Each lesson is 30 minutes long.

Lesson 7 – Rhythm / Melody

Lesson 8 – Rhythm / Melody

  • Sing School Song & Character Counts
  • Written Assessment – Melody: Up and Down Quiz
  • Charlie Over the Ocean – sing again w/PPT.
    • First, I lead.
    • Then, I invite each riser group to lead with me (another riser does the echo). They watch me and follow my “conducting.”
    • Then, each riser group lead without me.

Lesson 9 – Rhythm

  • Sing School Song & Character Counts
  • Explain Glockenspiel Coloring Sheet (see below). Students color while I work with a few people to re-assess. (There is also a benefit to having the students do this during Lesson 7 before the assessment.)
  • Move & Freeze Activity: Beat vs. No Beat  (more movement songs)
    • Students turn on “bubbles.”
    • I play music on keyboard with no beat (using a sound with long, sustained tones) – they move in long, slow, sustained movements
    • I play march-sounding music with beats on keyboard, they stop and pat knees.
  • Charlie Over Ocean – practice song, then sit on circle and play game. (I keep track who has been “it” for each game. Each day we play, I choose about 5 students to be “it,” choosing different students each day.)
  • Hop Old Squirrel – circle game

Lesson 10 – Rhythm

  • Character Counts
  • Beat vs. No Beat
    • Name things that have beats or no beats
    • Show heart and x cards on board
    • Listen to recordings of songs with beat and songs with no beat – which picture would I circle?
    • Play a recording of Yankee Doodle while students march in bubbles   (more steady beat songs)
  • Hop Old Squirrel – circle game

Lesson 11 – Rhythm

  • Character Counts
  • Practice Beat vs. No Beat –
    • Listen to recordings of songs with beat and songs with no beat – which picture would I circle?
  • Yankee Doodle
    • I sing while we all nod the beat
    • Pass out rhythm sticks. When I point to the different risers groups, they play.
  • Play Yankee Doodle recording
    • All stand scattered in the room. While listening, I do a steady beat of arm or leg motions for 16 beats, they mirror. I change my pattern every 16 beats.
  • Ask 4 students (or however long the recording is) to come up front. They show the class a repeated motion that demonstrates steady beat. Turn on recording. I point to the first kid while that student demonstrates his/her own motion while the rest of the class mirrors. For the next 16 beats, I point to the next student. Continue similarly until the recording is over. Choose 4 more students.
  • Hop Old Squirrel – circle game

Lesson 12 – Rhythm

  • Character Counts
  • Practice Beat vs. No Beat –
    • Same as last time
  • Play Yankee Doodle recording
    • Same as last time
  • Hop Old Squirrel – circle game

Lesson 13 – Rhythm

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