In this lesson you will

Play Poison Rhythm (half, whole, quarter notes)

Play Match the Melody

Watch the kids play “Shake the Papaya.” Find things to use as instruments at home and sing “Shake the Papaya” improvising on instruments during the B and C sections

Sing “Rocky Mountain ” and create movement.

Make pipe cleaner notes, or go outside and draw with chalk of the note values that are in Whoopee Cushion and Rocky Mountain.

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing, play and move to music
  • I can read rhythms and solfa notes
  • I can improvise with instruments

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Poison Rhythm

Play Poison Rhythm

Echo all the patterns except the poison pattern!

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2 Play Match the Melody, Level 2

Play Match the Melody - game #6 in the games section

Choose Level 2. Try other levels at the end of class if you like!

3 Find things at home to use for instruments

Find things at home to use for instruments

For Woods - use two wooden spoons
For Metals - use two spoons, or a cookie sheet and spoon
For shakes/scrapes - fill small containers with rice, macaroni or small beads
For drums - find a bucket or a large bowl

4 Watch the Kids sing and play "Shake the Papaya"

Watch the Kids sing and play "Shake the Papaya"

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5 Listen to "Shake the Papaya" and play instruments during the B and C sections

Listen to "Shake the Papaya" and play instruments during the B and C sections. Can you sing along?

Improvising means that you make it up as you go along.

Improvise to the music during the B and C sections.

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6 Sing and move to the song, "Rocky Mountain" with the lyrics videos

Sing and move to the song, "Rocky Mountain" with the lyrics videos

Did you create movements in your last lessons?
Do your movements while you sing.
If you don't remember, make up new movements!

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7 Make note values with pipe cleaners or go outside and draw them with sidewalk chalk

Make note values with pipe cleaners or go outside and draw them with sidewalk chalk.

Create and play some rhythm patterns using these notes.