Grade 3 Lesson 28 (a.1)

In this lesson you will
  • Read rhythm and solfa so you can sing a new song
  • Sing songs
  • Listen and create new words for a tune
  • Reflect on the meaning of spring and how music can describe spring

Objectives

  • I can sing an ostinato
  • I can sing a song in solfa using mi-re-do
  • I can use speaking, whisper, shouting and singing voices

Teaching Procedure

1 Read the Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Song Used: Rabbits

2 Watch and Listen to the song "Rabbits"

Do you know the song "Mary Had a Little Lamb?"

If you do, you'll know the melody of our next song.

Watch and listen to the song "Rabbits". Have you heard the melody before?

Play the video again, and sing along!

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3 Practice the Hand Signs for Mi, Re and Do

Solfa is the way that singers name notes.

The song Rabbits, uses the solfa notes mi, re and do.

Practice the hand signs that you see in this picture.

Song Used: Rabbits

4 Sing "Rabbits" Using the Solfa Notes mi, re, do

Rabbits uses the solfa notes, do, re, mi and so.

Try singing the song using these notes.

5 Try the Solfa Challenge for Rabbits!

Could you sing Rabbits using solfa?

If you could, try the Solfa Challenge activity.

d is for do, r is for re, m is for mi, and s is for so.

6 Try the Note Name Challenge for Rabbits!

When you play an instrument like recorder or piano, musicians use letters to name the pitches.

The pitches used in Rabbits are C, D, E and G.

7 Read the Words of the song, "Hide Those Eggs"

Read the words of the song, Hide Those Eggs.

8 Watch and listen to the song, "Hide Those Eggs."

Watch and listen to the song, "Hide Those Eggs."

Play it again and sing along.

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9 Play a Hiding Game

Do you have a few kids in the house?

Color the eggs on the activity sheet that's given.

If you don't have a printer to print the activity sheet, draw and colour eggs instead.

The "finders" hide their eyes while the hider hides the eggs.

Sing the song while you're hiding. You have to be done hiding before the song is over.

Then the "finder" goes hunting for Easter eggs. How many can you find?

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10 EXTRA - make patterns with the rhythm eggs.

EXTRA:

If you printed out the activity pages, the 2nd page includes some rhythms to cut out.

If you don't have a printer, make 8 cards and draw ta or ti-ti on them.

Make patterns with your rhythms, then clap them.

Make home-made instruments with things you have in your house.

Try playing the patterns on your home-made instruments.

11 EXTRA: Read The Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Song Used: I Love the Mountains

12 EXTRA - Listen to the song I love the mountains

This song is in 2 parts.

Listen to the song, and follow part 1.

Listen to the song again, and this time follow part 2.

Play the song again, and try to sing along with part 1.

If you have someone else in your house who will sing with you, try singing both parts!

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Assessment Suggestions:

- take a picture of your rhythm pattern to send to your teacher
- make a video of you singing your favorite song from the lesson and send to your teacher

14 Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.
Music education is important for all learners, and maybe more so during difficult times.
Keep making music while your children are home!