This download is intended to introduce and practice the pitch "Re". Most songs use the pitches Do, Re, and Mi. The intended grade level is 2nd or 3rd grade (but can also be used at the beginning of 4th and 5th - good for older beginners). Music vocabulary and rhythms (including the half note and dotted half note) are reinforced in many lessons.
Here's what's included in the download:
Lessons (full PowerPoint lessons with instructions) - try this progression:
1. Closet Key (includes game instructions, rhythm worksheet, melody worksheet, and lyrics, rhythm, and melody printables for assessment)
2. Lemon Pie (includes two-part harmony, rhythm worksheet, melody worksheet, and lyrics, rhythm, and melody printables for assessment, matching game)
3. Nabe, Nabe, Soku, Nuke (includes instructions for adding recorder and other orff instruments, movement activity, and a rhythm and melodic improvisation activity)
4. Rain is Falling Down (includes slide on rondo form, adds fun instrumentation, rhythm worksheet, melody worksheet, and lyrics, rhythm, and melody printables for assessment)
5. Frog in the Meadow (includes instrumentation, movement activity, rhythm worksheet, melody worksheet, and lyrics, rhythm, and melody printables for assessment)
6. Hop Old Squirrel (includes instrumentation and movement instructions)
7. Sailor on the Sea (includes movement and improvisation rhythm activity)
8. Flight Night - original song by me that discusses choices composers make when creating music and offers students the opportunity to make those choices themselves
9. Who's That Tapping At The Window - this song transitions students to get ready for the Do pentatonic scale by adding back in the pitch "So" (includes movement activity, rhythm worksheet, melody worksheet, and matching game)
1. Mad Minute (includes key of C, D, F, and G)
2. Do Re Mi Graph Activity (very successful for transitioning into composing - can use boomwhackers)
3. My Do Re Mi Song (editable - use in the key you'd like)
1. The Music Staff - printable for reviewing lines and spaces with other info students need to know
2. Music Street - includes the houses Do, Re, and Mi and discuss their relationships (including steps and skips)
3. Do Re Mi Patterns F Major - printable patterns to use in singing and games
4. Do Re Mi Patterns G Major
Do Re Mi Assessment - 5 page assessment (editable) that I've used in the past to wrap-up my Do Re Mi unit
Many of the songs are in G major so that they transition well to the pitches B, A, and G on the recorder.
Visit my blog at www.thesweetestmelodymusic.blogspot.com for more information and more ideas for teaching "Re"