2nd grade

Bought Me a Cat

Lyrics (Folk song) 1. Bought me a cat, the cat pleased me,I fed my cat under yonder tree.The cat said “fiddle-i-fee.”2. hen…chimmy chuck chimmy chuck3. duck… quack, quack4. goose… hissy, hissy5. pig… oink, oink6. sheep… baa, baa7. hog… griffy, griffy8. …

Se Se Se

Lyrics – Transliteration (Japanese folk song) Se se se, no yoi yoi yoi O cha la ka o cha la ka o cha la ka hoi English Translation The song is made up of nonsense syllables, with the exception of …

Black Snake

Lyrics (Folk song) Black snake, black snake, where are you hiding? (repeat twice)Don’t you bite me! Game One child hides. All other students march past the “snake’s” hiding place until the snake runs out and tags someone who becomes the …

Do As I’m Doing

Lyrics (Folk song) RefrainDo as I’m doing, follow follow me (repeat) If I do it high or low,If I do it fast or slow… Refrain See also songs with syncopation motion songs tempo resources songs with half notes songs with …

Solami Game

Lesson ideas So-La-Mi! (I pronounce it like “salami.”) 1. I sing a pattern of solfege with Curwen hand signs. In younger grades, I only sing mi, so or mi, so and la in different orders, such as: In older grades, I sing …

2nd Grade Rhythm Assessments

Worksheets / Assessments (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 Other Worksheets / Assessments (Available on other pages. Click each image to access.) Hidden Half Notes Compose Rhythms See …

Grizzly Bear

Lyrics (Folk song) Grizzly bear, a grizzly bear is sleeping in a cave. (repeat)Please be very quiet, very very quiet,If you wake him, if you shake him, he gets very mad! Game Students stand in a circle on the floor. …

Wake Me

Lyrics (Folk song) Wake me! Shake me!Don’t let me sleep too late.Gonna get up early in the morning,Gonna swing on the golden gate! See also songs with half notes pentatonic songs do, re, mi songs recorder GAB songs recorder DEGAB …

Rhythm Cards in 2/4

Visuals (See downloads at bottom of page.) Other Visuals (Available on song pages. Click each image to access.) See also rhythm visuals rhythm Resources half note lesson   (or available for purchase here) Printable & Digital Cards Download PDF Download …

Hula Hoop Rhythms

Use hula hoops in 4 different colors (red, orange/yellow, green and blue). You can also make your own. Use plastic tubing covered by electrical tape. (It’s a little cheaper, and you can make the hoops a little smaller and easier …

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