to a steady beat.

5 Perform "A Leprechaun wish"

Sing the song as the A section.

Have 4 students say their wishes in the B section.

Sing the A again.

Have 4 more children say their wishes.

If you have barred instruments, you could accompany the theme with a C-G bordun instead of playing the video.

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6 Optional: Complete the Leprechaun Wish worksheet

Optional: Print and have students complete the worksheet.

7 Move with Ribbons or Scarves to "Spring" by Vivaldi

If students are at home, have them find something to use as a ribbon or scarf.

Copy the movements to the music.

Play the video again and create your own movements.

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8 Learn About Vivaldi

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Song Used: Cut the Cake

9 Review as Time Permits #64 “Cut the Cake”

Listen to the song

Play the video again and sing along

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10 Play This as a Challenge Game!

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!

Song Used: It's Raining

11 Read the Rhythms and Words for #66 “It’s Raining”

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

Song Used: Lollipop Tree

12 Sing Along With #67 “Lollipop Tree”

Pause the video and read the words of the verses together

Sing along on the chorus of Lollipop Tree

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13 Optional: Have the Students Illustrate a Reproducible Storybook

In supporting resources, you'll find a reproducible song storybook of this song for students to illustrate.

14 Sing "The Music Time is Over"

Sing "The Music Time is Over".

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