Grade 3 Lesson 32 updated

In this lesson you will

  • Solfa Practice Poison Melody drm
  • Solfa/Note challenge for Closet Key
  • #22 “Closet Key”- game, dynamics
  • Dance Los Machetes – Cinco de Mayo
  • #91 “El Burrito Enfermo”- listen, play along
  • Review as time permits:
  • #85 “El Florón”
  • #89 “Tinga Layo”
  • #88 “Inuit Lullaby”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read rhythm and melodies
  • I can perform and define dynamics

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Melody to practice do re mi solfa notes

Play Poison Melody to practice do re mi solfa notes

You will hear the poison pattern.

Echo all the patterns EXCEPT the poison pattern.

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Song Used: Closet Key

2 Learn to sing Closet Key melody and the solfa notes from the Note Highlights video

Learn to sing Closet Key melody and the solfa notes from the Note Highlights video

Play a line and listen to the singer. Pause the video and sing it back.

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Song Used: Closet Key

3 Sing the song, "Closet Key"

Sing the song, "Closet Key"

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Song Used: Closet Key

4 Play the game "Closet Key"

Learn how to play the game, , "Closet Key"
Watch the kids demo video.

In the game, one child is the "hider" and one the "finder."
The "hider" hides eyes while the "hider" hides the keys.
They are in plain sight - not under something or in a closed drawer.

The class sings the song. They sing quietly when the "finder" is far away from the keys.
They sing louder as the "finder" gets closer.

Virtual: Teacher needs 3-4 cups and a key. Hide the key under one cup, and as children sing, mix the cups up. Invite students to guess which cup it's under.

In-person: If you aren't allowed to sing, clap the rhythm of the song quietly when "finder" is far away, and louder as they get closer. Instead of actually touching the key, if you can't share materials, teacher can hide the key, and just have the "finder" point to where they think it is. If you have a flashlight, students could scan the room with the flashlight, and class clap louder as flashlight gets closer to the location.

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Song Used: Closet Key

5 Optional: Solfa challenge for "Closet Key"

- this is the solfa challenge, naming the notes do, re, mi in the song

- if you'd rather do the pitch letter names, click on the arrow by the song, and choose that interactive from the song list.

6 Learn about Cinco de Mayo

- read the slide

7 Learn about the dance "Los Machetes"

- read the slide

8 Practice the movements for "Los Machetes"

- learn the A, B, and C sections

9 Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by dancing "Los Machetes"

- this dance is a lot of fun

- you'll need a pair of rhythm sticks to represent the machetes

- if you're at home, use two wooden spoons or two spoons

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10 Watch a kids performance of "Los Machetes" on AGT

This is a safeshare link.

If the link doesn't work, google "los machetes america's got talent"

11 Virtual students: Make some home-made shakers

In-person: invite your students to choose instruments

Virtual: Find some small containers in your house that you can fill to make shakers.

You could fill the containers about 1/3 full with macaroni or other noodles, rice, coins, small lego, rocks.

Experiment to see what makes the sound that you like the best.

We'll use your shakers to play rhythm patterns with a song.

Song Used: El burrito enfermo

12 Write 5 different rhythm patterns

Practice rhythm patterns and play them with your instruments.

You can print the rhythm patterns given, or write your own!

Song Used: El burrito enfermo

13 Listen and play along with the song, "El Burrito Enfermo"

Listen and play along with the song, "El Burrito Enfermo"

There are 5 verses in the song, and each adds on from the previous verse.

Play a different pattern (and/or a different instrument) on each verse of the song.

It's Cinco de Mayo on May 5th, so enjoy playing along with a Spanish song!

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Song Used: El burrito enfermo

14 What is the song, "El Burrito Enfermo" about?

What is the song, "El Burrito Enfermo" about?

It's about a burro that has gotten sick.

For the translation of the song, click the arrow beside the song title, and then show the translation in the concept slide.

15 Review as time permits: #85 “El Florón”

- review the song and play the game as time permits

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16 Review as time permits: #89 “Tinga Layo”

- if time permits, sing and improvise with instruments between verses

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17 Review as time permits: #88 “Inuit Lullaby”

- review the song if you have time

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