Grade 4 Extra Lesson: March Week 5

Concepts:
In this lesson, you will:
  • practice rhythm playalong 13-3
  • #79 “Mi Conejito” – learn a Spanish Easter song, play a game, compose rhythms
  • do an Interactive Egg Rhythm composition
  • Easter/Spring Unit – compose an Easter or Spring melody
  • #70 “Toembaii”  – review ostinato
  • #71 “Mist” – review

Objectives

  • I can read, perform and create rhythms.
  • I can sing a song in Spanish.
  • I can compose and play a melody.

Teaching Procedure

1 Do a Rhythm Play Along in 3/4 Meter

Choose body percussion or instruments to play along with the video.

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Song Used: Mi Conejito

2 Learn the Translation for "Mi Conejito"

Song Used: Mi Conejito

3 Use Pause to Read Rhythms and Learn "Salta mi Conejito"

Play the video and pause on page 1 to read the rhythms.

Play a phrase and have students repeat it. Play another phrase and have students repeat it. Slow down the video with gear tool on the bottom right. Continue until students have repeated the whole song.

Play the video again (slow it down) and invite students to sing along.

In-person: say the words instead of singing so the students have an opportunity to learn the Spanish.

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4 Option 1: Create Rhythm Compositions Using 3/4 Meter

Play a "hide the eggs" game. Give each student the egg rhythms.
Color (optional) and cut out the 4 eggs.

Choose 1-3 students to be the "hiders."

The 'hiders" put hands behind their back, and pass an egg back and forth. Students in the class guess which hand the egg is in. Give a point for each correct guess. (Keep track of who has had turns!)

The eggs have rhythms in 3/4 meter. Have the students make a 4 bar pattern and decide how to perform it using body percussion, instruments, desk drumming or other found sounds. Hold a group practice. Practice again until all students are successful.

You could try performing the rhythm patterns with either the rhythm play-along music, or the song.

5 Option 2: Create an Egg Rhythm Composition

Select 4 "egg" rhythm patterns. Decide how to perform them.

You could use body percussion or instruments!

6 Option 1: Compose an Easter Melody

Option 1: Compose an Easter Melody.

The student printable for this activity is in supporting resources.
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Do this composition as a class.

There are options to use do-re-mi, CDE, do re mi so la, or CDE GA.

The NEXT button is in the bottom right corner of the slide (blends in with the frame).

7 Option 2: Compose a Spring Melody

Option 2: compose a spring melody.

The student printable for this activity is in supporting resources.
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Do this composition as a class.

There are options to use do-re-mi, CDE, do re mi so la, or CDE GA.

The NEXT button is in the bottom right corner of the slide (blends in with the frame).

8 Use the Virtual Glockenspiel to Play Your Composition

Have students try out their compositions on the virtual glockenspiel.

Song Used: Toembaii

9 Review #70 “Toembaii”

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Song Used: Mist

10 Review #71 “Mist”

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