Grade 4 Lesson 37 (updated 2021)

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will

  • Rhythm Play Along 10-1
  • Trivia Wheel – instrument games
  • (Orchestra and fun facts)
  • #93 “Crawdad Hole” – read, sing
  • #94 “My Hat”  – sing, actions
  • #96 “Loo La” – create hand clap game
  • Campfire Songs: Review
  • #95 “Camping Song”
  • #51 “We’re on the Upward Trail”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can create movement to music
  • I can identify instruments of the orchestra

Teaching Procedure

1 Rhythm Play Along 10-1

Play along with instruments, body percussion or desk drumming

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2 Trivia Wheel - orchestra instrument game

- divide the class into 2 groups and play the game

3 Trivia Wheel - instrument fun facts game

- divide the class into 2 teams to play

4 CAMPFIRE SONGS!

This week we’ll sing some songs that you could sing around the campfire or on a car trip.

Song Used: Crawdad Hole

5 Learn #93 “Crawdad Hole”

This is an American folk song.
Sometimes when you go camping, you go fishing too!

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Song Used: My Hat

6 Review #94 “My Hat”

This song is a German children's song
In German, the words are

Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken,
Drei Ecken hat mein Hut,
Und hätt er nicht drei Ecken,
So wär es nicht mein Hut.

Sing along.

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Song Used: My Hat

7 Do the actions for "My Hat"

Watch the video and do the actions with the students.
For a challenge, you can repeat the song with the same actions and don't say specific word. For example...

-1st time you repeat the verse but don't say "my" - just point to yourself.
-2nd time you repeat the verse but don't say, Hat" , just show the "hat"
-3rd time you repeat the verse but don't say "three" - just put up three fingers.
-4th time you repeat the verse and leave out "corners", just point to your elbows.

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Song Used: Loo La

8 Learn #96 “Loo La”

- listen to the song
- play the video again and sing along
- this is a song that Mrs. Gagne learned at camp

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9 Create a desk drum pattern for "Loo La"

In the camp version, the kids sit in a circle and make up clap patterns with everyone in the circle
If you aren't allowed to touch, create a solo desk drum pattern to the song.
The first pattern in the demo doesn't have any touching - that's the kind of pattern you can make up.
Teach your pattern to the class. Try out as many patterns as you have time for.

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Song Used: Camping Song

10 Review "Camping Song"

Review the "Camping Song" .

Play the video and sing along!

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Song Used: Camping Song

11 Create a Verse for the Camping Song

Create a verse for the camping song.

Use the worksheet or save ink and printer paper and use your own paper!

Song Used: We’re on the Upward Trail

12 Review or learn the song "We're on the Upward Trail"

Listen to the first part of the song.

Play the video again, and sing along.

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