Grade 3 Lesson 34 (m.3)

In this lesson you will:

  • Echo body percussion that uses 16th notes
  • Learn the song, “Chicken on a Fencepost”  by rote and using solfege
  • Compose using 16th notes
  • Play the “Chicken on a Fencepost”  game

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can learn a song in Solfege
  • I can compose rhythms using 16th notes

Teaching Procedure

1 Use the Body Percussion Video to Warm Up and Review 16th Notes

Watch the video and echo the body percussion for a warm up and to review 16th notes.

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Song Used: Chicken on the Fence

2 Echo the rhythms in the video for "Chicken on The Fence Post"

Watch the video and echo the rhythms.

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Song Used: Chicken on the Fence

3 Learn the Melody for "Chicken on The Fence Post"

Watch the video. Learn the Words for "Chicken on The Fence Post".

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Song Used: Chicken on the Fence

4 Learn how to sing the Solfege For "Chicken on The Fence Post"

Watch the video and learn to sing the solfege for "Chicken on The Fence Post"

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Song Used: Chicken on the Fence

5 Listen and Then Sing to "Chicken on The Fence Post"

Listen to "Chicken on the Fence Post" and then play the video again and sing with it.

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6 Play the Game from the Kid's Demo

Play the game if you have enough people.

or

Play the game using 3 people.
One person hides the chicken and the other two race to find it!

Choose a stuffy or an object to be the "chicken".

Remember to hide the "chicken" in plain sight.

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7 Compose using the Rhythm Composition Tool

Compose using 16th notes using the Rhythm Composition Tool.

Choose Level 6 to use 16th notes.

8 Sing "Chicken on the Fence Post" as an "A" section and compose a "B" section

Sing "chicken on the Fence Post" as an A section.

Now compose a B section.

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9 Review last week's module, or any of the songs you like!

Repetition is one of the ways that we learn something well.

Children improve singing on pitch, learn the lyrics and melody better with each repetition.

Children will develop their musicality if you sing, move, play more often!

Keep a list of the songs and activities that you like.

10 Assessment

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

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

11 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!