Grade 4 Lesson 6 (a.4)

In this lesson you will

  • echo the rhythms that you’ll use in a song
  • sing a partner song
  • create a ball bouncing routine to a song

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can echo 16th note rhythms
  • I can sing a partner song
  • I can create movement to a song with a ball

Teaching Procedure

1 Echo the Rhythms

Listen to the Rhythm Pattern that you hear.

Then, echo the rhythm.

Some of the rhythms you'll hear will be used in the songs you'll learn today.

Song Used: Lost My Partner

2 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

3 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

4 Sing Skip to My Lou

Watch the video and listen to the first part - 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

5 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

6 Watch the Video and listen to the Paw Paw Patch song.

Watch the video and listen to the first part - the Shoo Fly Song AND the second part - 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

7 Optional: If you have enough people in your house, play the Shoo Fly Game

Optional: If you have enough people in your house, play the Shoo Fly Game

Game Directions for Skip to My Lou: Form a single circle.Measure 1-4: All walk forward 4 steps to the center, hands joined, and raising arms as the steps are taken. All walk backward 4 steps, lowering arms, and bringing arms back. Repeat. Measure 5-8: Without dropping hands, the leader walks directly across the circle to the opposite side and walks under the joined hands of the arch couple. Everyone follows the leader (with hands still joined) under the arch, turning the circle inside out.Measures 9-16: Repeat all steps backwards ending in a circle again:4 steps back, 4 steps forward, 4 steps back, 4 steps forward.The leader walks backwards through the arch, and the circle reforms.

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Song Used: Lost My Partner

8 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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9 Assessment Suggestions

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments.

10 Music IS Literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!