In this lesson you will

Sing and play along to “I Like Singin'” (review)

Play Poison Melody (m sl)

Play the game, “Plainsies Clapsies”

Name the solfa notes in the song, “Plainsies Clapsies”

Echo Rhythm (tab 4 with whole and half notes)

Learn to sing the song, “Rocky Mountain”

Play a cup game with “Entry of the Gladiators”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read rhythms and solfa notes
  • I can keep a beat with cups

Teaching Procedure

1 Review the song, "I Like Singin'" and sing the echo parts

Listen to the song, "I Like Singin'" and sing the echo parts

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2 Make a home-made kazoo and play along with "I Like Singin'"

Make a home-made kazoo and play along with "I Like Singin'"

To make a home-made kazoo you will need
- a piece of wax paper or parchment paper 6"x6" or 16cm x16cm
- an elastic band
- an empty toilet paper roll

Play the song, "I Like Singin'" again - and play along!

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Song Used: Plainsies Clapsies

3 Listen to the note highlights video for "Plainsies Clapsies"

Listen to the note highlights video for "Plainsies Clapsies"

Play it again and sing along.

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Song Used: Plainsies Clapsies

4 Watch the kids demo for the game, "Plainsies Clapsies"

Watch the kids demo for the game, "Plainsies Clapsies"

Find something to use as a beanbag so you can play the game.
A pair of rolled up socks will work well.

Try the game!

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Song Used: Plainsies Clapsies

5 Can you name the solfa notes in the song, "Plainsies Clapsies?"

Can you name the solfa notes in the song, "Plainsies Clapsies?"

6 Echo the whole and half note rhythms.

Echo the whole and half note rhythms.

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7 Learn to sing the song, "Rocky Mountain" by watching the note highlights video

Learn to sing the song, "Rocky Mountain" by watching the note highlights video

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8 Sing the song, "Rocky Mountain" with the lyrics videos

Sing the song, "Rocky Mountain" with the lyrics videos

While you're singing, think about movements that you could create to go with the music.

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9 Watch the kids in the video singing and moving to "Rocky Mountain"

Watch the kids in the video singing and moving to "Rocky Mountain"

Sing along with the kids and try their movements.

If you have some new videos, go back to the last video and do your own movements while you sing.

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10 Optional: Learn to play a cup game with "Entry of the Gladiators"

Optional: Learn to play a cup game with "Entry of the Gladiators"

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