Grade 3 Lesson 34 (updated 2021)

In this lesson you will

  • “Action Leader”
  • echo body percussion (16ths)
  • #95 “Chicken in the Barnyard”- read, sing, play game, worksheet/interactive, assess
  • rhythm composition tool or printable – compose 16th notes
  • listen 3 #29:  “Contradance” play along, scarves, listening log, create movement

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can create and perform rhythms using 16th notes.

Teaching Procedure

1 Play "Action Leader!"

Choose 4 students to create movements for the class to copy.

Each leader will lead the movements for one section. Have Fun!

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2 Echo Body Percussion

Watch the video and echo the body percussion.

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Song Used: Chicken in the Barnyard

3 Learn "Chicken in the "Barnyard"

Listen to "Chicken in the "Barnyard"

Play the video again.

Pause on the 1st page, and read the rhythms

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Song Used: Chicken in the Barnyard

4 Watch the Kid's Demo

This demo is for a similar song. (words are a little different)

Watch to see how the game is played.

In-person: If you space out far enough, you could play the game.

Virtual: Choose 2 students to face off. Assign them a challenge. The first one to complete the challenge is the winner. Examples: touch your toes 20 times, Do 25 squats, 20 jumping jacks
Invite the children to think up more!
Sing the song, say go, and whoever is finished first wins.
Repeat until everyone has had a turn.

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Song Used: Chicken in the Barnyard

5 Compose a Rhythm

Compose using 16th notes using the Rhythm Composition Tool.

Choose Level 6 to use 16th notes.

If you don't have devices, there's a printable composition worksheet in supporting resources.

Sing "Chicken in the Barnyard" as your A section, and play a student composition as the B section.

6 Move with Ribbons or Ccarves

Give out or find scarves or ribbons to move to the music.

After trying the movement that is shown, try creating your own movement to the music!

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7 Play Along with “Contradance”

Choose or find instruments to play along with contradance

You could drum with hands on desks, drum with two markers, or two spoons.

You could play "Action Leader" with this music.

Choose 3 leaders: one for the A section, one for the B section and one for the C section.

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8 Listen and Respond to "Contradance"

Listen to the music and while it's playing answer as many questions as you can.

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