Each lesson is 30 minutes long.

Lesson 1: Steady Beat – more steady beat songs

  • Oliver Twist
    • I do motions with beats at beginning of song.
    • At end, count 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.

Lesson 2: Steady Beat

  • Hello Song, Hickety Pickety
  • School Song
    • Add gathering drum – students take turns, 6 per drum at a time
  • Review: BEAT = clock = heart beat
  • Hickory Dickory Dock – same as last time
  • Oliver Twist – same as last time
  • Beats in feet in bubbles    (more movement songs)

Lesson 3: Steady Beat

  • Hello Song, Hickety Pickety
  • School Song
    • Assess students by observing ability to pat steady beat by patsching. (It is easier for students to use their hands together instead of alternating.)
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Oliver Twist
    • students can move forward, backward, or to the side for 1st 4 counts, then back to place
    • students give ideas for steady beat motions
  • Down Down Baby – practice motions by themselves, then choose partners

Lesson 4: Duration-Long/Short

  • Hello Song, Hickety Pickety
  • Discuss what an “opposite” is. Have them guess the words LONG and SHORT when I hum a long sound and short sound.
  • Keyboard – play a long or short sound, they identify which is which
  • I explain that most songs contain a mixture of long and short – like in the school song (I demonstrate)
  • Old Blue    (more songs with long and short sounds)
    • Where are long words?
    • Raise hand on long words (blue dog magnets on board)
  • Doggie, Doggie
    • Where are long words?
    • Clap short words.
    • Start game

Lesson 5: Duration-Long/Short

  • Hello Song, Hickety Pickety
  • Ask students what our special music words were from last time.
    • LONG and SHORT (I hum a long sound and short sound)
  • Keyboard – play a long or short sound, they identify which is which
  • Old Blue
    • Review the long words (blue dog magnets on board)
    • Add tone bells (see lesson ideas)
  • Doggie, Doggie
    • Play game, give other students turns

Lesson 6: Duration-Long/Short

  • Repeat same lesson

Lesson 7: Duration-Long/Short

  • Repeat same lesson

Lesson 8: Tempo

Lesson 9: Tempo

  • Hello Song – fast and slow
  • Little Red Wagon
    • Review slow and fast
  • Video: The Tortoise and Hare
  • Rig a Jig Jig
  • Doggie, Doggie
    • Play game, give other students turns

Lesson 10: Tempo

  • Hello Song
  • Color Carnival of Animals – Assess
  • Rig a Jig Jig
  • Doggie, Doggie
    • Play game, give other students turns

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