Grade 5 Lesson 25 Option 1: St. Patrick’s Day Activities

In this lesson you will

  • Do a rhythm playalong with 8th and 16th notes
  • Do St. Patrick’s Day rhythm flashcards and rhythm erase
  • Learn the poem, “Deedle Deedle Dumpling” – accented beats, 2/4, rhythm, create ostinato
  • Move to “Irish Reel” – create your own movement
  • Listen to “Hi Ho The Rattlin Bog” – watch and compare two performances, sing and move

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read and play rhythms and melodies.
  • I can listen and respond to music.
  • I can create and perform an ostinato.

Teaching Procedure

1 Do a Rhythm Playalong With 8th/16th Note Rhythms

Choose how to play the rhythm.

You could use speech, body percussion or instruments.

If this is too fast for your students, use the gear wheel tool to slow it down.

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2 Rhythm Flashcards

Choose the level.

Clap each flashcard.

After you've clapped them all, you'll get a surprise!

3 Rhythm Erase

4 Deedle Deedle Poem Activity 1

Play the poem and step the beat

5 Deedle Deedle Poem Activity 2

Learn about accented beats

6 Deedle Deedle Poem Activity 3

Learn about 2/4 time signature

7 Deedle Deedle Poem Activity 4

Figure out the rhythms of the poem

8 Deedle Deedle Poem Activity 5

Do body percussion with the poem.

Try the body percussion given or create your own.

9 Deedle Deedle Poem Activity 6

Create an ostinato.

Divide the class into two groups.

One group will decide how to perform the ostinato, and the other group the poem.

Decide how to perform.

- do you like it? - try it another way!

10 Optional: Complete a Worksheet Notating the Rhythm of the Poem

Optional: complete the worksheet.

11 Move to an Irish Reel.

Copy the movement or create your own!

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12 Compare Two Performances 1

Use the projectable to discuss the two performances, or copy the worksheet for students to complete.

13 Compare Two Performances 2

Use the projectable to discuss the two performances, or copy the worksheet for students to complete.

14 Optional Worksheet to Compare Performances

Optional: If you can copy this for the students, have them complete after they watch the performances.

15 Watch the Drops of Green Band Perform "Hi Ho The Rattlin Bog"

View the performance

Think about the elements of music.

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16 Watch the Louisiana Children's Honor Choir perform "Rattlin Bog"

View the performance

Think about the elements of music.

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Song Used: Hi Ho the Rattlin’ Bog

17 Sing the Song, "Rattlin Bog" and Create Movements

Sing the song.

Create movements to go with the song.

Discuss the 3 arrangements of Rattlin Bog.

How were they similar?

- How were they different?

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