Let Us Chase the Squirrel: A folk song to teach half note and re

Lindsay Jervis
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
Formats Included
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67 pages
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Lindsay Jervis


Let Us Chase the Squirrel: a gem for the elementary music classroom! This song is a favorite of my students for teaching half note and re.

This PDF contains slides for the following:
- Lyrics
- Beat icons
- Steady beat heart beats
- Rhythm Icons
- Present ta-a (or ta-o) as tied quarter notes
- Practice reading ta-a or ta-o as tied quarter notes
- Present half note
- Practice slides for half note
- Melodic icons with lyrics
- Melodic icons with solfa and ? for mystery solfa
- A new note moves onto solfa street - will it be higher or lower than do? Will it be higher or lower than mi?
- Presentation slides for re - shows house on solfa street and hand sign
- Practice slides for re - reading from icons, icons on the staff in both F and G do.
- Cards for centers to put the song in order (rhythm only and melody plus stick notation)
- Copy of the song
- Two singing game ideas

Find out more about this song on My Blog: Pursuit of Joyfulness - Let Us Chase the Squirrel
Total Pages
67 pages
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