Grade 4 Lesson 34 (updated 2021)

Concepts:

In this lesson you will:

  • Poison Rhythm 3/4 time
  • #88 “There’s a Hole in my Bucket” – Learn the song; have fun illustrating your favourite verse
  • Play Along with ti-tika rhythms
  • #89 “Built my Lady” – sing, play distanced version of game with noodles/sticks
  • Body Percussion substitution option for Zoom classes
  • rhythm writing worksheet

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read and perform melodies and rhythms

Teaching Procedure

1 Poison Rhythm in 3/4

- play poison rhythm!

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2 Watch the kids demo

- this class performed "There's a Hole in My Bucket"

- what do you notice about their performance?

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Song Used: There’s a Hole in My Bucket

3 Echo sing the solfa notes for the song

Echo the singer to learn the song using solfege!

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Song Used: There’s a Hole in My Bucket

4 Sing "There's A Hole In My Bucket"

- sing along with the video

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Song Used: There’s a Hole in My Bucket

5 Optional: Illustrate your favourite verse

Optional: Use the worksheet or save paper and ink by using what you have already!

Illustrate your favourite verse in the song.

What makes the verse in your drawing your favourite?

6 Do a rhythm play along

- choose instruments, body percussion, desk drum, or found sounds and play along!

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7 Read the rhythms for "Built my Lady"

There's a new rhythm in this song.

After the word garden, there's an 8th rest and an 8th note.

You could call the 8th rest "s" and the 8th note "ti"

Together, the 8th rest and note are one beat.

8 Watch the kids play "Built my Lady"

- watch how the kids play the game

Adapt for In-Person: If you can't have kids touching, use sticks or half of a pool noodle to form the bridges.

Zoom: Create body percussion or a desk drumming routine to accompany the song instead of playing the game. A sample body percussion is given below.

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Song Used: Built My Lady

9 Body Percussion "Built My Lady"

To teach the body percussion:

1. Teach and practice patting the 1st line. Sing the song, doing the body percussion for just line one.
2. Teach and practice patting the 2nd line. Sing the song, doing the body percussion for lines 1-2. Leave out the 8th note at the end of line 2.
3. Teach and practice patting the 3rd line. Sing the song, doing the body percussion for lines 1-2-3.
4. Teach and practice patting the 4th line. Sing the song, doing the body percussion for lines 1-2-3-4
5. Try the whole song, just using body percussion.

Extensions: Substitute instruments for the body percussion!

10 Rhythm Interactives for "Built my Lady"

There are 9 activities in this set.
The worksheet that follows aligns to Activity 6 or 8

Choose from the activities available:
1. Sing and point to the beat
2. Interactive beat chart - "turn off" some of the beats and have the children sing those beats "in their head." Develops inner hearing or audiation.
3. Clap the words (the rhythm of the song)
4. Beat Rhythm switch game (Beat - step beat, Rhythm - clap words)
5. Is it beat or rhythm? (assess)
6. How many sounds do you hear? (figure out the rhythm)
7. Create a new rhythm
8. Rhythm Sort
9. Rhythm Erase

11 Write the rhythms

Optional: Complete a rhythm writing worksheet for this song.

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