Grade 4 Lesson 35 (updated 2021)

Concepts:

In this lesson you will:

  • Review #35 “My Bonnie” -tempo
  • #39 “Sarasponda” – stick game, create ostinato with Boomwhackers, play melody on Boomwhackers
  • #91 “Biddy Biddy”
  • – echo rhythm, echo singer, sing song, ,  learn about Jamaica
  • #92 “Steel Drum” – video

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read and perform rhythms and melodies
  • I can sing and play music from a variety of places and times

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: My Bonnie

1 Review #35 “My Bonnie”

- do you remember this song?

- in this song, each time you sing a word starting with "b" you change position.

- If you were sitting you stand up. If you were standing, you sit down.

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Song Used: My Bonnie

2 Clap rhythms at different tempos

- in the song "My Bonnie" you moved at different tempos

- try Level 11-12-13 of the tempo tool to practice 3/4 meter at different tempos

Song Used: Sarasponda

3 Learn or review #39 “Sarasponda”

Sarasponda is a Dutch song said to imitate the sound of a spinning wheel. The words are nonsense words.

- read the rhythms, and read the melody using solfa or pitch letter names
- listen to the song
- play the video again and sing along

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Song Used: Sarasponda

4 Watch the kids play the game

- watch the kids demo and mirror the movements with your hands.

- try the movements alone, then try them with a partner

The game is really fun to play!

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5 Optional: Create an ostinato with Boomwhackers

If you have Boomwhackers available, create an ostinato for the song with the big red C.
You could play: ti-ti ta ti-ti ta ti-ti ti-ti ti-ti ta
Or create any rhythm pattern you like.
Divide the class into two groups - one to play the ostinato and one to sing.

If time permits, go to the Boomwhacker section and learn to play the melody on Boomwhackers. The activity you'll see is a Concept slide. The cover page shows the tubes needed and optional ukulele chords. Select next and you'll see kids notes notation. The next slide is colored notation and the final slide is standard notation.

Song Used: Biddy Biddy

6 Sing "Biddy Biddy" by Echoing the Singer

- echo the singer to learn "Biddy Biddy" by rote

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Song Used: Biddy Biddy

7 Sing "Biddy Biddy"

Play the video and sing along.

Game Directions: Players sit in a circle with cupped hands outstretched. As the song is sung, one player goes from child to child pretending to drop the ring into each one’s fists. At the end of the song, the children (those who didn’t pretend to get the ring) try to guess who has the ring. The one who is correct, gets to drop the ring next time.

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8 Watch a Video About Jamaica!

Watch the video to learn a little bit about Jamaica!

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9 Optional: Learn about the steel drum

- the steel drum comes to us from the Caribbean
- this video is a great introduction to the steel drum

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