This is a complete lesson including lesson plan and all the resources (with the exception of readily available audio recordings) you need to teach this oceanic exploration of pitch, timbre, tempo, dynamics, and rhythms using ta and ti-tis.
Based on the well-known children's song,"Slippery Fish," this lesson has kids moving, singing, creating and exploring using a variety of strategies. After direct-teaching the first portion of the lesson, students experiment with making their own ocean-themed music creation.
This lesson is perfect for your Grade One and Two music classes, and incorporates elements of Orff and Kodaly methods. It focuses on the cooperative and social elements of play.
Note: The lesson plan is based on the British Columbia Fine Arts Curriculum, and uses the Big Ideas and Curricular Competencies found in the new curriculum. It also includes "I Can" statements compatible with curriculum from other jurisdictions.