In this lesson you will

Sing the echoes in “Welcome to Music”

Do vocal warmups with spooky sounds

Play Freeze Dance

Create a rondo with “Witch’s Stew” (Icky stew)

Echo sing so-mi patterns

Sing and play “Old Mother Witch” (Old Missus Fitch)

review

22.  Birds and Bats

23. Pass the Broomstick

Objectives

  • I can sing, play and move to music
  • I can read, create, sing and play so-mi patterns

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the echo parts in "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echo parts in "Welcome to Music"

Teachers: when your students are very confident singing this song, let them take turns being the leader!

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2 Do vocal warmups with spooky sounds

Do vocal warmups with spooky sounds.

Echo the sounds that you hear.

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3 Play Freeze Dance or play instruments with the music

Invite the kids to move to the beat - dance, twist, hop, turn, sway.

Teachers starts the music. When the teacher hits pause, all FREEZE.
Some teachers play this as an elimination - if you're moving after the music stops, you sit down.
- a fun variant is to have the kids freeze and make a pose. You might make a pose like a pumpkin or cat or skeleton.

OR - play instruments with the music.
If grade ones have not learned to read rhythms, have them play the beat with the recording.
If the students do know how to read rhythms, create some patterns as a class, and play them with the music.

4 Create a rondo with #24." Witch’s Stew" or "Icky Stew"

Create a rondo with #24." Witch’s Stew" or "Icky Stew"

Change the words "witch's stew" to "icky stew" for schools that don't do Halloween.

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5 Create a rondo with #24." Witch’s Stew" or "Icky Stew"

Create a rondo with #24." Witch’s Stew"

Have each child in your class decide what to put in the stew.
If you can, add instrument sounds to the rondo.

If your school does not celebrate Halloween, do the "Icky Stew" activity that follows.

6 Icky Stew

Have each child in your class decide what to put in the stew.

If you can, add instrument sounds to the rondo.

7 Echo so-mi patterns

Echo so-mi patterns.

Have your students. sing their own so-mi patterns and have the class echo. (if allowed to sing). Or have students play so-mi patterns on a barred instrument and have students echo.

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8 Play so-mi patterns on xylophone or metallophone

Play so-mi patterns on xylophone or metallophone.

You can play so-mi patterns on G-E in the key of C.

Or you can play C-A patterns in the key of F.

HINT: you can remove bars from the interactive instrument to make it easier to play.

9 Learn to sing and play, "Old Mother Witch" (Old Missus Fitch")

Learn to sing and play, "Old Mother Witch" (Old Missus Fitch")

For non-Halloween schools, change the words to "Old Missus Fitch"

Adapt the game for Zoom or in-person lessons: Teacher selects 1 “guesser” and 3 “children.” Sing or listen to the song. Guesser tries to identify the 3 chosen.

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10 Name the solfa notes in the song "Old Mother Witch" (Old Missus Fitch")

Name the solfa notes in the song "Old Mother Witch" (Old Missus Fitch")

There are many additional interactive rhythm, creating activities for this song.

If you are in-person, teach the Orff arrangement for the song.

11 Review the game, "Pass the Broomstick"

Review the game, "Pass the Broomstick"

The video shows how to play the game in-person.

For a Zoom lesson, have the children alternate between sitting and standing. (change position on the beat). At the end of the song, those that are standing stay in the game. The others are "out." Continue until you have a winner. Or --- adapt to your virtual situation!

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12 Optional: Color a listening glyph for "Sorcerer's Apprentice"

Optional: Color a listening glyph for "Sorcerer's Apprentice"

The audio track is in the next activity.

13 Audio track for "Sorcerer's Apprentice"

Audio track for "Sorcerer's Apprentice"

14 Sing "The Music Time is Over"

Sing "The Music Time is Over"

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