Grade 2 Lesson 9

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will

  • #1 “Welcome to Music” – sing
  • #26 “The Grand Old Duke of York” – sing, move, learn about tempo
  • play Poison Melody with so-mi
  • #27 “Starlight” – sing words and solfa, play game, create word rhythms
  • #28 “Sing for Peace” – sing, move to music
  • #29 “Make a Difference” – sing, move to music
  • “The Music Time Is Over” – sing

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can use different tempos in music.
  • I can read and sing melody patterns.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 Sing the Echoes to #1 "Welcome to Music"

Sing the echoes to #1 "Welcome to Music".

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Song Used: Grand Old Duke of York

2 Listen and Copy the Movements for #26 "The Grand Old Duke of York"

Listen and copy the movements for #26 "The Grand Old Duke of York".

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Song Used: Grand Old Duke of York

3 Sing #26 "The Grand Old Duke of York"

Sing #26 "The Grand Old Duke of York".

Can you remember how to move to the music?

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4 Learn About Tempo

Tempo tells how fast or slow to play or sing. Song #26 "The Grand Old Duke of York" was sung at 3 tempos: moderato, allegro and presto.

Moderato means to play or sing at a moderate speed.

Allegro means to play or sing fast and bright.

Presto means to play or sing very fast.

5 Play Poison Melody with so-mi

Play Poison Melody with so-mi.

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Song Used: Starlight

6 Learn to Sing #27 "Starlight" From the Note Highlights

Learn to sing #27 "Starlight" from the note highlights.

Pause at the end of each line and sing what you heard.

Do this for both the words and the solfa notes.

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Song Used: Starlight

7 Sing #27 "Starlight"

Sing #27 "Starlight".

Play a game. Make a circle of students (or do this for online learning). Point to each student in turn as you sing. The last student sings what they wish for.

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8 In-Person Learners: Create Word Rhythms with Space Words

In-person learners: Create word rhythms with space words.

This is suggested for in-person classes in place of learning the next two songs.

Song Used: Sing for Peace

9 Listen to #28 "Sing for Peace" And Think of Ways to Move to the Music

Listen to #28 "Sing for Peace" and think of ways to move to the music.

Play the video again and try out your movements.

Sing along if you can.

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Song Used: Make a Difference

10 Watch a Children's Choir Sing #29 "Make a Difference"

Watch a children's choir sing #29 "Make a Difference".

Copy the movements that the choir does.

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Song Used: Make a Difference

11 Sing #29 "Make a Difference" and Make Up Your Own Movements

Sing #29 "Make a Difference" and make up your own movements.

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Song Used: The Music Time Is Over

12 Sing "The Music Time Is Over"

Sing "The Music Time Is Over".

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