Grade 3 Lesson 5 (a.3)

In this lesson you will

  • sing do-mi-so patterns, then use do-mi-so high do’ in “Swedish March”
  • learn about the Mariachi
  • sing and play a Spanish Game Song, “El Floron”
  • if time permits, sing a song for Earth Day

Objectives

  • I can sing do-mi-so patterns in a game and in a song
  • I can describe a Mariachi
  • I can sing a Spanish game song

Teaching Procedure

1 Play "Poison Melody" with do-mi-so

Follow the directions in the video to play poison melody with do-mi-so.

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Song Used: Swedish March

2 Learn the Swedish Round by Rote

The teacher on the video will sing a phrase.

Sing it back.

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Song Used: Swedish March

3 Sing the Round, "Swedish March"

Listen to the song, "Swedish March."

Play the video again and sing along with part 1.

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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.

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Song Used: Swedish March

5 Read about the Mariachi

Read about the Mariachi.

Song Used: Mariachi

6 Listen to the Mariachi

Listen to the Mariachi

What instruments can you hear in the recording?

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Song Used: Mariachi

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.

Song Used: El Florón

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!

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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.

Song Used: El Florón

10 Watch the Kids demo of the song, "El Floron"

You'll need a few people to play the game.

One is in the middle with eyes closed.

The people in the circle pass a flower, and the one in middle guesses who has it at the end of the song.

If you don't have enough people, try playing the game with stuffed toys!

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Song Used: Walk, Run, Ride a Bike

11 EXTRA: Walk, Run, Ride a Bike

EXTRA: Walk, Run, Ride a Bike

This song is an extra song.

Read the lyrics. What do you think the song is about?

Song Used: Walk, Run, Ride a Bike

12 Listen to Walk, Run, Ride a Bike.

Listen to Walk, Run, Ride a Bike.

Play the video again and sing the song.

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13 Assessment Suggestions

Your teacher might ask you to send your answers to the Mariachi questions for assessment.

14 Music IS Literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!