In this lesson you will

  • #1 “Welcome to Music” – sing the echoes
  • #6 “Poor Little Bug on the Wall”  – sing, play instruments
  • #8 “I Can Sing a High Note” – sing, move
  • play the High-Low game
  • Listening Resource Kit 2 selection #6 “Personages with Long Ears”  – listen, move to show high and low, move with scarves
  • “Grave” – copy movement
  • #10 “Bounce High” – learn song, sing along, beat and sounds on a beat
  • “The Music Time Is Over” – sing the echoes

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can sing and move to show high and low.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the Echoes in #1 "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to Music".

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Song Used: Poor Little Bug

2 Sing and Play with Song #6 "Poor Little Bug on the Wall"

Have you ever used a fly swatter?

When you sing #6 "Poor Little Bug on the Wall", at the end of each line of the song, pretend to swat a fly. You could hit your hand on a desk or maybe you could use an instrument to play "Hit! Hit!".

Sing and play along with #6 "Poor Little Bug on the Wall".

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Song Used: I Can Sing a High Note

3 Listen and Sing the Song #8 "I Can Sing a High Note"

Listen to the song #8 "I Can Sing a High Note".

Play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: I Can Sing a High Note

4 Sing and Move to the High and Low Notes of the Song

Can you show with arm movements how the sounds go higher and lower?

Watch the Kids Demo video and copy what the students do.

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5 Play the High Low Game

Play the High Low game.

Select #13 in the list of games; scroll down the page to find it.

This game works better on a computer or chrome book than on an iPad.
(We're working to fix it!)

6 Move to Show High and Low

Move to show high and low notes. Move with arms or with a scarf.

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7 Find a Scarf and Copy the Movements in the Demo

Find a scarf and copy the movements in the demo video.

Could you hear when the music was high and when it was low?

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8 Copy the Mirror Movement in "Grave"

Copy the mirror movement in "Grave".

Is this music fast or slow?

What are some instruments that you hear?

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Song Used: Bounce High

9 Follow the Note Highlights to Learn the Song #10 "Bounce High"

Follow the note highlights to learn the song #10 "Bounce High".

Play it again and sing along.

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Song Used: Bounce High

10 Watch How students Play to #10 "Bounce High" With a Ball

Watch the Kids Demo video and see how students play to #10 "Bounce High" with a ball.

Do you have a ball at your house?

Trying singing the song and bouncing your ball.

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11 How Many Sounds Are There in a Beat?

How many sounds are there on a beat?

Try the next interactive exercises if you like.

Song Used: The Music Time Is Over

12 Sing the Echoes in "The Music Time Is Over"

Sing the echoes in "The Music Time Is Over".

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