This FALL/THANKSGIVING (Kodaly based) themed BUNDLE KIT includes 6 SMART NOTEBOOK lessons appropriate for elementary music students in grades Kinder. - 3rd grade. Each lesson is sold separately in my TpT store, however, purchasing the BUNDLE saves you $3.00. Lessons included in this kit are as follows:
1. 5 Fat Turkeys Are We - A Fun Thanksgiving Rhyme Intro. to Ta-a: SMNTBK Edition - 11 pages -
This SMART NOTEBOOK lesson is appropriate for elementary music students in grades Kindergarten and 1st. grade. Students will be able to recite this cute Thanksgiving rhyme while keeping a steady heartbeat. A beat tapping chart with adorable graphics is provided. Other activities include a rhythm notation reading exercise in which the new rhythm of "ta-a" (half note) is introduced, reading the melodic notation on the staff, etc. There are several fun recordings of this rhyme available through many of the elementary music text book series that could be added to this lesson (example: Share The Music, Making Music, World of Music, Etc.). Adding instruments to this cute song is also a fun way to bring this classic Thanksgiving tune to life.
2. November Rhythm Fun - Exploring Duration of Sound (SMNTBK Edition) - 6 pages -
This Smart Notebook file is appropriate for elementary music students in grades Kinder. and 1st Gr. Students will be required to identify the number of sounds (syllables) that each Thanksgiving picture has. They will have the opportunity to recite/clap/sing/play/etc. these suggested short rhythmic patterns. They will also be able to create their own rhythmic patterns to share and perform.
3. Let's Hide The Pumpkin - A Duration of Sound, Mi-So-La Song (SMNTBK Edition) - 9 pages -
This Smart Notebook lesson is appropriate for elementary music students in grades Kinder. - 2nd grade. In this fun adorable fall themed lesson, students will explore keeping a steady beat, identifying/understanding duration of sound (in preparation for rhythms ta and ti-ti), and labeling Solfege pitches Mi-So-La. Cute graphics and game directions are included in this lesson.
4. Tom, The Turkey - Preparing For Solfege Tone "Do" (SMNTBK EDITION) - 9 pages -
This SMART NOTEBOOK lesson is appropriate for elementary music students in grades 1 and 2. Students will be expected to keep a steady heartbeat, label where the heartbeat falls on given words in the song, identify/label the sounds per heartbeat with picture icons as well as real rhythm icons, and label known Solfege tones on the staff. Students will also be made aware/preparation of the new unknown/"mystery" Solfege tone "Do" as they learn this new, original fall themed song.
5. Grinding Corn-Native Amer.Work Song (4/4 Meter & Low La) - SMNTBK Edition - 6 pages -
This Smart Notebook lesson is a great lesson to use to help reinforce the concepts of 4/4 meter and low la for students in grades 2nd and 3rd grade (4/4 meter for 2nd graders and low la for 3rd graders). Typically, this song is introduced as low as Kindergarten using just the basic steady beat concept as well as with 1st grade, expanding to duration of sound. This song can certainly be used across the span of the lower elementary grade levels, adding age and Kodaly appropriate concepts year after year. In this file, students will be expected to keep a steady beat, notate the rhythm of the song, label the form (for older students), play an accompanying ostinato, and identify the song in real staff notation by seeing it on the staff.
6. Fall Is Here - Preparing/Presenting Sol & Mi (SMNTBK Edition) - 9 pages -
This adorable, original fall song in SMART NOTEBOOK format is perfect for your young elementary music students for preparing and presenting the new concept of Sol and Mi. Activities in this interactive lesson are as follows:
1. A picture icon heartbeat tapping chart.
2. A rhythm notation/dictation activity.
3. Reading rhythmic and melodic icons in high and low sequence patterns in preparation for reading real notation on the staff.
4. Reading melodic notation on the staff using picture icons as note heads.
5. Reading "real" rhythmic/melodic notation on the staff.
6. Identifying/Labeling Solfege tones on the staff.
Each individual lesson includes directions, suggestions, ideas, etc. Game directions are also included for each individual lesson (if applicable).
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