Grade 3 Lesson 1 (m.3)

Teaching Objectives: 
  • read rhythm and solfa so you can sight-sing a new song
  • sing songs
  • listen and play along with “Air” and then create movement for the piece
  • reflect on the meaning of the songs you learned

Objectives

  • I can read, create and perform a rhythm in 3/4 meter.
  • I can read and perform music with with high do.
  • I can write a response to the music of Strauss using musical terminology.
  • I can tell what Strauss was famous for.

Teaching Procedure

1 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!

2 Read the Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Are there any action words?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

3 Learn the song!

Let's learn this song! Watch the lyrics video and sing along to this nonsense song. The lyrics are nonsense words and don't mean anything. Watch the song one more time and sing along!

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

4 Learn the actions!

Watch the kids demo video and learn the actions! If you have enough people in your house, play the game together!

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Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

5 SOLFA CHALLENGE!

Solfege or solfa is a way of naming notes that singers use: do, re, mi, fa, so, la ti, do. (Like in "do a deer")

Stella Ella uses the notes mi, so, la and high do. You start on high do.

If you don't know what the solfa notes are, press the play button and a singer will sing the song for you in solfa.

Assessment Suggestion: When you complete the activity, send a screenshot or picture of the completed activity to your teacher!

Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

6 NOTE NAME CHALLENGE!

Instrumental players usually use letter names: CDEFGABC' to name notes. Musicians call these "Absolute Note Names."

If you play a recorder you may be able to play this song.

Complete the note name challenge!

Song Used: Stella Ella Olla

7 Rhythm Sort

Can you match the rhythm to the words of the song?

This activity doesn't self-correct, so check your answers by look back at the song.

When you get them all right, read the rhythms of the song.

8 Read the French Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Have you ever sung a song in another language before?

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: Alouette

9 Learn to sing a song in French!

Alouette is a French folk song for you to learn.

Alouette is a traditional French folk song about plucking a bird. This cheery song describes each part of the bird that the singer is going to pluck. This song is a call and response – a solo singer sings and the singers respond. This makes it easier to teach because you aren’t expected to learn every phrase in the song – only the responses! Listen closely to the way the singer pronounces the words in French and mimic them!

Watch the lyrics video and sing the echo parts. They are in "italics"

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10 Listen to a short video about the composer Johann Strauss Jr.

Johann Strauss Jr. lived from 1825-1899.

He was known as the king of the waltz.

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11 Listen and respond to Roses from the South

While you listen to Roses from the South, read and think about the questions.

After listening, discuss the questions with your parent.

Write a response answering the questions in the listening log. For the last question, tell how the music makes you feel, or describe what the music makes you think of. If you have time, draw a picture that shows what it makes you think of.

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12 Create a Rhythm Composition

The Waltz you listening to was in 3/4 meter. This means the music is written in groups of 3 beats.

In this activity, you get to create and play back your own composition in 3/4 meter.

13 Match the Melody!

Stella Ella Olla used the solfa note high do. Go to the Match the Melody Game in the Games section, and try Level 10 which includes high do!

14 Assessment Suggestions:

Send your teacher a video of you singing part of your favorite song. Send your teacher a screenshot or picture of the solfa Challenge activity.

15 Music Education is Important!

Music Education is Important
- whether you are learning in a school or learning at home!