Grade 2 Extra Lesson – March Week 5

In this lesson you will
  • Welcome to Music – play instruments,
  • #76 “I Can do the Bunnyhop Too!”
  • #73 Hot Cross Buns, read, sing, play
  • Find the Easter Basket game – read, play, sing
  • Rhythm Composition with baskets
  • Interactive composition with rhythm eggs
  • #78 “Rabbits” – drm,

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can read and perform drm and m sl
  • I can use quiet, loud and crescendo
  • I can sing and move to music

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Play instruments with "Welcome to Music!"

Sing and play along to "Welcome to Music!"

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2 Learn to sing and dance to #76 “I Can do the Bunnyhop”

- listen to the song, and create movements to go with it

- play the video again and sing along

COMING SOON - DEMO VIDEO FOR THE DANCE

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Song Used: I Can Do the Bunny Hop, Too!

3 Learn the movement for the Bunnyhop!

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Song Used: Hot Cross Buns

4 Read and sing "Hot Cross Buns"

- read the rhythms together

- listen to the song

- listen again and sing along

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Song Used: Hot Cross Buns

5 Play a desk clapping game with Hot Cross Buns

We've modified the clapping game for Hot Cross Buns:

- Instead of clapping hands with a partner, pat hands on your desk.

- every time you sing (or hear) the word "cross" you cross your arms.

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Song Used: Hot Cross Buns

6 Mi Re Do on the Tone Ladder

This shows the notes mi, re, do on the tone ladder.

Can you do the handsigns that are shown?

Song Used: Hot Cross Buns

7 Can You Sing Hot Cross Buns in Solfege?

The picture shows the solfa notes for Hot Cross Buns.

m is for mi, r is for re and d is for do.

Sing the song in solfege. The last note is missing. Do you know what it is?

If you thought it was do, you are right.

Song Used: Hot Cross Buns

8 Play the Solfa Challenge Game.

Play the Solfa Challenge Game.

You start this game with 5 stars.

If you make a mistake, you lose a star.

Did you win?

Song Used: Find the Easter Basket

9 Watch and Listen to the Find The Easter Basket Game

Watch and Listen to the Easter Basket Game.

Play the video again, and sing along.

Adapt for Zoom or in-person: play a basket hiding game.
Color and cut out the 4 baskets that are given.
Write a 4 beat rhythm in each basket.
Cut out the baskets.

Choose 1-3 students to be the 'hiders."
The 'hiders" put hands behind their back, and pass the "basket" back and forth. Students in the class guess which hand the basket is in. Give a point for each correct guess. (Keep track of who has had turns!)

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Song Used: Find the Easter Basket

10 Option 1: Create a rhythm composition with "basket" rhythms

After students have created their 4 beat rhythms and cut out their baskets, have them create a 16 beat rhythm composition.

Decide how to play it. (body percussion, instruments, desk drum)
Do they like it? If they do, keep it. If not, try it a new way.
You could use the Easter Basket song as an A section and the new rhythm compositions as a B section.

11 Option 2: Create a composition with egg rhythms

- select 4 "egg" rhythm patterns

- decide how to perform them

- you could use body percussion or instruments!

Song Used: Rabbits

12 Sing #78 “Rabbits”

- read the words and rhythms of page 1

- sing the song

- think up new verses!

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13 Echo sing "The Music Time is Over"

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