Music Lesson: "Apple Tree"(so-mi-la) Sixteenth Note, Game, Worksheets, Video Mp3

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“Apple Tree” (original) song and game will help elementary music teachers to teach, review and assess so-mi-la, sixteenth note rhythms and review quarter and eighth notes. Teaching Video, Presentation and Audio Files for Google Apps. Students love the easy to play Orff arrangement and exciting game as well as the practice worksheets and flash cards. The game is perfect for Back to School activities to help students learn the names of their classmates or to play throughout the year. This resource includes lessons for an entire unit. Perfect for grades 3-5.

*DIGITAL GOOGLE SLIDES COMPANION ACTIVITY LINK: Music Rhythm and Melody Digital Activities (so mi la)


  • Google Apps- use the video, upload the presentation and/or the worksheets for assignments
  • WebEx, Screencastify, Zoom, etc.  You can share your screen and have students practice and play the game together.
  • Classroom Activities on individual tablets/computers


· Students can identify the symbols and be able to use these rhythms:

Sixteenth notes

Eighth notes

2 Sixteenth +1 eighth note

• Read Notation (so-mi-la)

• Write Notation

• Perform by singing and playing instruments

• Create a Rhythm Pattern

• Create a Melody Pattern


Use this resource in you back to school lessons to review rhythms and notes and get to know all of your student names.

Use this resource throughout the year by playing the song and game as review and assessment of skills.

Use the “Interactive/Smart Board” graphics and pages for whole class or station activities.


  • Teaching Presentation- rhythm,solfege, Melody, Ostinato
  • Teaching Video
  • Song Vocal and Accompaniment Mp3 tracks
  • Digital Graphic Images
  • 7 Lesson Procedures
  • Sheet Music -“Apple Tree” Song –Note Names, Orff Accompaniment, Solfege
  • Mp3 Practice Track
  • 2-Worksheets-Create Melody, Create a Rhythm
  • FLASHCARDS-Color and Black/White iconic apples and rhythmic notation
  • 6 I CAN STATEMENTS for each learning goal


1) Teaching Procedures.

2) Learning Goals.

3) Mp3 Practice Accompaniment Track

4) Rhythmic Review for quarter, quarter rest, sixteenth, eighth notes.

5) Sheet Music -“Apple Tree”-so-mi-la sight singing/playing, Orff Accompaniment and Ostinato, note names melody and bass

6) 2 -PRACTICE SHEETS Create a so mi la Melody. Create a Rhythmic pattern.

7) FLASHCARDS-Color & B/W apples & rhythms

8) I CAN STATEMENTS – I Can Sing so-mi-la, I Can Play so-mi-la, I Can Play Rhythms, I Can Play Rhythm Patterns, I can Play Melody Patterns, I Can Create Rhythm Patterns, I Can Create Melody Patterns.

9) Smartboard Activity -write the Rhythm or Melody- Set of Apple Note graphics to use in a smartnotebook or other interactive white board. Images are png files .

10) Graphics in (picture) png files to use with interactive whiteboards.

11) Printable Sheet music with solfege

12) Printable Sheet music with note names

13) Printable Sheet music with Orff Arrangement

14) Printable Sheet music for Teacher


• Students will learn the symbols and be able to use these rhythms:

Sixteenth notes

Eighth notes

2 Sixteenth +1 eighth note

• Read Notation (so-mi-la)

• Write Notation

• Perform by singing and playing instruments

• Create a Rhythm Pattern

• Create a Melody Pattern


• I Can Sing so-mi-la patterns

• I Can Play so-mi-la patterns

• I Can Play Rhythms

• I Can Play Rhythm Patterns

• I Can Create a Rhythm Pattern

• I Can Create a Melody Pattern

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