Grade 5 Lesson 9

Concepts:

Play the game Match Melody – do mi so do’

Poison rhythm 16th notes

Learn #24. “Raindrops Round” – name notes – create word rhythm with pitter-patter, raindrops, falling, down – assess with rhythm sort

song #23. “Shalom” – view kids demo to learn signs for part 1, sing

“Dona Nobis” – rhythm play along or “Peace in My Heart” bucket/desk drum

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can read rhythms and melodies
  • I can create and perform with rhythm
  • I can play instruments

Teaching Procedure

1 Play the Match the Melody game, Level 10

Play the Match the Melody game, Level 10

2 Play Poison Rhythm

Play Poison Rhythm

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Song Used: Raindrops Round

3 Option 1: Name the solfa notes for "Raindrops Round"

If you learn solfa notes at your school, do this activity.

If you learn pitch letter names, do the next activity instead.

Song Used: Raindrops Round

4 Option 2: Read the pitch letter names for the "Raindrops Round"

If you learn pitch letter names, do this activity.
(or do both!)

5 Read the Rhythm and sing the Solfa for "Raindrop Round"

Read the Rhythm for "Raindrop Round"

If you learn solfa notes at your school, read the solfa.

If you learn to read pitch letter names, read the letter names.

6 Sing the "Raindrops Round"

Listen to the "Raindrops Round"

Play the video again and sing along with part 1.

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7 Create a new rhythm pattern with word rhythms

Create a new rhythm pattern with word rhythms

Choose an instrument or found sound, and play your rhythm.

Sing the Raindrops Round as an A section, and play your rhythm as a B section.

Decide on your final form: AB or ABA. If you have more students, you might be able to create a rondo: A B A C A D A

8 Watch the students to learn the sign language for part 1 of "Shalom"

Watch the students to learn the sign language for part 1.

You'll hear part 1, then an interlude, part 2, then a repeat of part 1.

Practice the signs with the choir all the way through.

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9 Sing "Shalom"

Sing and sign part 1 for "Shalom"

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10 Option 1: Learn to play the rhythm band accompaniment for Dona Nobis

Option 1: Learn to play the rhythm band accompaniment for Dona Nobis

Practice all parts.

11 Play along with the song, "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Play along with the song, "Dona Nobis Pacem"

At Home: Try playing all 4 parts.

In-Person: Divide the class into 4 groups and try playing this all together.

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12 Option 2: Play on a bucket or desk with the song, "Nothing but Peace"

Option 2: Play on a bucket or desk with the song, "Nothing but Peace"

Find something to use for a bucket: an ice cream or laundry bucket, a big bowl or a cardboard box.

Find something to use for sticks - a pair of wooden spoons, or pair of spoons

Learn to play part one. This is played with verse 1.
Practice this pattern until you are confident. This first pattern is tricky!
Replay the video as needed.

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13 Learn to play part 2.

Learn to play part two. This is played with verse 2.
Practice this pattern until you are confident.
Replay the video as needed.

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14 Learn to play part 3

Learn to play part three. This is played with verse 3.
Practice this pattern until you are confident.
Replay the video as needed.

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15 Play buckets with the entire song, "Nothing but Peace"

Play buckets with the entire song, "Nothing but Peace"

In Person: If you don't have buckets, you can drum on the desk.

click = click sticks
rim = edge of the desk
top = top of the desk
side - side of the desk

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