In this lesson you will

Listen, sing and play with the song “Mama Don’t Allow”

Watch a spoons demo and learn how to hold and play spoons.

Do the staff lesson interactive activities 1-10

Read, sing and move to Little Tommy Tinker

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can draw a staff and number the lines and spaces
  • I can explain beat and the rhythms in a song

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Mama Don’t Allow

1 Listen to the song "Mama Don't Allow"

Listen to the song "Mama Don't Allow"

When you feel able to , sing along.

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2 Watch an amazing performance on spoons by Abby

Watch an amazing performance on spoons by Abby

3 Learn how to hold the spoons and play the basic beat

Learn how to hold the spoons and play the basic beat

Go back to the song, "Mama Don't Allow" and play along with it.

4 Learn About the Staff

Do the following interactive activities in the staff lesson:

1. Music is written on five lines called the staff.
If your teacher wants you to do the written activity as well, do Worksheet 1 with this activity.
An alternative assignment to doing the worksheets will be given below.

2. A clef is given at the beginning of each line.
If your teacher wants you to do the written activity as well, do Worksheet 2 with this activity.

3. Drag the words to fill in the blanks
4. Drag the treble clef to the staff
If your teacher wants you to do the written activity as well, do Worksheet 3 with this activity.

5. The lines are numbered from the bottom to the top.
6. Your hand has five fingers just like the staff has five lines.
7. Place the note on the line
If your teacher wants you to do the written activity as well, do Worksheet 4 with this activity.

8. Notes can also be placed in spaces.
9. Your hand staff has spaces.
10. Place the note in a space.
If your teacher wants you to do the written activity as well, do Worksheet 5 with this activity.

The worksheets are in supporting resources section above.
An alternative assignment to doing the worksheets will be given below.

5 Alternative to Worksheets - Staff Assignment

Alternative to Worksheets - Staff Assignment

Draw a staff on a piece of paper.
Put notes on each line and number them.
Put notes on each space and number them.
Draw a treble clef.

Optional: Answer the Questions
1. Music is written on a ________.
2. A ________ has ______ lines.
3. A ____ is given at the beginning of each _____.
4. The treble clef circles the note __.
5. The _________ is used for ______ notes.

6 Watch the kids demo of the song, "Little Tommy Tinker"

Watch the kids demo of the song, "Little Tommy Tinker"

In the song, little Tommy is supposed to have sat on a "clinker' or a hot coal.

This is why in the movements, the kids stand when they sing, "sat"

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Song Used: Little Tommy Tinker

7 Clap the rhythm (the words) of Little Tommy Tinker

Clap the rhythm (the words) of Little Tommy Tinker

You can use the Play button to play the song as you clap.

8 Sort the rhythms of the song, "Little Tommy Tinker"

Sort the rhythms of the song, "Little Tommy Tinker"

9 Compose your own rhythm pattern

Compose your own rhythm pattern.

Play it back. Do you like it?

If not, change it.

Can you find something to use at home for an instrument?