Need songs, activities, and ideas for teaching half note? This comprehensive 114-page product includes:
*Eight folk songs for teaching half note,
with notation and game/dance directions ("Phoebe in her Petticoat," "Frere Jacques," "Sammy Sackett," "Bluebird," and "Who's That Tapping at the Window?" for 2nd graders; "Sakura," "Boots of Shining Leather," and "I've Been to Haarlem" for 3rd-5th graders)
*Lesson for the book "Click Clack Moo"
*Half Note learning center directions
*"Be a composer" worksheet
*Half Note memory match game
(8 pairs/ 16 cards with directions)
*Information about how to make beat/rhythm and stop/go signs
*Rhythmic flashcards for half note and tie:
Each page comes with two flashcards, which can be printed onto cardstock, cut into two (on the solid line), and laminated for frequent use. Each flashcard set comes with 14 rhythmic patterns; with most of the patterns being commonly found in folk songs. The patterns are first written with noteheads, and then in stick notation (without noteheads). The flashcards can be used for reading practice, composition, instrument playing, transitions, and more!
*Lesson plan for presenting tie
(35 minutes long)
*Lesson plan for presenting half note
(35 minutes long)
*Listening lesson for Offenbach's "Can-Can"
*Directions on how to do paper plate improvisation activity,
accompanied by rubric
with directions on how to use: includes file with tika-tika and without (in case you teach half note first)
*Strategies to prepare and practice half note,
physically, visually, and aurally
*Musical Math Powerpoint
(make sure to view in slideshow mode!)--includes version with tika-tika and without
*Poison pattern mini-sets for preparing half note and practicing tie
*Cup game directions
including Japanese lyrics, English translation, rhythm slide, practice slide, and improvisation activity directions for barred instruments
*Paper airplane PDF for reading "two," ta, ti-ti, and quarter rest patterns,
using a koosh ball or squishy ball (go to "view," then "full screen," to view like a Powerpoint)
*SMART Board File for dressing up paper dolls and creating lyrics to "Phoebe in her Petticoat"
*SMART Board File for writing rhythm to "Sammy Sackett"
*SMART Board File with rhythm manipulatives
*Half note pre- and post-test,
with answer key
*Half note graphic organizer
, with answer key
Download the preview for more information. Please note that if you don't have SMART Notebook, you can open the files and view them for free by going to express.smarttech.com.
Prior Knowledge: It is assumed that the students know sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter note, and quarter rest (tika-tika, ti-ti, ta, and rest) prior to this unit. If you teach half note before sixteenth notes, you can still use many of the files and activities.
You can purchase this set at a discount with my Half Note Mega-Set. You can also purchase this set at a discount with my Second and Third Grade Music Mega-Set.
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