Just in time for fall! Explore quarter note, eighth note, and quarter rest rhythms with this fun and inviting set of lessons. Meet Farmer Andy who just loves to work in his apple orchard all day. Practice "inner hearing" as Farmer Andy eats some of the apples and your students are asked to sing more and more of the song in their heads (apple crunching sound effect included). Help Farmer Andy slice some of the apples in two (match syllables) before he takes his red apples to the farmer's market to trade them for Abby's green apples (write the rhythm). Finally, play an engaging rhythm game to assess your students learning. Watch out for the wormy apples!
(These lessons focus on rhythm and not melody. Choose the version of the song that fits your students’ needs. I have seen both SM and SMLD versions of the song. No melodic slides are provided.)
Included in this File:
Apple Tree PowerPoints - stick notation and traditional notation
Lesson Plan PDF
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