In this lesson, you will:
- learn a song in Japanese!
- move to a song about a bluebird
- I can learn a new song in Japanese.
- I can learn the movements in "Bluebird".
1 Warm Up Your Voices by Doing an Echo Movie of so-mi-do
Sing with the video to warm up your voice!
2 Practice Reading Rhythms by Doing a Rhythm Echo Movie
Use the Rhythm Echo movies to practice reading rhythms.
3 Learn to Sing the Japanese Frog Song
Listen to the singer sing online. Then sing it back!
4 Sing the Japanese Frog Song
In Japanese, the sound the frog makes is Gero – not ribbit!
Kaeruno uta ga,
Gwa! Gwa! Gwa! Gwa!
Gero, gero, gero, gero,
gwa, gwa, gwa.
5 Watch the Video Showing How to Play the Frog in the Middle Game
Watch the video showing how to play the Frog in the Middle game.
6 Play the Frog In The Middle Game With the Japanese Frog Song
If you don't have enough people to play the game the way the video shows, play the game with stuffies!
7 Review the Mother's Day Song From Last Week!
Review "Mom, You're The Best!"
8 Listen to "The Bluebird"
Listen to the bluebird.
Answer as many questions as you can about the music.
9 Watch the Movement Video for "The Bluebird."
Do you have some paper plates at your house?
If you don’t have paper plates cut out two circles.
Try doing the movement for The Bluebird along with the video.
10 Learn About Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Composer of "Bluebird"
Learn About Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Composer of "The Bluebird"
11 Review Last Week's Module, or Any of the Songs You Like!
Repetition is one of the ways that we learn something well.
Children improve singing on pitch, learn the lyrics and melody better with each repetition.
Children will develop their musicality if you sing, move, play more often!
Keep a list of the songs and activities that you like.
Assessment may not be required for your school or district.
Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments
13 Music is Literacy
Parents, Teachers and Administration:
Music education is important for children.
Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!
Online Resources for Elementary Music Teachers