This lesson will meet all your National Standards for music, and is perfect for September and October! 1st or 2nd grade students will love these hands-on activities, which reinforce listening, singing, reading, and critical thinking skills.
Note: If you don't have a smart board, you can download the software for free at smarttech.com/notebook and project your computer onto a white screen with a projector, or onto a TV, and use the computer for the interactive pages!
*"Apple Tree" song and game ideas with interactive notation, where students place notes on a simplified staff. Students also learn solfege and brainstorm their own lyrics.
*Partner poem for "Apple Tree" with movement.
*Additional apple poem and movement activity.
*Listening map and specific movements for Vivaldi's "Autumn."
*Original melody and sorting game, in which students learn about different types of apples and sort them based on syllable count.
*Quarter and eighth note slides for reading and composition.
*"Hop old squirrel" notation, game, and movement ideas with pictures.
*Singing: sol-mi-la-do, partner song & poem, vocal exploration
*Rhythm/Notation: steady beat, identifying word syllables, reading quarter and eighth notes and understanding the basic musical staff
*Composition: writing quarter-eighth rhythms and brainstorming rhyming lyrics
*Listening: listening responding to music (dynamics, mood, form) through movement
*Connections: Language/writing (rhyming words/syllables, types of apples), movement and dance
Thanks, and have fun!