Grade 3 Lesson 30 (updated)
In this lesson you will
Rhythm Playalong Mozart Listen 3 #26, variation 12
Solfa Practice Poison Melody d m s
#87 “Swedish March”- sing, move
#86 “Mariachi”- read about the mariachi, listen and identify instruments, printable worksheet
#85 “El Florón”- listen and learn Spanish words, translation, kids demo game
#84 “Walk, Run, Ride a Bike”- read lyrics, sing along
review #80 “Under the Chestnut Tree”
review #81 “Waltzing Matilda”
I can sing and move to music I can describe a Mariachi I can read rhythm and melody patterns
1 Do a rhythm play along
You can play along with body percussion (clap and pat) or play along with instruments.
Get your sticks and drums ready! (substitute freely - eg. play pool noodle scrapers instead of drum)
Do you recognize this selection?
This is variation 12 on Twinkle Twinkle by Mozart.
2 Play "Poison Melody" with do-mi-so
Follow the directions in the video to play poison melody with do-mi-so.
3 Sing the Round, "Swedish March"
Listen to the song, "Swedish March."
Play the video again and sing along with part 1.
4 Watch the kids demo of "Swedish March."
Watch the kids demo of "Swedish March."
Do you see when the kids start doing the round in two parts?
Play the video again. Try doing the movements with the kids.
Sing and do movements for part 1.
5 Read about the Mariachi
Read about the Mariachi.
6 Listen to the Mariachi
Listen to the Mariachi
What instruments can you hear in the recording?
7 Answer Questions about Mariachi
If you have a printer at home, download and print the Mariachi worksheet.
If don't have a printer, answer the questions on a piece of paper.
8 Sing and Play a Spanish Game Song
Listen to the song, "El Floron."
Challenge: Learn the Spanish words! Play a small part of the video.
Sing that part back. Play the next part. Sing it back.
Continue, until you have sung the whole song.
Can you remember the last line? Que pase, que pase, que pase el floron? We'll use that line to play the game!
9 Translation of the song, "El Floron"
Translation of the song, "El Floron"
In the game, you'll pass a flower, and the one in middle guesses who has it.
10 Watch the Kids demo of the song, "El Floron"
The game is played with one is in the middle with eyes closed.
The people in the circle pass a flower, and the one in the middle guesses who has it at the end of the song.
Adapt: Virtual - kids at home could play with stuffed animals.
Or teacher could choose a guesser who closes eyes, and then the teacher chooses one to have the "flower". Sing the song. At the end of the song, the guesser tries to guess who had the "flower."
In-Person with covid restrictions: Form a large circle (spaced out) with a guesser in the middle. Play the recording. The teacher points a flashlight at each child (on the beat) and the last one is the one with the "flower." At the end of the song, the guesser tries to guess who had the "flower."
11 Walk, Run, Ride a Bike
Walk, Run, Ride a Bike
Read the lyrics. What do you think the song is about?
This is a song for Earth Day which is April 22nd.
12 Listen to Walk, Run, Ride a Bike.
Listen to Walk, Run, Ride a Bike.
Play the video again and sing the song.
13 Review #80 “Under the Chestnut Tree” (as time permits)
- review the song
- if virtual, sing and move
- if in-person, listen and do movements
14 Review #81 “Waltzing Matilda” (as time permits)
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