2nd grade

Down By the Bay

Lyrics (Folk song) Down by the bayWhere the watermelon grow,Back to my home,I dare not go.But if I do,My mother will say:Did you ever see a bear combing his hair?Down by the bay! 2. …moose kissing a goose…3. ….whale with ...

Bounce High Bounce Low

Lyrics Bounce high, bounce low,Bounce the ball to Shiloh. *Shiloh is a location mentioned in the Bible. Its name means “peace.” See also Harmony: chords I & IV / one chord Melody: mi so la Rhythm:    /  steady beat ...

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

Version 1 Lyrics – Rōmaji (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 ...

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 Motions One student is “It.” Other students copy the motions “It” is doing. See also ...

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 4 4 Other Worksheets / Assessments (Available on other pages. Click each image to access.) Hidden Half Notes Compose Rhythms See also ...

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 Harmony: homophony / Orff arrangements Melody: high & low / do, re, mi / low so ...
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