In this lesson you will:

  • #50.  “Donkeys Love Carrots” – review
  • #52.  “Tideo”    – drm sl, 16th notes – Learn
  • #58. “Sakura” Listen to
  • – make fans, and create movement with them
  • Learn about Taiko drumming

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can sing a round.
  • I can read rhythm and melody patterns.
  • I can describe Taiko drumming.

Teaching Procedure

1 Review #50. “Donkeys Love Carrots”

Sing along (if allowed) with the recording or do movements to the music.

This recording is of the song in "unison" - all voices are singing together. If permitted, try the song as a round.

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Song Used: Tideo

2 Watch the kids play the singing game #52. “Tideo”

Watch as the kids play the singing game.

Think of ways you can adapt the game for Zoom or in-person.

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Song Used: Tideo

3 Create your own movements for #52. “Tideo”

Create your own movements.

On "Pass one window" - how could you show that?

On "Jinglin' jinglin' jinglin' Joe" - you could do a jig movement in place.

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4 Option 1: Do the solfa challenge for "Tideo"

Options:

1. If you teach solfege, do the solfa challenge.

2. If you teach letter names, do the note name challenge that follows.

Song Used: Tideo

5 Option 2: Do the Note Name Challenge for "Tideo"

Options:

1. If you teach solfege, do the solfa challenge.

2. If you teach letter names, do the note name challenge that follows.

Song Used: Tideo

6 How many sounds on a beat?

Do the interactive activity showing how many sounds are on each beat of Tideo.

Song Used: Sakura

7 Learn about the song, "Sakura"

Read the slide to learn about "Sakura"

8 Optional: Make a paper fan to create movement to "Sakura"

Materials:
piece of paper or construction paper
crayons, markers or pencil crayons
stapler or tape

1. Decorate your piece of paper with cherry trees or cherry blossoms. (optional)
2. Fold a one inch crease at one end of your paper, and follow that by another one inch crease in the opposite direction. Repeat until the entire paper is folded.
3. Take one end of the folded paper and pinch it together. This will leave the other end open. Just fan out this end.
4. Staple or tape the pinched end together.

Song Used: Sakura

9 Listen to #58. “Sakura” and create movements with your fan

While you listen to "Sakura" create movements with your fan.

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10 Learn about Taiko 1

Read the slides to learn about Taiko.

11 Learn about Taiko 2

Read the slides to learn about Taiko.

12 Watch a video about Japan's Taiko Drums

Watch the Taiko drumming video.

This is a Safeshare link.

If the link doesn't work for you, google "Learning How to Play Japan's Taiko Drums!"