Grade 2 Lesson 26

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • “Welcome to Music” -sing echoes
  • Rhythm Playalong – Irish music
  • review #68 “St. Patrick’s Day Jig”
  • St. Patrick’s Day Unit: rhythm erase, flashcard, improvisation
  • #69 “A Pizza Hut” – read, sing, move
  • #71 “Rain on the Green Grass” – read,  solfa, compose a B section

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read, create and perform rhythm and melody patterns.
  • I can move to the beat.

Teaching Procedure

1 Music IS Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.

Music education is important for all learners, and maybe more so during difficult times.

Keep making music while your children are home!

2 Welcome to Music - Echo Rhythms

Teacher claps the 1st rhythm

Students echo the rhythm the teacher claps

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3 Do Body Percussion With an Irish Fiddle Fune

Do the body percussion as shown.

Play the music again, and create your own movements.

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Song Used: St Patrick's Day Jig

4 Review #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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5 Try the Shamrock Rhythm Erase

Choose your level and try the rhythm erase

6 Clap the Flashcards to Hunt for the Leprechaun

Clap the flashcards and at the end, there will be a surprise.

7 Read The Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Song Used: A Pizza Hut

8 Learn the Actions!

Watch the Kids Demo video first!

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Song Used: A Pizza Hut

9 Sing Along and Do the Actions!

Now - sing along with the lyrics video and try to remember the actions.

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10 Read the Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Song Used: Rain on the Green Grass

11 Echo Solfa Patterns - drm sl

Echo the Solfa Patterns - drm sl

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Song Used: Rain on the Green Grass

12 Practice Singing the Lyrics and the Solfege!

Song #71 Rain on the Green Grass has 4 kinds of videos. Let's play the Highlights video first!

The first time you hear the song, the words are sung and you can watch how they go higher and lower on the staff.

The second time you hear the song, it will be sung in solfege. Solfege is a way of naming notes that singers use: do re mi fa so la ti do. This song uses the notes do re mi so and la.

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Song Used: Rain on the Green Grass

13 Solfa Challenge!

After you’ve heard the solfa notes for the song, go to the Interactive Activities. Choose Interactive Solfa. Click on a letter to name the note. The first note is s for so. If you make a mistake, you lose a star. If you lose all your stars, start over!

Assessment Suggestion: When you complete the activity, send a screenshot or picture of the completed activity to your teacher!

Song Used: Rain on the Green Grass

14 Point to the Beat!

In the Interactive Activities, you can also choose Interactive Rhythm. Do the following activities:
1. Point to the Beat
3. Clap the Words
6. Is it one sound or two?
7. Is it one sound or two?

Song Used: Rain on the Green Grass

15 Composing a B Section!

Now let's try some composing! Choose the composition template that suits you:
#8 compose with word rhythms
#9 compose with notes

Create your rhythm and decide how to play it!
If learning at home, use wooden spoons as rhythm sticks or tap on a glass for different sounds!

When you're happy with your rhythm pattern, sing the song Rain on the Green Grass again, then play your rhythm as a B section, and finish by singing the song again! The form will be:
Theme: Rain on the Green Grass
B section: Your rhythm composition
Theme: Rain on the Green Grass

16 Extras: St. Patrick's Day Unit

If you want even more St. Patrick's activities, head over to the St. Patrick's Day Unit! Inside the unit do these activities:

1. Fun Facts: watch a fun facts video
2/3. Learn a silly poem and create an ostinato for it.
4. Compose a melody for a poem. (so-mi, do-re-mi, or use pitch letter names)
8. Irish Jig: create fun movements to an Irish jig
10. Leprechaun Hunt: clap the rhythms that lead to the gold!

Song Used: The Music Time Is Over

17 Sing the Echoes in "The Music Time is Over"

Sing the echoes.

If your students are very good at this, invite students to become the leader and sing the call.

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