1 Learn a body percussion sequence with Cristian
Watch the video as Cristian teaches the sequence.
Stop and practice as needed.
In this lesson, you will:
Read the rhythms.
Discuss with the students how the body percussion score is notated.
Read Cristian's body percussion from the score.
Do a class body percussion composition to model how to it.
Then invite the children to create their own body percussion sequences.
A pdf copy of this template is in supporting resources.
Read the Words of the song, "We've Only Got One Planet".
Read the lyrics.
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?
Watch and Listen to the song, "We've Only Got One Planet".
Play the video again, and this time sing along.
This demo includes sign language for the song.
Try the sign language, or make up your own movements for the song.
Read the Words for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree".
Read the rhythms for the song.
Watch and Listen to the the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."
Play it again and sing along.
Watch the Actions for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."
Sing along and copy the actions.
The song is played 3 times. It starts at a medium tempo (speed).
In music, a medium tempo is called moderato.
Then it goes faster. Allegro means fast and lively.
Then is goes even faster. Presto means very quickly.
In the Chestnut Tree song, you sang at different tempos, or speeds.
Try clapping rhythms at different tempos in the Tempo activity.
Start with level 2 or 3.
Optional if time permits: If you'd like to learn one more song for Earth Day, watch and listen to "Plant a Tree."
Then try singing along.