Grade 2 Lesson 28

In this lesson, you will
  • sing the echoes in #1 “Welcome to music”

  • do a Rhythm Play Along  with Overture by Handel Listen 2 #27

  • loud/Quiet Interactive

  • learn about George Frideric Handel
  • review #72 “Father Abraham” and move to the beat
  • review #76 “I Can do the Bunnyhop” – dance and sing
  • echo drm solfa patterns

  • review #78 “Rabbits” – do the note highlights, and sing the solfa

  • learn #74 “Garbage”  – create movement to an Earth Day song

  • review “Hot Cross Buns” – game

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read and perform loud and quiet.
  • I can read and perform rhythm and melody patterns.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the Echoes in the Song, "Welcome to Music!"

Sing along to "Welcome to Music!"

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2 Play Along With "Overture" by George Frideric Handel

Decide how to play along with the music.

You could clap, pat or stomp.

- or - you could choose instruments.

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3 Make LOUD and Quiet Patterns, and Do Rhythms With LOUD and Quiet Voices

In the first activity, you're going to make LOUD and quiet patterns.

LOUD LOUD. quiet quiet
LOUD quiet. LOUD quiet

Say and clap your pattern. Use LOUD and quiet voices.

Try activity 2. Perform rhythms loud or quiet.

Tell the students that musicians use the term forte for loud (f) and piano for quiet (p).

4 Watch a Video about George Frideric Handel

Watch a video about Handel.

George Frederic Handel is most famous for writing Messiah.

Learn about Handel in this video.

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Song Used: Father Abraham

5 Review #72 “Father Abraham” and Move to the Beat

Sing and move to the music

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

6 Review #76 “I Can do the Bunnyhop, Too!”

Listen to the song, and create movements to go with it.

Play the video again and sing along.

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7 Review the Movement for the Bunnyhop!

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8 Echo Do Re Mi Patterns

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Song Used: Rabbits

9 Sing "Rabbits" With Note Highlights, Then in Solfa

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Song Used: Rabbits

10 Enjoy Singing the Song, "Rabbits"

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Song Used: Garbage

11 Learn to Sing #74 “Garbage” and Create Movements

This is a song that you might sing in an Earth Day assembly.

Discuss with your class why we should try to reduce the garbage we make.

Can you think of ways to reduce garbage?

Can you create movements to go with the song?

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12 Review “Hot Cross Buns” - Desk Drum Game

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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13 Review the Solfa Challenge for "Hot Cross Buns"

Song Used: The Music Time Is Over

14 Echo Sing "The Music Time is Over"

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