“Welcome to Music”

Review song #14. “Tony Chestnut” – warmup

Sing song #22.  “Birds and Bats” – create sound effects

Play the game. “Pass the Broomstick”   and play an adapted game

(Note to teachers – this activity has been changed.  An easier game has been substituted)

Review 18, 19  Fossils – view intro, dramatize night at the museum

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can create sounds to accompany a song

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the echoes in "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to Music"

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Song Used: Tony Chestnut

2 Review the song, "Tony Chestnut"

Review the song, "Tony Chestnut"

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Song Used: Birds And Bats

3 Read the words in the song, "Birds and Bats"

Read the words in the song, "Birds and Bats"

Can you think of things that you could find at home to use as instruments to play with this song?

What instrument or sound could you use for each verse?

Birds and bats: try flapping the pages of a notebook or flapping a newspaper
Treats: clank two spoons together
Skeleton rattles his bones: tap on a water bottle or plastic glass

4 Listen to and sing the song, "Birds and Bats"

Listen to the song, "Birds and Bats"
Play the video again and sing along.

Do you have things to create sound effects?
Try playing your sound effects with the song.

1. Birds and Bats fly through the sky, through the sky, through the sky
Birds and Bats fly through the sky on this October night.
2. The treats in the bag go clinkety clank, clinkety clank, clinkety clank.
3. The silly old skeleton rattles his bones, rattles his bones, rattles his bones

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5 Play the game, "Pass the Broomstick"

Listen to the song, "Pass the Witches (Kitchen) Broom"
If you don't celebrate Halloween, change the word "witches" to "kitchen"

If you are doing this lesson without a teacher, create a board game and play the game with the song.

If you are doing this lesson in a Zoom class, play a stand up / sit down game. Students choose to start standing or sitting. They change position every beat. Those who are standing at the end of the song get a point. Play until someone in the class gets 5 points.

In person, play this as a "pass the beat" game - see the kids demo. For in-person, there is an easier option in grade 3 - "Pass the Broomstick."

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6 Make a Board Game to play "Pass the Witch's (Kitchen) Broom"

Make a Board Game to play "Pass the Witch's (Kitchen) Broom"

Make a pumpkin shape as shown.
Decide on a square that will be the "win" and write your name on it.

Decide which square to start on.
Sing the song, and tap on a square for each beat of the song.
Did you end on the win? Try again starting in a different place.
Play until you win!

For more of a challenge, roll a dice.
Play the game as above, but count out the numbers on the dice at the end of the song.
It will be a lot harder to land on the winning spot.

7 Review "Fossils"

Review "Fossils"

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8 Listen to "Fossils" again and dramatize it

Listen to "Fossils" again and dramatize it

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9 Sing the echoes in "The Music Time is Over"

Sing the echoes in "The Music Time is Over"

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