Grade 4 Lesson 31 (updated)

In this lesson, you will:

  • Body Percussion Cristian – #9
  • rhythm play along ti-tika
  • “Poison Rhythm” ti-tika
  • read rhythms in #80 “Lost my Partner” – learn both parts, optional, play “Shoo Fly” game, ball bouncing with the song

Objectives

  • I can read, perform and create 16th note rhythms.
  • I can sing a partner song.
  • I can create movement to a song with a ball.

Teaching Procedure

1 Poison Rhythm

Echo every pattern but the poison pattern.

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2 Rhythm Play Along #13-4

Choose body percussion, instruments or found sounds to play along.

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3 Body Percussion with Cristian Lesson 9: Butterfly

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4 Read the Rhythms for Body Percussion #9

Read the rhythms used in Cristian's lesson 9.

Practice reading the body percussion score.

Option for in-person classes: a pdf is given for students to create their own body percussion sequence. Try your sequence with the 2 tracks that follow.

5 Body Percussion Composition

This is a great option for in-person classes.

Compose your own 16 beat body percussion sequence.

6 Audio 1 to Accompany Body Percussion Composition

7 Audio 2 to Accompany Body Percussion Composition

Song Used: Lost My Partner

8 Echo the Rhythms in "Skip to my Lou"

Echo the rhythms in "Skip to my Lou."

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Song Used: Lost My Partner

9 Read the Lyrics for "Skip to My Lou"

Read the lyrics for "Skip to My Lou."

Is this song familiar?

Song Used: Lost My Partner

10 Sing "Skip to My Lou"

Watch the video and listen to the first part of "Skip to My Lou."

Pause, go back, and sing "Skip to My Lou." (then pause video)

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Song Used: Lost My Partner

11 Read the Words for the "Paw Paw Patch" Song

Read the words for the "Paw Paw Patch Song."

Is this song familiar?

You may have learned this in school in an earlier grade.

Song Used: Lost My Partner

12 Watch the Video and Listen to the "Paw Paw Patch" Song

Watch the video and listen to the first part of the "Shoo Fly" song AND the second part of the "Paw Paw Patch" song.

Pause, go back, and sing both parts.

For a big challenge, sing the whole song. When both parts go together, try singing part one. Can you stay on your part when it goes into 2 parts?

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Song Used: Lost My Partner

13 Optional: Adapt the "Shoo Fly" Game

Adapt the game for virtual or in-person.

In person: try playing the game without holding hands, and making the circle really spaced out.

Virtual: do the 1st part (A section) as shown. Walk in for 4, Out for 4, In for 4, Out for 4.

Then, create new movements for the B section that you can do solo.

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Song Used: Lost My Partner

14 Create a Ball Bouncing Routine to the Songs

Do you have a ball at home?

Create a ball bouncing routine. Try bouncing, tossing the ball back and forth in your hands, and tossing it in the air.

In the video, this is what Mrs. Gagne did:
"Skip to my Lou" - bounced to the beat
Chorus: "Lou Lou, skip to my loo" - tossed the ball back and forth
spoken part: - tossed the ball in the air
"Where oh where?" - bounced to the beat
"Pickin up paw paws" - tossed the ball back and forth quickly
spoken part: - tossed the ball in the air
ending - bounced, then caught

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