Grade 2 Lesson 34 (updated 2021)

In this lesson you will

  • “Hello Song” – sing the echoes, sing names
  • #81 “Oh My Aunt Came Back” – review song, move
  • #89 “Sur le pont d’Avignon” – dance
  • echo sing do-re-mi so in C
  • #88 “Bought Me a Cat” – print or draw animal cards, sing, place cards in sequence, accompany with home-made instruments, story book, solfa
  • Listening Resource Kit 2 selection #31 “Contradance I” by Mozart – move with plates or scarves

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read and perform rhythms and melodies (do-re-mi so).

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the "Hello Song"

Sing the echoes.

During the spaces in the song, sing the students' names.

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Song Used: Oh, my Aunt Came Back

2 Review Song #81 “Oh My Aunt Came Back”

Sign and do the movements.

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Song Used: Sur le pont d'Avignon

3 Learn Song #89 “Sur le pont d'Avignon “

This is a folk song and dance from France.

The bridge d'Avignon refers to a bridge in France.

This is what some of the words mean.

4 Watch a Performance of #89 "Sur le pont d'Avignon"

This is one variant of the song and dance.

In this variant, partners swing. (In the Musicplay variant, all in the circle skip around the circle.)

This variant shows how students step in the circle and pose.

This is a Safeshare link. If the Safeshare link doesn't work, search internet for "Sur le pont d'Avignon dance".

Song Used: Sur le pont d'Avignon

5 #89 "Sur le pont d'Avignon" Dance

There are many variants of this dance.

In the Musicplay recording, these are the movements that you'll do.

Song Used: Sur le pont d'Avignon

6 Dance to #89 "Sur le pont d'Avignon"

Do the dance with the Musicplay recording and movements.

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7 Echo Sing do-re-mi so in C

Echo the solfa patterns.

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Song Used: Bought Me a Cat

8 Print or Draw Animal Cards!

Print the animal cards from Supporting Resources.
-or-
Save paper and ink and draw your own!

Song Used: Bought Me a Cat

9 Listen to #88 "Bought Me a Cat" and Sequence Your Cards as You Sing

Listen to #88 "Bought Me A Cat" and put your cards in order as you sing the song.

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10 Choose Instruments to Play the Animal Sounds

Choose or find instruments to play the animal sounds.

Song Used: Bought Me a Cat

11 Sing and Play the Song with the Video

Sing and play your instrument with the song.

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12 Optional: Illustrate a Reproducible Story Book

Optional: This is a good activity for in-person classes not allowed to sing.

Illustrate a story book of the song. Then, you can take it home and sing the song at home!

13 Do the Solfa Challenge for #88 "Bought Me a Cat"

If you teach solfa, do the solfa challenge activity.

14 Move to Mozart's "Contradance I" with Plates or Scarves

Last week, you did a play along with "Contradance I" by Mozart.

In this lesson, you'll give two paper plates or scarves to students (or find at home) and move to the music.

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