Grade 3 Lesson 4

In this lesson you will
  • sing “Find the Easter Basket” and “Under the Chestnut Tree.”
  • echo and read rhythms, and do body percussion
  • use different dynamics in music
  • use different tempos in music, and learn some tempo terms

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and do actions
  • I can use dynamics in music
  • I can use different tempos in music

Teaching Procedure

1 Echo the Rhythm Pattern with Body Percussion

Echo the Rhythm Pattern with Body Percussion

Mrs. Gagne will do a 4 beat rhythm pattern with body percussion.

Can you copy what she does?

Song Used: Find the Basket

2 Read the Words for the song, "Find the Basket."

Read the Words for the song, "Find the Basket."

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: Find the Basket

3 Listen and Echo Sing the song, "Find the Basket."

Listen and Echo Sing the song, "Find the Basket."

Listen to a line of the song. Pause the video and sing that part back.

Listen to the next line of the song. Pause the video and sing that part back.

Listen to a line of the song in solfa and sing it back. Solfa is the way that singers name the pitches in a song.

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Song Used: Find the Basket

4 Sing the song, "Find the Basket."

Sing the song, "Find the Basket."

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Song Used: Find the Basket

5 Play the Game "Find the Basket."

Watch the kids play the game, "Find the Basket."

Choose one child to hide the Easter basket and another child to look for it. The class sings the song, singing softly when he/she is far away from the basket, and singing louder as he gets closer to the basket. The basket must be hidden in plain sight.

If you have enough people in your house, play the Easter Basket game.

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Song Used: Find the Basket

6 Learn about the Rhythm of "Find the Basket."

Go to the Interactive Rhythm Activity. Do activity #3, #6 and #9.

3 - Clap the Words

6 - Is it one sound or two?

9- Rhythm Sort

Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

7 Read the Words of the Action Song, "Under the Chestnut Tree."

Read the words of the song.

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?

8 Sing the Action Song, "Under the Chestnut Tree."

Sing the Action Song, "Under the Chestnut Tree."

To learn the song, play a line, then pause and sing that line back.

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

9 Learn the actions for the song "Under the Chestnut Tree."

Watch the kids in the video do the actions for the song.

Play it again, and do the actions with the kids.

The song goes a moderate speed first. Then it goes faster.

And then it goes even faster. Can you do the actions at all speeds?

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

10 Try the Tempo Activity

Try the Tempo Interactive activity.

Start with Level 2 or 3.

Choose a tempo.

Then, try clapping the pattern at the tempo you have chosen.

Try a new tempo.

If you aren't sure what the tempo words mean, look at the teaching slides.

Song Used: Waltzing Matilda

11 EXTRA - Learn a song from Australia, "Waltzing Matilda."

This is an optional activity.

Waltzing Matilda is a song from Australia.

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12 Assessment Suggestions

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments.

13 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!