Grade 2 Lesson 28 (a.1)

In this lesson you will
  • learn to sing mi-re-do
  • learn songs for spring, and for Earth Day
  • Use LOUD and quiet in music and movement

Objectives

  • I can sing solfa notes mi-re-do and so-mi-la
  • I can use quiet, loud and crescendo
  • I can sing and move to the beat

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the Song, "Welcome to Music!"

Sing along to "Welcome to Music!"

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2 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: Hot Cross Buns

3 Sing the Song "Hot Cross Buns"

Sing along with the video Hot Cross Buns!

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Song Used: Hot Cross Buns

4 Play a Clapping Game with Hot Cross Buns

Watch the clapping game that kids play with Hot Cross Buns.

Try the clapping game with someone in your house.

Maybe you can make up a new clap game.

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Song Used: Hot Cross Buns

5 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

6 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.

7 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?

8 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: 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.

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Song Used: Find The Easter Basket

10 Watch the Kids Play the Easter Basket Game

Watch the Kids Play the Easter Basket Game.

If you have enough kids in your house, play the game.

One child hides the basket. Another child looks for it.

Sing quietly when you're far away from the basket.

Sing louder as you get closer.

Hide it in plain sight - don't hide it in a drawer or under something.

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11 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.

If you can read rhythms, try the next activity. (Click Next)

In this activity you'll decide whether to clap and say a line of music in a LOUD or a quiet voice.

Use the rhythm names your teacher uses.

12 EXTRA - Watch a Video about a Composer

EXTRA - Watch a video about a composer

George Frederic Handel is most famous for writing Messiah.

Learn about Handel in this video.

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13 EXTRA - Create Movement with Overture by Handel

EXTRA - Create movement to go with the music.

When the music is LOUD - make big movements.

When the music is quiet - make small movements.

Talk about the questions on the video with your home school leader.

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14 Assessment Suggestions

Your teacher may ask you for assessments.

Some ideas might be:
- send your teacher a video of you performing your LOUD and quiet pattern
- send your teacher a screen shot of your solfa challenge for Hot Cross Buns

15 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!