In this lesson you will

echo so-mi-do patterns, and play Which Melody did you hear (so-mi-do)

Learn to sing and play “Pass a beanbag”

Review  “Shake the Papaya.”  Find things to use as instruments at home. Compose a B section, then write it out, and play it in the song.

Learn to play a cup game with the Viennese Musical Clock.

Optional – for Canadian Thanksgiving

14. I’m Thankful    10. Turkey Lurkey

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing, play and move to music
  • I can sing so-mi-do patterns
  • I can compose and play rhythms

Teaching Procedure

1 Echo so-mi-do melody patterns

Echo so-mi-do melody patterns

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Song Used: Pass a Beanbag

2 Play Match the Melody, Level 3

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

Choose Level 3. 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 Compose a 16 beat B section for "Shake the Papaya"

Compose a 16 beat B section for "Shake the Papaya"

When you have a composition you like, copy it to a piece of paper.

Then practice playing it on your instruments.

Song Used: Shake the Papaya

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

Listen to "Shake the Papaya" and play your composition on instruments during the B and C sections.

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6 Watch kids play the cup game

Watch kids play the cup game.

While you are watching, copy the movements for the B, C, D
sections when the kids stop passing cups.

Find a plastic or paper cup. Try the cup game pattern that is used:
clap, clap, ti-ti ta (on the cup), clap, pickup, set down.
In the video the last move is to pass the cup, but when you're at home, just set it down.

Now try the cup game and the movement with the kids on the video.

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Song Used: I’m Thankful

7 Optional: I'm Thankful (for Canadian Thanksgiving)

Optional: I'm Thankful (for Canadian Thanksgiving)

Draw and color a picture that shows what you are thankful for.

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8 Optional: Turkey Lurkey (for Canadian Thanksgiving)

Optional: Turkey Lurkey (for Canadian Thanksgiving)

Watch the note highlights video to learn the words and the solfa.

Play the video again and sing the words and the solfa.

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9 Optional: Watch the Turkey Lurkey game (for Canadian Thanksgiving)

Optional: Watch the Turkey Lurkey game (for Canadian Thanksgiving)

This is a chase game.

If you have a brother or sister at home, play this as a race game.
Sing the song, then race to the finish!

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