Grade 4 Lesson 38 (updated 2021)

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will

  • Rhythm Play Along 13-2
  • “Come on Dance”

Review Fun and Campfire Songs:

  • A Pizza Hut (2)
  • 6. Plainsies Clapsies (3)
  • 37. We Come From Pluto (3)
  • 6. Chester
  • 12. Black Snake – play game
  • 14. Topnotcher,  
  • 35. My Bonnie
  • 94. My Hat,  
  • 96. Loo La
  • 95. Camping Song

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can create movement to music
  • I can read and perform rhythms

Teaching Procedure

1 Rhythm Play Along 13-2

Play along with instruments, body percussion or desk drumming

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2 Watch "Come on Dance"

This is a kids demo.
Watch how the kids take turns leading in the dance.

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3 Create your own moves to "Come on Dance"

Now it's your turn!

Create moves to the song, and when you like, pass it on.

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4 Campfire Songs and Fun Songs!

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

Song Used: A Pizza Hut

5 Sing A Pizza Hut (2)

Listen to part of the song.
Play the video again, and sing along.

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6 Copy the movements for "A Pizza Hut"

Sing and copy the movements.

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7 Learn to sing "Plainsies Clapsies"

- read the rhythms and the solfa (or pitch letter names)

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Song Used: Plainsies Clapsies

8 Learn the game "Plainsies Clapsies"

Sing along with the kids and copy their movements.

Give all students a bean bag and try the game!

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Song Used: We Come from Pluto

9 Learn 37. We Come From Pluto

Listen to part of the song.
Play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: We Come from Pluto

10 Copy the movements for "We Come from Pluto"

Sing along with the kids and copy their movements.

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Song Used: Chester

11 Review 6. Chester

Review 6. Chester
Read the rhythms in the song.

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Song Used: Chester

12 Sing along with the kids and copy their movements.

Sing along with the kids and copy their movements.

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Song Used: Black Snake

13 Review 12. Black Snake

Review the song.
Read the rhythms and the solfa or pitch letter names.

Game Directions: Use different dynamics to help your friend find the snake. Buy a rubber snake at a
dollar store. Choose one child to hide the snake somewhere in the classroom in plain sight - not under
something. A second child is chosen to hunt for the snake. The class guides the “finder” to the snake by
singing softly when he is far away from the snake and louder when he is closer. Remind the students to
sing with beautiful tone at all dynamic levels.

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Song Used: Topnotcher

14 Sing and move to 14. Topnotcher

Sing and create your own movements with the lyrics video.
- or -
Go the next activity to view the kids demo.

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Song Used: Topnotcher

15 View the kids demo of 14. Topnotcher

Sing and copy the movements.

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Song Used: My Bonnie

16 Move to 35. My Bonnie

Sing and copy the movements

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Song Used: My Hat

17 Sing and 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

18 Review 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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19 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

20 Review 95. Camping Song

Review the "Camping Song" .

Play the video and sing along!

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Song Used: Camping Song

21 Create a Verse for 95. 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

22 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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