Sing “Welcome to Music”

Review song #”14 “Tony Chestnut”– teach tempo terms, tempo activity

learn song #18. “Falling Leaves”       – move with scarves        – do beat/rhythm to teach half note          

listen to song #19 ” I am a Fine Musician”  – instrument families worksheet

Play “Pumpkin Fat” (K) – adapt game for Zoom, do how to label sm

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read note values, including half note
  • I can name instruments

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the echoes in “Welcome to Music”

Sing the echoes in “Welcome to Music”

After you've done this song enough times that children know it well, invite students to be the leader.

If Zooming, have one child unmute, sing the solos and all the class echoes.

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2 Sing the song, "Tony Chestnut"

Sing the song, "Tony Chestnut"

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3 Watch and pause the note highlights video to learn a song about falling leaves

Watch and pause the note highlights video to learn a song about falling leaves.

Pause the video at the end of a line and sing the line back.

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4 Find something to use for a scarf and create movement to the song

Find something to use for a scarf and create movement to the song.

If you need ideas, watch the kids demo video that follows.

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5 Is it one sound or two?

Is it one sound or two?

Drag the leaves to the boxes to show if it's one sound or two.

(If you need to peek at the answer, it will be in the next slide)

6 ANSWERS: Is it one sound or two?

ANSWERS: Is it one sound or two?

Don't peek until you've done the activity.

7 Learn about the half note

Learn about the half note.

8 Is it one sound or two - with note values!

Is it one sound or two - with note values!

This time, you get to drag the notes to show how many sounds there are on a beat.

There's one tricky word: float - when we sing it we sing two pitches.

So in my answer, I've called this 2 sounds on a beat.

Don't peek at the answers unless you need help!

9 ANSWERS: Is it one sound or two with note values.

ANSWERS: Is it one sound or two with note values.

10 Print or draw and color the instruments

Print or draw and color the instruments

If you have a printer, you can download and print this page from the supporting resources.

OR - even better - draw your own instruments and color them.
Label the trumpet, clarinet, violin and drum.

11 Listen to the song, "I am a Fine Musician"

Listen to the song, "I am a Fine Musician"

If you have printed or drawn the instruments in the preceding activity, point to the instrument as you hear it in the song.

If not, pretend to play each of the instruments that you hear in the song.

Do you know which instrument family each instrument belongs to?
(answers are in the worksheet)

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12 Learn the song "Pumpkin Fat" from the note highlights video

Learn the song "Pumpkin Fat" from the note highlights video

Pause the video at the end of a line and sing the line back.

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13 Watch the kids play the game

Watch the kids play the game

In this game you want to make the scariest face!

Play the game with your family!

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14 Learn how to name so and mi in the Pumpkin Fat song

Learn how to name so and mi in the Pumpkin Fat song

Do the activities that you have time for!

Play the game at the end - Which Pattern did you Hear?

And, then try playing new patterns on the xylophone!

15 Sing, "The Music Time is Over"

Sing, "The Music Time is Over"

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